Vizo Propeller System Cooler ReviewPropane - April 25, 2008
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As the installation pictures show, the Vizo Propeller will have a limited effect on the temperatures inside my case. In fact, the only component that the Propeller will really affect the airflow around at all is the video card. To test the Propeller’s effectiveness, I will use an IR thermometer to measure the temperature on the front and back of the card. In addition I will use the temperature readings from Nvidia's own ntune utility for additional temperature verification to see if the Propeller does provide a benefit. These temperatures will then be reported in the graphs bellow.
- Processor: Intel Core2Duo E6600 Processor
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA EX38-DQ6 Motherboard
- Ram: 2048MB G.Skill HZ RAM
- Video Card: eVGA 8800GTS 640MB Video Card
- Power Supply: GameXtreme 700w Power Supply
- Hard Drive: Western Digital 74GB Raptor
- Hard Drive: Western Digital 500GB Caviar
- Optical Drive: Sony Optical Drive
- Case: Antec Sonata II Mid-tower Case
- Primary Testing OS: Windows Vista Ultimate
- Mouse: Saitek GM3200 Laser Mouse
As the results indicate, the Propeller did not have much of an effect on the idle temperatures of the video card, however the load temperatures were slightly improved. An explanation for this is that the Propeller was causing more air to flow through it than the 8800GTS’s cooling system. Then, when the video card started to heat up, it’s cooling system started to run faster, pulling more air.