Author: Greg Baden
The following system was used in testing:
Case: Zalman Z9 Plus
Motherboard: ASRock 890FX Deluxe5
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz
Memory: 2x2GB Patriot Gseries DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz
Power Supply: In Win Commander II 1200W
Video Card: Sparkle Calibre 9800GTX+ 512MB
- NZXT Havik 140
- Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro
Tests were conducted under idle and load states. The computer was left to sit after 30 minutes after being turned on to check the idle temperature. The load temperature was found by running the latest version of Prime95 which supports multi-core CPUs by default. Temperatures were obtained through SpeedFan.
|CPU Cooler||Idle (°C)||Load (°C)|
|Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro||35°C||52°C|
|NZXT Havik 140||35°C||54°C|
Out of previous tests on Arctic Cooling devices I really wasn’t expecting much from the Freezer 13 Pro, but to my surprise it did surprisingly well, surpassing the NZXT Havik 140 by 2 degrees under load conditions.