Author: Greg Baden
The following system was used in testing:
Case: NZXT Phantom
Motherboard: XFX 680i LT SLI
CPU: Q6600 @ 2.4 GHz
Memory: 2x2GB OCZ SLI Ready DDR2 800 MHz
Power Supply: XFX XXX 650W Modular
Video Card: XFX GTS 250
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)|
|Thermaltake Frio – 2 Fans – High||33C||44C|
|Thermaltake Frio – 2 Fans – Low||34C||47C|
Despite the strange and difficult installation, the GlacialTech Alaska performed fairly well. It reached an idle temperature of 32C and load temperature of 45C. Also during testing I noticed the fan would occasionally become very noisy, perhaps due to the vibration between the fan and the heatsink.