Author: Greg Baden
The following system was used in testing:
Case: Thermaltake V9 BlacX
Motherboard: MSI 890FXA-GD65
CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz
Memory: 2x2GB Patriot Gseries DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W
Video Card: Sparkle Calibre 9800GTX+ 512MB
- Thermaltake Jing
- Zalman CNPS9900 MAX
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 Jing – High||19°C||39°C|
|Thermaltake Jing – Low||19°C||41°C|
|Zalman CNPS9900 MAX||25°C||44°C|
I was surprised with the results of the CNPS9900 MAX. The idle temperatures were 6 degrees higher than both of our tests with the Thermaltake Jing, but only 3-5 degrees higher under load conditions. Since this is only a single fan design, with a rather small case imprint, I suppose these temperatures are to be expected.