Corsair Air Series A50 CPU Cooler ReviewWed, Jan 26, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Corsair A50 Temperature Testing Results
With the system running at the stock speed of 2.8GHz the A50 cools the i7 930 to a nice 58.25*C. At that temp the A50 does as advertised and beats the stock cooler by at least 20 degrees — in our case 21.25 degrees, to be exact. Not bad for a $35 investment.
With the system running with the mild overclock at 3.5GHz the A50 is doing quite well. Running at 62.75*C the A50 only 1/4 degree behind the H70 and 2.5 degrees behind the Super Mega.
With the heat really cranked up we have the system running at 4.0GHz. The A50 is still doing very well for a budget minded cooler. Cooling the i7 930 to 75.25*C the A50 is 2.75 degrees behind the H70 and 5 degrees behind the Super Mega. Not bad for $35.