OCZ Tempest Heat Sink Fan Cooler

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The Test System

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If purchase a retail box Intel Conroe or Allendale processor this is how the system is going to look.  The Intel fan does a great job keeping a stock processor cool, but we are going to test both stock and overclocked settings to see how the OCZ Tempest does. Since we recently tested the Aerocool Xfire we will also include it in the graphs to help show our readers what a competing air cooling solution can do.

Here is the Intel Test Platform:

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

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Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

Motherboard

ABIT AWD9 MAX

Memory

2GB Corsair PC2-8888 Dominator

Video Card

ATI X1900XTX

Hard Drive

Western Digital 250MB

Cooling

Aerocool Xfire & OCZ Tempest

Power Supply

Corsair 620W PSU

Operating System

Windows XP Professional

OCZ Tempest HSF

The way we mounted the OCZ Tempest cooler it will blow air across the heatpipe heatsink that abit used on the A9WD-Max motherboard and surrounding areas.  The retail boxed Intel heat sink would do the same thing, but the airflow isn’t enough to really impact board surface temperatures. The Tempest looks great and uses tried and true blue LED’s with a clear fan that will be sure to look good in a case with general mods.

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