Thermaltake SpinQ Six Heatpipe CPU Cooler Review

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AMD Test System

Mounting Directions Used:

Suggested Method By Thermaltake:

AM3 Test System SpinQ Suggested Installation Direction

Reversed Direction We Tested For Fun:

AM3 Test System SpinQ Alternate Installation Direction

All testing was done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
with all the latest updates installed. All benchmarks were completed on
the desktop with no other software programs running. The SuperTalent ProjectX DDR3 was run at 1600MHz for stock testing and 1402MHz for Overclocked testing, both at 8-8-8-20 timings. The GA-790XTA-UD4 was run using BIOS version F2 dating December 3, 2009.

  AMD Test Platform

 Component  Brand/Model Live Pricing
 Processor AMD Phenom II X2 550
 Motherboard Gigabyte GA-790XTA UD4 Click Here
 Memory 2GB (2x1GB) SuperTalent ProjectX DDR3 Click Here
 Video Card  BIOSTAR GeForce GTS 250 Click Here
 Hard Drive  Western Digital Raptor 74GB Click Here
CPU Cooling  See Below Click Here
 Power Supply  Corsair TX750W Click Here
Operating System Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit Click Here
Chassis Thermaltake Element T Click Here

Coolers Tested:
Default CPU Settings
  • 3100MHz
  • 1.375v/1.360v (in BIOS/in Windows)
  • 200MHz x15.5
  • 2000MHz HT Link

Overclocked CPU Settings

  • 3813MHz
  • 1.525v/1.520v (in BIOS/in Windows)
  • 263MHz x14.5
  • 2104MHz HT Link
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