Intel RTS2011LC CPU Water Cooler Review


Temperature Testing Results

Intel RTS2011LC Water Cooler

Running the system at the stock settings with Turbo and Hyper Threading on, the Intel RTS2011LC comes in at a 66*C under full load; at idle the system throttles to 2.7GHz so the idle temps show up at just under 30*C. The Noctua NH-D14 air cooler could be considered one of the best, if not the best, air cooler available, and at $85 is roughly the same cost as the Intel RTS2011LC. The Noctua Nh-D14 comes in at a very nice 51.33*C, 15 degrees cooler than the Intel RTS2011LC. The Noctua was MUCH quieter than the fan on the Intel cooler.

Intel RTS2011LC Water Cooler

Using the Intel RTS2011LC I then pushed the system as far as I could and be stable. The Intel RTS2011LC came in at 74.50*C under full load. The Noctua NH-D14 came in at 67.57*C.

Intel RTS2011LC Water Cooler

I tried to run the Intel RTS2011LC at 4.6GHz and the system would blue screen after 5-6 minutes of prime95. I wanted to see if it was heat related. So, when I put the Noctua NH-D14 on the test system I was able to push it to 4.63GHz. The NH-D14 handled the heat and came in at 71.67*C. I tried to get the system to 4.7GHz and the system wouldn’t even pass POST with Hyper Threading enabled.

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