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Review: Cooler Master TPC 812

Tests, Tools and Methodology:

How We Tested:

We are testing in 3 different configurations as outlined below. Each configuration will be tested with 3 different fans. We repeat the tests 3 times for each configuration and fan combination. A fresh application of TIM is performed for each remount. This will result in a total of 27 test results. We then calculate the averages for each configuration and fan setup.

The test itself is 45min long and consists of a 5min warm up / idle period which is followed by a 8 thread Prime95 load test and concludes with a 10min cool down period.

Setup #1: Stock @ 2.66 GHz (2.80 GHz)

  • BCLK
  • 133 MHz
  • CPU Ratio
  • x21
  • Vcore
  • 1.15v - LLC Enabled
  • VTT
  • 1.2v
  • UNcore
  • x21
  • RAM DDR3
  • 1066 / 7-7-7-20 1T

Setup #2: Medium OC @ 3.60 GHz

  • BCLK
  • 180 MHz
  • CPU Ratio
  • x20
  • Vcore
  • 1.3v - LLC Enabled
  • VTT
  • 1.2125v
  • UNcore
  • x18
  • RAM DDR3
  • 1440 / 8-8-8-24 1T

Setup #3: Overclocked @ 4.00 GHz

  • BCLK
  • 200 MHz
  • CPU Ratio
  • x20
  • Vcore
  • 1.4v - LLC Enabled
  • VTT
  • 1.35v
  • UNcore
  • x16
  • RAM DDR3
  • 1600 / 8-8-8-24 1T

We use 2 predefined fans for measurement consistency and to determine how well the cooler will scale for silence and performance. If the manufacturer supplies a fan, the factory fan will be included in all tests as well.

  • FAN #1:
  • SanAce | 109R1212H1011 | 120x120x38 | 120 CFM
  • FAN #2:
  • Scythe Gentle Typhoon 15 | 120x120x25 | 58 CFM
  • FAN #3:
  • | 120x120x25 | 86.15 CFM

Bench Table:

All tests will be conducted on an open test bench.

  • TecnoFront Raven is the bench table used for all benchmarks and stress testing.
  • Arctic Cooling MX-4 Ultra Premium Thermal Compound was used for all tests.
  • Arctic Silver ACN-60ML + Microfiber cloth is used for TIM removal.

Test Tools:

  • Thermometer #1:
  • CystalFontz DB635-AKTMF-KU3
  • Thermometer #2:
  • 2x CystalFontz WRDOW17 Temp Sensor

This will be used to measure and monitor ambient temperature. The ambient temperature window is between 25C - 27C degrees. The target temperature is 26C degrees.

Hardware:

  • CPU:
  • Intel Core i7 930 D0 2.8 GHz
  • Motherboard:
  • ASUS P6X58D-E
  • Memory:
  • G.SKILL PI+ Turbulence 3x2GB DDR3 1600 /PC3-12800
  • Video Card:
  • ASUS NVIDIA GeForce GT210

BIOS Configuration:

  • EIST
  • Disabled
  • C1E
  • Disabled

OS and Settings:

  • OS:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
  • Power Options:
  • Performance Mode

Testing Applications:

  • Temp App
  • RealTemp v3.6
  • Stress App
  • Prime95 v25.11
created by
Edward 'BoT' Reese

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