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by jmke
Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:38 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolimatech Genesis CPU Heatsink: Retaking the Crown
Replies: 18
Views: 9645

Re: Prolimatech Genesis CPU Heatsink: Retaking the Crown

kinda wonder how it'd do in a case, with how the different fan orientations affecting airflow. also: unique? nobody wants to talk about the cooler master v10, eh? inside a tower it will be behind all the other coolers; since the airflow on an open testbench is beneficiary for top-down CPU coolers; ...
by jmke
Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:23 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 40699

It strikes me as very odd that the rankings can change when you change nothing but the heat power input, as you do when going from stock i7 processor to overclocked. each heatpipe has a certain capacity to transfer heat, at a certain heat level it's possible they fail or work less efficient. take i...
by jmke
Sat Mar 06, 2010 2:10 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 40699

I did a quick comparo of load test software running on Core i7 @ stock speed with stock Intel cooler. Did not measure CPU temp actively, did log power usage (at wall socket): - Prime95 (latest version: 155W - 8 instances of K7Burn: 167W (linkie: http://www.madshrimps.be/files/mirrors/K7burn.rar) - L...
by jmke
Mon Jan 25, 2010 5:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 40699

in a case there is less "cool" air compared to an "open test" bed; so it would lead to different results;
by jmke
Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 40699

you should also include results with no fan,
testing outside a case... makes passive cooling tests worthless, since inside a case with a single exhaust fan, you'll have more airflow and completely different end result.
by jmke
Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:43 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: SPCR's 2010 CPU Heatsink Test Platform
Replies: 123
Views: 40699

interesting article; I've been pondering about a similar change, I've tested with a dual core Prescott S775 CPU, seeing your results I can confidently say when you overclock a Prescott to 4ghz with enough vcore you match the heat output of the S1366 CPU:-) What was the reason for not including the H...
by jmke
Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: CPUs and Motherboards
Topic: MadShrimps pits Clarkdale vs Phenom II + 785G
Replies: 25
Views: 28021

I'm pretty sure he knew what part he was testing, but without proper gear to do power usage tests he decided to not focus on this "in detail", but not neglect the fact either, hence why he mentioned on the last page the power consumption wise the Core i5 will be the big winner. Rated TDP is not to b...
by jmke
Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:15 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: New SPCR award tags
Replies: 9
Views: 3345

I thought the recommended badge cheapened the conclusion. There are sites, like Madshrimps, that give these badges to every product that comes across their desk. They never met a free piece of hardware they didn't like. care - to place - a bet on that ? We most definitely do not hand out a recommen...
by jmke
Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:40 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolima Megahalems: A Mega Nehalem Cooler
Replies: 59
Views: 32599

In three years, your processor would be worthless not at all; single threaded performance has pretty much come to a halt; we don't need 8 core CPUs, which is what you'll get in 3-years; we won't see 5ghz CPUs, which is what we need to see performance boosts... so a CPU bought today will last you a ...
by jmke
Mon May 25, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 23 CPU Cooler Roundup by Madshrimps
Replies: 23
Views: 21149

psiu wrote: And by then you won't need any quiet components anyway :) Like when I shop for parts for my parents and then realize neither one can hear for beans :P
you are indeed quite right; my parents are not bothered by a PC which makes to my standards lots of racket :)
by jmke
Wed May 20, 2009 6:20 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: MadShrimps 120mm Fan comparison May2009 (30 models)
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

I can provide you with the raw .xls sheet if you want, PM your email addy if you're interested
by jmke
Wed May 20, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: MadShrimps 120mm Fan comparison May2009 (30 models)
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

CFM vs DB are do-able if you don't take the DB at face value but only as comparison tool between the results. Or take the time to make it comparable. Either by comparing Lg([CFM]) vs [dB(A)], which is log-log, or [CFM] vs 10^([dB(A)]/10), which is linear. Cheers Olle Hey Olle, I barely made it thro...
by jmke
Wed May 20, 2009 3:41 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: MadShrimps 120mm Fan comparison May2009 (30 models)
Replies: 10
Views: 2359

Martin provided me with the test data and OK'ed it for full disclosure; the sound recordings are quite useful and CFM vs RPM , CFM vs Voltage etc are quite good;

CFM vs DB are do-able if you don't take the DB at face value but only as comparison tool between the results.
by jmke
Tue May 12, 2009 5:54 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 23 CPU Cooler Roundup by Madshrimps
Replies: 23
Views: 21149

And fantastic cpu choice for testing.
serious remark or ironic? :)
I want to increase heat load above 100W for CPU alone to be able stress those heatsinks build for Core i7, 6 heat pipes monsters are not properly stressed with a <100W CPU;
by jmke
Thu May 07, 2009 1:14 pm
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte GV-N96TSL-1GI Geforce 9600GT Rev.B Videocard
Replies: 5
Views: 2191

With Accelero S1 on the 9600 GT Gigabyte I'm hitting 65°C.
by jmke
Thu May 07, 2009 12:08 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 23 CPU Cooler Roundup by Madshrimps
Replies: 23
Views: 21149

hey MikeC, thank you for your input, much appreciated. I'm afraid that in very near future I won't be able to make room which will hit that low noise level; while I'm living in quiet little town, I have not enough room at this point in time to dedicate a whole room to noise testing, as this will be ...
by jmke
Thu May 07, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Video Cards & Monitors
Topic: Gigabyte GV-N96TSL-1GI Geforce 9600GT Rev.B Videocard
Replies: 5
Views: 2191

got a chance to test the 9600 GT silent cell, runs at 105°C under full load (room 22°C) inside a case which has 2x120mm exhaust and 1x120mm in-take. performance is slightly better than a stock clocked 9600 GT seeing as this unit is rated at 700/1800/900 (GPU/SHADER/MEM). 105°C is what 9600 GT is ...
by jmke
Wed May 06, 2009 2:14 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 23 CPU Cooler Roundup by Madshrimps
Replies: 23
Views: 21149

thanks EekTheCat. I'm nowhere near MikeC's ambient noise level or sound recording; I have a goal to work towards to! he has set the standard for noise level testing, no other site out there is matching his work; dhanson865: Ouch, that is twice the cost I'd pay in the US for it. If I win the lottery ...
by jmke
Mon May 04, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 23 CPU Cooler Roundup by Madshrimps
Replies: 23
Views: 21149

yes:)

I check closest EU retailer, has the Extech 407738 for € 429,59
by jmke
Mon May 04, 2009 1:26 pm
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 23 CPU Cooler Roundup by Madshrimps
Replies: 23
Views: 21149

arison. wonder if the passive testing was done with the case cloosed? this would likely affect temps. yes case was closed during all tests. @Dhanson: not currently looking for an upgrade of the SLM, just spend $500+ earlier this year for test gear; but a higher quality dBA meter is definitely on th...
by jmke
Mon May 04, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: 23 CPU Cooler Roundup by Madshrimps
Replies: 23
Views: 21149

36DBa BASELINE WTF??? welcome.. to the real world :) don't fixate on the absolute values of the dBA readings, it's used a comparative tool between the heatsinks and fan's tested, nothing more, nothing less. Could have used abstract numbers, but preferred these. our test lab is nowhere near as advan...
by jmke
Sat Apr 18, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: Prolima Megahalems: A Mega Nehalem Cooler
Replies: 59
Views: 32599

hey MikeC, nice review !
I just finished testing the Megahalems, my findings are scarcely similar to yours :)
with very high CFM fan it outperforms the TRUE, at very low CFM it outperforms the TRUE, between those, it's a mix.
by jmke
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:14 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: New Scythe Heatsink -- GODHAND
Replies: 32
Views: 10229

What the-- What kind of performance increase do they expect to wring out of that compared to their existing products or competing over-the-top coolers? Another 0.6C? other way around in fact, in my tests Orochi didn't turn out to be better than Ninja (1) , even passive it is worse than all other Sc...
by jmke
Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:10 am
Forum: CPU Cooling
Topic: German website compares 68 CPU Coolers
Replies: 0
Views: 1079

German website compares 68 CPU Coolers

http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=de&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&langpair=de%7Cen&u=http://www.pc-max.de/forum/article.php%3F%26a%3D770 massive article:) unfortunately only one setting per HSF tested, so out of the box experience with 68 coolers. dBA and CPU recorded in large chart, direct link here: h...
by jmke
Thu Apr 02, 2009 5:12 am
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anandtech: Understanding SSDs and New Drives from OCZ
Replies: 45
Views: 11505

that will be a future project, got hold of some good software tools to measure performance of loading apps/opening files. won't be ready by tomorrow though ;)
by jmke
Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: Silent Storage
Topic: Anandtech: Understanding SSDs and New Drives from OCZ
Replies: 45
Views: 11505

Hi, I can tell you just one thing: I'm using OCZ Vertex since almost 2 weeks and sold already my Samsung F1. I will post benchmarks tomorrow - after 9 day of using + benchmarks after 'reseting' an aligning but still with 'old' firmware. You can expect something interesting. I really don't care abou...
by jmke
Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:52 am
Forum: SPCR Article Discussion
Topic: 80 Plus expands podium for Bronze, Silver & Gold
Replies: 32
Views: 32558

I saw that logo at Cebit... wondering why an organization called "80 Plus" would use "90". a closer look revealed it was indeed not very real. marketing gone wrong?
by jmke
Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:19 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Madshrimps - 120mm Fan Roundup - 35 Models Compared
Replies: 59
Views: 39808

we discussed internally at the site whether or not to include price as a factor but I'm glad we didn't, they differ just too much between countries for such a standard item.
by jmke
Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:25 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Madshrimps - 120mm Fan Roundup - 35 Models Compared
Replies: 59
Views: 39808

ok, keep us posted!
by jmke
Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:16 am
Forum: Fans and Control
Topic: Madshrimps - 120mm Fan Roundup - 35 Models Compared
Replies: 59
Views: 39808

I'm 20min from Brussels;) capital of EU; I'm guessing compared to wide open areas and big countries, this place is crowded; not Tokyo though ;)