Card Cooler review
Klein on August 16, 1999 - Page 3/3
wonderful thing about motherboards being made today is their
ability to monitor temperatures through diodes placed on the
motherboard. With the Abit BX6 revision 2 I have, I can
monitor the temperature anywhere within the system through
the use of a probe that was Abit's remedy for the faulty CPU
temperature monitoring diode. I placed the probe directly on
the backside of the stock heatsink on my Creative Labs TNT2
are my heat monitoring results after 15 minutes of play in
Quake 3 and various clock speeds.
The system was left to rest for 30 min between the
with standard cooling – 123.4 degrees F
175/215 with the Card Cooler – 96.7 degrees F
you can see here, the card cooler can help cool the card
quite a bit, but it can also reduce the temperature of an
already well-cooled CPU. The Global Win Heatsink/Fan does
very good at heat dispersion, but with the Card Cooler
helping to keep other components cool, the CPU stays cooler
as well. The diode on the BX6 r2 is not in direct contact
with any metal surface, but is placed very close to the Slot
are the results of the on-board system monitoring diode
present on the BX6 r2. They were recorded at the same time
as those above.
with standard cooling – 98.4 degrees
550MHz with the Card Cooler – 92.3 degrees
Card Cooler is made with the overclocker in mind. Placing
two large fans in a non-overclocked system is pretty much
pointless if it operates the same without added cooling.
However, it can increase the longevity of the system, but if
you’re like me you don’t keep the same parts for more
than two years.
Card Cooler also makes it possible for you to cool the video
board without voiding the manufacturers warranty. On the
other hand, adding the cooling to overclock the video card
will void the warranty. The Card Cooler does its job very
well, but it does eat up a lot of power, so you have to make
sure your system can handle the load.
people at home will try to make their own Card Cooler type
coolers, but I suggest looking into the Card Cooler before
doing so. The price of $20 is worth the cooling it delivers.
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