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Of Orbs and Blocks – ThermalTake DUORB and Scythe OROCHI

The setup comprised of an Intel QX6850 Kentsfield processor mounted on an ASRock 4Core1600P35 motherboard. The setup was run in an open-case concept and laid horizontally on the table. Temperatures were monitored with the provided monitoring utility from ASRock.  Load temperature testing procedure involves running two instances of Orthos Small-FTT-test (4 threads in total) at least 15 minutes or more if necessary to obtain a stable temperature. For Idle temperature measurements, we waited for the CPU and system temperatures to stabilize after loading the Windows Desktop with no applications running in the background.

Test Setup

  • Intel Core 2 Quad QX6850 operating at 3GHz (9 x 333MHz; 1.3v set in BIOS)
  • ASRock 4Core1600P35-WiFi+ Motherboard
  • 2 x 1GB Infineon DDR3-10600 Ram
  • NVIDIA Geforce 8400GS
  • Scythe ZIPANG Cooler
  • Scythe OROCHI Cooler
  • ThermalTake DUORB CPU Cooler
  • 2 x 80GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.7 HDD
  • Pioneer DVR-215BK SATA DVD-RW
  • FSP Everest 80Plus 600W PSU
  • Windows Vista Ultimate x86

Unless otherwise stated, the operating voltages and frequencies are as follows:

Scythe OROCHI Setup

ThermalTake DUORB in Action

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