I wasn't suggesting that the machine was dangerously undercooled.
That's what it sounded like to me...
Here's my original post in it's entirety:Huge rises in several key temperatures compared to the original, making this machine simply the "or" in the eternal either/or of thermal/acoustic performance.
What part of that suggests that I think the machine dangerously undercooled? Surely an increase in mainboard temp. of more than 25% at idle (38C v 30C) and of more than 55% (55C v 35C) under Prime95 is
huge? Not dangerous, not even particularly worrying in absolute terms, but very substantial nonetheless. It's an observation - that's all
The point I was trying to make was simply that nothing particularly clever or innovative has been done here. It runs quieter at the expense of running hotter: by a substantial 23% in the case of the the hdd, for example, even at idle - ie, most of the time.
Maybe... but no other company has ever used component binning for low noise or achieved such low noise levels before, and we've been testing systems for nearly 9 years. Also you can't just say the HDD is running 23% hotter -- it is NOT the same HDD or even the same model, and there are always SAMPLE VARIANCES! There's no way to tell for sure whether these components with the old cooling would run hotter or cooler than the old system components.
The WD Caviar Green 1.5TB used in the original machine, and the WD Caviar Green 2.0TB drive used in the new feature identical power specifications:
Those of us who use our machines for professional music production are often running CPU loads of 70-80% continuously for many hours at a time. Not quite Prime, perhaps, but thermally demanding nonetheless.
That really is NOTHING like Prime95+Furmark. I'd guess about 80~100W less. With that kind of load, this system would not even break a sweat going 24/7 - 365.
Firstly, I have not referred in any
of my posts to Furmark. I referred only to Prime95, and even then I conceded that it was not a flat comparison. Secondly, perhaps you could tell me which VST/VSTi's and host enviroments you're familiar with?