Intel LGA1366 Stock Cooler Performance: Good Enough?

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Intel LGA1366 Stock Cooler Performance: Good Enough?

Post by Lawrence Lee » Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:54 pm


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Post by leifeinar » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:20 am

Great test, for me running the intel stock cooler always has included undervolting, and using program i can get the fan really quite when adjusting after boot. i guess with undervolting u could go lower, maby down to 5-6V

did a quick undervolting test with I7 920

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Post by Flanker » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:22 am

i knew the stock coolers are loud but the noise levels of the 980X stock cooler is simply :shock:

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Post by Mescalero » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:20 am

Interesting article, good to see how the stock heatsinks really perform.

At how many RPM does the fan run when set to Q(uiet)? Did I miss that in the article somewhere?

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Post by Mr. Perfect » Mon Jun 07, 2010 3:42 pm

Hmm, interesting. If it came with all i7s, a simple $5 fan mod might be enough for some people.
Mescalero wrote:At how many RPM does the fan run when set to Q(uiet)? Did I miss that in the article somewhere?
It was mentioned briefly on page 6.
Page 6 wrote:The built-in speed switch toggles the fan speed between 12V ('P' setting) and 7V ('Q' setting).
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Post by Vibrator » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:15 pm

An AMD followup would be fantastic

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Post by MikeC » Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:32 pm

Vibrator wrote:An AMD followup would be fantastic
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Post by rpsgc » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:06 am

MikeC wrote:
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Post by Avalanche » Tue Jun 08, 2010 11:49 am

Very interesting review, Lawrence!

Look how much more aggressive the angle on the Intel fan blades are than the Nexus
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No doubt the Intel fan is designed to move a lot more air. The angle of attack near 45º suggests that the incoming axial velocity is designed to be essentially equal to the rotational velocity of the fan blade tips.

It looks a lot like this kind of fan, to me.
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Post by frenchie » Thu Jun 10, 2010 8:40 am

This cooler is such a joke... a shame for Intel I think. Maybe they only simulate the fan behavior and never turn it on !!! It's the first time I've had to turn the sound down when listening to a sample at 12V !
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Post by NeilBlanchard » Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:53 pm

Someone beat me to it -- the i7-980X fan has incredibly steeply angled blades! No wonder it is so noisy! They are beating at the air; rather than "slicing" it...
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Post by Eagle156 » Sun Jun 13, 2010 11:22 pm

NeilBlanchard wrote:Someone beat me to it -- the i7-980X fan has incredibly steeply angled blades! No wonder it is so noisy! They are beating at the air; rather than "slicing" it...
Sounds like it would make a good helicopter.

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Post by Olle P » Wed Jun 16, 2010 12:47 am

NeilBlanchard wrote:-- the i7-980X fan has incredibly steeply angled blades! ... They are beating at the air; rather than "slicing" it...
That angle combined with the lack of a radial "hook" curve and shroud I bet a lot of the moved air is pushed out at the sides before entering the heatsink.

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