|Processor||AMD FX 8150|
|Motherboard||Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0|
|Graphics Card||MSI HD 6950 Twin Frozr III Power Edition 2GB unlocked @ HD6970|
|Ram||2x 4GB Kingston HyperX Blu 1600MHz CL9|
|Psu||Corsair GS600 80+ Bronze|
|Cooler||Deepcool GAMMAXX S40|
|Cooling Paste||Coolermaster IC Value|
|OS||Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit SP1|
I’ve performed the test under an ambient temp of 17c. Intel Burn Test v2.54 is being used here for doing the stress testing part and Asus AI Suite II 2.01.01 is used here to take the temperature readings. I have used Coolermaster IC Value as the cooling paste,though its cheap its a very potential cooling paste,I’ve used it in the past and it always gave me good results so I’ve used this time too.
I ran 5 loops of Intel Burn Test 2 times so as to have the most accurate readings.
The cooler ran silently all throughout the testing,even when the fan was spinning at full speed it was not audible but the downside of the cooler is,it couldn’t handle the FX8150 (125w TDP) even in stock settings when put under load. With an ambient temperature of 17c the temperature was hitting 61c,after the stress testing was completed I reinstalled the cpu cooler thinking that the reason of so high temperature was probably a bad installation,so I performed the stress test again but sorry to disappoint you guys it still touched the 60c mark with the cpu at stock. The temperature was actually worse than the AMD’s stock copper heatsink cooler. This clearly suggests that this cooler cannot handle a 125w cpu. I even tried some overclocking but as I expected the temperature reached 78c and the processor throttled and downclocked itself to prevent itself from damaging. This is really not expected from an aftermarket cooler.