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 Post subject: Cooler Benchmrks
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:04 pm 
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In Maximum PC the cooler benchmarks show, ambient air, idle temperature, burn temperature and burn - ambient.
Can someone explain the benchmark method, and in particular:
1. Where are the temperatures measured?
2. What is burn - ambient?

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 Post subject: Re: Cooler Benchmrks
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:34 pm 
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Seeing as I don't work for MPC I can't answer your question. However I doubt anyone else will be able to either. This kind of question would be best directed at the person who preformed the test and wrote the article. Unfortunately they rarely have time to check into the forums and answer questions. So perhaps an email to them would yield better results.


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 Post subject: Re: Cooler Benchmrks
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:52 pm 
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1. Where are the temperatures measured?
It depends. If you believe the internal temperature sensor and the software used to read it, that's usually as close as you can get it. Otherwise, sticking a probe in with the heat sink would be the only other option. Although this may hamper results because the CPU loses some contact with the heat sink.

2. What is burn - ambient?
A burn in is running a program, like Prime95, that'll keep the CPU at 100% utilization. The CPU gets hotter when it's in use more.

Ambient is the air temperature around the case at the time.


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