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Old 03-20-2013, 07:03 AM   #1
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"The Zalman FX100 is a fanless CPU cooler with a huge cube heatsink and 10 heatpipes. Let's test it with no fan, and also with one optional 92 mm fan, and see if it can cool our CPU. Check it out!
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Old 03-20-2013, 11:07 AM   #2
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I wonder with the new Haswell chips coming out with the lower temps if it would be possible to run the i7 4770 fanless on any of the current fanless CPU coolers?

what currently is the best fanless cooler?

Or would i need to wait for the Thermalright HR22?

Im looking for a completely fanless PC (not overclocked).

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as most fanless HS's are designed to cool stock clocked CPU's why did you bother overclocking I think you totally missed the point of this HS it's not meant to be an enthusiasts OC CPU cooler please redo the test without the OC
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as most fanless HS's are designed to cool stock clocked CPU's why did you bother overclocking I think you totally missed the point of this HS it's not meant to be an enthusiasts OC CPU cooler please redo the test without the OC
It is pointless to test one cooler with different clock settings. All coolers must be tested under the same conditions in order to make possible to compare them.
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Yeh but why not run it at normal clock speed too?

Not everyone is a geek and overclocks there computer. Infact i presume about 70% of home users dont overclock at all. So why bother test it 'only' at overclocked rates?

Flawed Review, the whole idea of a passive cooler is efficiency with your rig, both cool, quiet, and low energy.

You might want to retry.
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Yeh but why not run it at normal clock speed too?

Not everyone is a geek and overclocks there computer. Infact i presume about 70% of home users dont overclock at all. So why bother test it 'only' at overclocked rates?

Flawed Review, the whole idea of a passive cooler is efficiency with your rig, both cool, quiet, and low energy.

You might want to retry.
I think 95% is a better guess.
But we don't review only passive coolers. We created a methodoly that could be used to include all kinds of CPU coolers, from slim ones to high-end models.
That's why we test coolers with a moderate overclock. If we test coolers with no overclock, high-end coolers would not be properly tested, and if we use a high overclock with overvolt, we couldn't test slim and passive coolers.
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Your joking right? You OC'd a cpu to test a passive cooler? Wow thats unimpressive and piss poor, now how about going and doing it again with stock clocks, intel stock vs the FX100!

Seriosly tho, horses for courses.


BTW, Its designed for under 95w tdp.
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Your joking right? You OC'd a cpu to test a passive cooler? Wow thats unimpressive and piss poor, now how about going and doing it again with stock clocks, intel stock vs the FX100!

Seriosly tho, horses for courses.


BTW, Its designed for under 95w tdp.
We didn´t overclock our CPU for this test alone. There is no sense in testing a cooler with a different setting from the other ones, we couldn´t compare them.
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I'm going to bet that if I enter my stock Hyundai Tucson in a Formula 1 race, it will likely come last in that too.

Guess what - I don't use my Hyundai Tucson to race other race-cars. I use it for my usual daily driving.

This test should have been done under typical usage conditions - you yourself indicated that "95%" of home users likely do not overclock their systems.
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