Information not expressly stated in the Final Rise above
Ambient Temperature Test Results List concerns the pre-applied thermal pad (we
remove this for testing any way), the number of fans on each heatsink, general
fan noise and clip force observations, and ambient temperature measurements. As
always, FrostyTech's Synthetic Temperature Test results for the Socket 478 Intel
Pentium 4 platform are grouped according to the results for the 100W test
FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Heatsink Test
Results: *Ranked according to 100W
interface die test results.
If you were to compare these test results with that of the NCU-1000 model,
you would find there is scant little difference between the two. Using the same test methods;
a single 92mm x 92mm low-noise Zalman fan
set at 6" and 12" distances from the cooler, the results are within
a degree or two of each other on the 100W test. The differences
are a little more pronounced for the 50W tests, especially with the fan positioned approximately
12" away from the NCU-2000...
In any case, as you can see from the test results, the stronger the
airflow over the fins of the Scythe NCU-2000, the better the heatsink performs.
As a passive heatsink, the NCU-2000 has the means to perform very well if there
is sufficient internal case airflow. Ultimately, this means that thermal
performance ranges from average cooling to satisfactory, all without any
extra noise dumped into the PC. As a low noise solution, this potentially makes
the Scythe NCU-2000 a
desirable product (available online here). But, it all
hangs on just how silent those case fans are...
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