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Raijintek Aidos Heatsink Review
Raijintek Aidos Heatsink Review
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Abstract: On the test bench today is Raijintek's Aidos heatsink, a sub-compact tower cooler that stands just 137mm tall. The Aidos heatsink positions itself as an ideal CPU cooler for height limited computer cases or sub-95W TDP processors that really don't require big and heavy thermal solutions to get the job done.

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Raijintek   Cooling / Heatsinks   Oct 02, 2013   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Intel LGA2011 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

FrostyTech Mk.III Synthetic Thermal Heatsink Test Results
Intel Core i7, Extreme Edition class heatsinks tested at a 200W heat load.
Results based on readings from a 38x38mm copper interface die with 200W heat load on the Intel version of the Mk.III Test Platform. Temperature results listed for each heatsink were calculated by determining the rise over ambient temperatures at time of test. Information on Frostytech's test methodology is available here.
Socket LGA2011/1366 compatible CPU heatsinks
Manufacturer: Model No.: *Fan Speed: 200W Thermal Test (°C) Noise Level (dBA)

Noctua NH-U14S +2nd rear fan 16.2 49.7
Noctua NH-U14S 17.0 47.3
Noctua NH-U12S +2nd rear fan 18.8 49.8
Silverstone Argon AR01 high 18.8 53.0
Raijintek Themis high 19.7 52.8
Coolermaster V8 GTS high 20.0 59.7
Noctua NH-U12S 21.1 46.2
Raijintek Ereboss high 21.4 49.7
Zalman Reserator 3 Max high 21.6 58.9
Silverstone NT06-P high 22.1 51.6
Raijintek Aidos high 23.0 55.6
Raijintek Aidos low 35.7 40.1
Silverstone NT01-P high 35.8 40.4
200W Thermal Test (°C) Noise Level (dBA)
*Heatsinks are ranked according to the 125W Thermal Test results column (rise over ambient temp.). Low temperatures with low noise levels are considered best. For reference heatsinks with variable-speed fans, only the high speed (12V) fan test result is included in the comparison sheet; more detailed results reside in each specific heatsink review.

Intel's LGA2011 processors have a published thermal output of 130W TDP. Since overclocking can boost heat output higher, Frostytech's Intel socket LGA2011 synthetic thermal test platform stresses socket LGA2011/1366 compatible heatsinks with a 200W heat load. Furthermore, because both the AMD Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS) and Intel LGA2011 IHS measure ~38x38mm, these test results can be extrapolated for the AMD platform as well.

With a 200W heat load applied by the Intel LGA2011/1366 version of FrostyTech's synthetic thermal test platform, the Raijintek Aidos heatsink achieved a temperature test result of 23.0°C over ambient at stock fan speed (2400RPM).

After decreasing the speed of the Aidos' 92mm fan from 2400RPM to 1000RPM, the heatsink yielded a satisfactory result of 35.7°C over ambient.

To sum up, on the whole the Raijintek Aidos heatsink is a good little sub-140mm tall cooler, though it is on the loud side at full fan speed where it offers its best thermal performance.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Raijintek Aidos Heatsink Review
 2:  360° View - Raijintek Aidos Heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Sound Level Comparison
 4:  AMD Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
 5:  Intel LGA115x/775 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
 6: — Intel LGA2011 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

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