Evercool Transformer 4 (HPJ-12025) CPU Cooler
Posted by: Jim on: 12.10.2009 01:00:00 [ Print | 0 comment(s) ]
- Main board - Asus P5Q Pro
- Processor - Intel C2D E8400 @ 4.00 Ghz 445Mhz FSB
- GFX Card - Inno3D GTX275 iChill Edition
- Sound map - X-Fi XtremeGamer
- CPU Cooling – On Review
- Main memory - G.Skill PI Black DDR2 800Mhz CL4 4GB
- disks - Samsung F1 TB + Hitachi Deskstar 500GB
- DVD burner - Samsung DVDRW
- Case - In Win Maelstrom
- PSU - OCZ Fatal1ty 550W
- On Review: Evercool Transformer 4
The Evercool Transformer 4s backplate was very easy to fit (especially since I have fitted an identical one with the Titan Fenrir). The great thing about this kit is that as long as you are able to read the instructions, you can fit it!
Temperatures were taken after 10minutes of 0% CPU load for idle, and 30minutes of Orthos for load. Temperatures were taken using RealTemp.
Whilst recording the CPU temperatures, I also took note of the ambient temperature. By taking the ambient temp from the CPU temp, we get the “difference” or “Delta” temperature.
For an explanation of delta temperatures, click here.
Strangely, the Evercool Transformer 4 appears to be the least effective at cooling whilst at idle. However – if you were to compare the recorded temperatures (without taking into account ambient temp/delta etc) then you’d see they all show Core1 to be 24c and core2 to be 30c. I believe that these temps are the lowest it can go, and therefore by taking ambient temperature from the recorded, whilst giving delta, may also be seen as unfair. For this reason, I urge you to ignore Idle temperatures, and focus on the ones that actually matter – Load.
Here we can see that the Evercool Transformer 4 is much more of a performer than the idle temperature results make it out to be. Whilst it isn’t quite in line with the Megahalems or Fenrir, it certainly is very close (only 1c warmer than the Megahalems). These results were taken with the fan speed on max, however maximum for the two Evercool Transformer 4 fans is only 1000rpm compared to the 2250rpm of the Fenrir. At max speed, the Transformer 4 is quiet – inaudible above the rest of my system, whereas the Fenrir and Megahalems were both noticeable on maximum speed.
I would therefore say that this cooler was designed for those who want to maintain a heavy overclock, but also seek silence rather than one or two degrees more of cooling.
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