For our tests with the LGA 1366 CPU coolers we used an open air test bed with the following configuration:
In order to produce the highest possible temperature inside the PC case, we used OCCT v2.0.1 software with a custom 30mins (mixed) operation.
We left both cores running at full load for ~30 minutes. All
temperatures were logged using the CoreTemp 0.99.3 and the software itself.
We followed two overclocking scenarios:
We also measured the produced noise from all the coolers using the Precision
Gold N09AQ Environment Meter. All measurements were taken at a distance of 30cm from the cpu cooler running at full speed. For all the coolers we used the same thermal
compound from Tuniq, the TX-2. All in all
we tried to have the exactly same environment conditions in all the