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Reviews Be Quiet! Dark Rock Slim Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 14 May 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Lover of bit-tech Administrator

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  2. Fingers66

    Fingers66 Kiwi in London

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    Quick question re: the reviews...

    Do you run the CPU cooler fans (either PWM fans or with CPU temp DC control via m/b) with the CPU at full load @ stock to see just what speed the fan(s) get to, and therefore the noise level?

    The reason I ask is that with my new Noctua Chromax 120mm fans push/pull PWM controlled on an H55, they never get to full speed with my (admittedly low TDP) CPU under full load therefore they are absolutely silent.

    I wondering if this is a part of the test that may be missing, it would show the temperature, fan speed and noise in a "normal" usage scenario.

    Running fans at full speed when they may not actually need to may give a misleading impression, especially regarding noise (my favourrite hobby-horse).

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