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    CoolerMaster Aero7 Lite (CP5-8J71F) Heat Sink CPU Fan Review
    Author: Alan Wong
    Date Posted: October 5th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: With the high clock speeds of CPUs these days, some may not know which kind of Heat Sink CPU Fan to turn to. Many go for the AMD Boxed Processor, we reviewed the CoolerMaster Aero7 Lite (CP5-8J71F) to see how it did against the AMD Stock. Will the inexpensive Aero7 Lite live up to the standards of cooling todayís high CPU speeds? Read on to find out in our official review.......

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    Testing:

    *Note: When testing, environment was in a closed case. My Power Supply did not have a circulating fan at the bottom to draw heat away from the CPU. Your results will most likely vary better if your case has a circulating fan at the bottom of your Power Supply and/or vary better depending on the number of case fans installed.

     

    Performance:

    test results

    Noise:

    At full speed (3500 RPM), the Aero7 Lite did make sort of a ruckus. It sounded like a blow dryer on its lowest setting. Although it is not an annoying high pitched sound, the higher volume of noise is still audible.

    At medium speed (2450 RPM), the Aero7 Lite noise level matches that of the AMD Stock (@ 5000RPM). It is quiet and almost not audible. This proves that higher RPM speed does not always mean better performance. When using the Boxed AMD CPU Fan under full load, it reached a whooping 72oC (for those who donít know, this is EXTREMELY HOT). The Aero7 Lite was able to keep it under control at 62oC. Even at full load, the Aero7 Lite (Medium Setting) can cool better the AMD Boxed Fan at idle. Quite Amazing.



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