We followed our usual
heatsink testing process with the usual rig for our
Processor: AMD Athlon 1Ghz
Memory: 256 mb PC-133
Motherboard chip set: SiS 730
Power Supply: Premier 300 Watt
Operating System: Windows XP Pro
2. Run sisoft sandra burn-in wizard, both cpu tests
on stress for 50 loops.
3. Check MBM5 for high temp.
4. Play ps2 for about an hour, check idle temps.
Room temp: 70F (21C)
OCZ's provided thermal
compound was used in all tests. We put OCZ's Gladiator
II up against the Dominator
II and the Goliath
The Gladiator's idle temp is definitely
below the Dominator's.
Here's the difference
in Celsius format.
We were happy with the
idle temperatures that we received, a 7 (F) Degree
drop over the Dominator is impressive. This shows
how important a copper base can be. While it may seem
shocking that the temperature is the same as the near-silent
Goliath, the Gladiator cooled down to it's idle temperature
much faster because of the more powerful fan.
Stressed CPU temperatures
show why you want a powerful fan on your heatsink.
Although not too far behind, the Goliath was not pushing
enough air to keep things as cold as the Gladiator
& Dominator were. The Gladiator faired best of
OCZ's tested heatsinks, keeping out processor 3 (F)
degrees cooler than the Dominator.