Testing: Voltages And Temperatures
To test the functionality of the Fusion 430 case, I installed Nvidia's monitor tool, SpeedFan and Prime95. The Prime95 program places the system under full load to create as much heat as possible, while the Nvidia monitor tool and SpeedFan monitor the temperatures and voltages of the system.
For the first stage of testing, I connected the system to an LCD panel to simulate a student at college using the system as a computer, TV and PVR all in one. I started testing with a stock CPU heat sink and fan, and then escalated to a CoolerMaster GeminII. The testing was completed under various conditions and the high/low readings are included as are the average readings. See the table below for the results. (All temperatures in the tables are in Fahrenheit.)
Table 5: Temperature (F) Testing Results for 100% CPU Load
Table 6: Temperature Testing Results During TV Watching/Recording
Table 7: Voltages during 100% CPUL Load
Table 8: Voltages during TV Watching/Recording
The tests were completed with the stock cooler and a total of 60 data points were taken in groups of 20 after a cold boot. Each data set covered one hour of testing under the conditions specified.