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7 Hot New Water Cooling Systems Tested

Test Configuration

For recording the measured values, we used our tried and tested test platform. This consists of an Asus P4P800 motherboard, which we modified in such a manner that it was possible to measure the real power consumption of the CPU during operation.

The test platform, pictured here with an Intel reference cooler

Intel Processor (Socket 478)
200 MHz FSB (Dual DDR400)Pentium 4 3.20 GHz (3200 MHz 12-8/512 kB)
Memory
DDR400 (200 MHz)2 x 256 MB / 5ns / 64 Bit (TakeMS)
Motherboard
Intel 875Asus P4P800 Rev: 1.02Bios: 1010
General Hardware
Graphics CardATI Radeon 9800 XTMemory: 256 MB DDR-SDRAM
Hard Drive40 GB,WD400BB-00DEA0, Western DigitalUDMA100, 7200 rpm, 2 MB Cache
NetworkD-Link DFE-530TX (10/100 Mbit)
CDROMAsus 52x
Drivers
Intel ChipsetV 5.1.1.1002
Graphics DriverATI Catalyst 4.1 (7.97)
DirectXVersion: 9b
OSWindows XP, Build 2600 SP1