Noise Level And Heat Measurements
To ensure that our results were comparable to those of our last review we didn't make any changes to the hardware (aside from the upgrade).
|CPU||Intel Pentium 4-540J, 3.2 GHz|
|Memory||Twinmos 2x 512 MB|
|Hard Drive||Hitachi HDS722516VLSA80, 160 GB SATA|
|Noise Level||Sound Level Meter PCE 322-A|
After installing the Fan-o-Meter's heat sensors we tested the XC Cube under full processor load using the very popular Prime 95 utility, which can create a CPU load of 100%. To ensure that the no CPU throttling (automatic speed reduction) was taking place, we used a utility that monitored the CPUs frequency. Throughout the tests, the CPU ran at the full 3.2 GHz.
The Proof: full CPU load, no throttling.