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OCZ Gladiator 3
Page 2 - Use & Performance
Author: Dan Podhola (WebMasterP)
Date: July 30, 2003
Category: Cooling
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Both heatsinks work well and both fans are quiet. The quiet fan is, obviously, exceptionally quiet and I would venture to say almost inaudible. The LED fan is really cool looking all lit up and would be a great addition to a case with a window. It is not a very heavy or large heatsink; so, it does not sag under its own weight nor does it come close to the capacitors on the test machine.

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Lights Off
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For all tests the ambient temperature was held steady at 27.5°C Celsius. I had to perform the batch of tests several times before finally getting a stable room temperature. I decided to use Arctic Silver Ceramique for all heatsinks. I wanted to compare the ability of the heatsinks to dissipate heat and remove the paste as a factor. Just keep in mind that when you buy this kit, you will be receiving OCZ Ultra II (which is still a high performance paste). Also, the tests were run in an open case environment. This procedure did have an affect on the performance. Keep reading for details. Here are the computer specs:

Test Machine
CPU AMD Athlon 1800+
Motherboard EPoX 8RDA
Case Open Case, Laid Horizontally

Heatsink Performance
Idle (Celsius)
Gladiator 3 w/ LED Fan
Gladiator 3 w/ Quiet Fan
AVC Avalanche
Zalman CNPS 6000-Cu Max Fan Speed
41
48
38
40
 |
0
 |
8.2
 |
16.4
 |
24.6
 |
32.8
 |
41
 |
49.2

The performance is not bad, but it could be better. The CNPS 6000-Cu benefited greatly because of the size of the fan and it being closer to the edge of the open case. It is my opinion that the CNPS results are slightly skewed because of the open case environment.

Heatsink Performance
Load (Celsius)
Gladiator 3 w/ LED Fan
Gladiator 3 w/ Quiet Fan
AVC Avalanche
Zalman CNPS 6000-Cu Max Fan Speed
45
53
42
45
 |
0
 |
9.1
 |
18.2
 |
27.3
 |
36.4
 |
45.5
 |
54.6

The load tests provided similar results. I should note that the black fan on the Gladiator is noticeably quieter than the CNPS 6000-Cu 80mm fan at full speed. I had the case open during tests. With the case closed the noise is basically non-existent. However, you obviously will not be overclocking much with the quiet fan Gladiator 3 setup.

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