Mild OC Testing
For our Mild OC testing, we have configured our CPU to run 4300MHz on all cores, set the voltage to 1.15V, and configured memory to XMP mode. This yields an approximate power at the wall of 450w under load (a 350w differential from idle, which pulls about 100w). This results in the CPU running at 4.3GHz on all cores during the looping rounds of Cinebench R20. You can read more about this in our introduction article here.
Max Fans – 100% Pump Speed
Running our AIO at full tilt on fans and pumps lead to a tie score with the AQUAFUSION 240, LIQTECH II 360mm, and H115i Platinum all hitting 73 degrees Celsius. The max fan speed on the LIQTECH was 2250 RPM, the AQUAFUSION 2400 was 2000 RPM, and the H115i was 1800 RPM. The SilverStone PF360-RGB managed to be 2 degrees Celsius cooler with a fan speed of 2000 RPM.
1500 RPM Fans – 100% Pump Speed
Bringing the fans down to 1500 RPM boosted the Enermax AQUAFUSION 240 temperatures by 5 degrees to 78 degrees Celsius (just like the LIQTECH II 360mm), but the Corsair H115i only gave up one degree with a temperature of 74 degrees Celsius reported.
1000 RPM Fans – 100% Pump Speed
With the fans set to 1000 RPM, the Enermax AQUAFUSION 240 was only able to sustain 90 degrees Celsius under load. That is a full four degrees hotter than the Enermax LIQTECH II 360mm which was at 86 degrees Celsius.
600 RPM Fans – 50% and 100% Pump Speed
At the 600 RPM fan speed at both 50% and 100% pump speeds, all of the units let the temperature get out of control and thermal throttling kicked in as the CPU temperature reached above 98 degrees Celsius.