HW Labs 184 GTX Micro Testing

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  1. b@llz0r

    b@llz0r New Member

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    I set up my aquaero today and thought id use it to test out a little radiator ive had sitting there not doing anything much because i thought it was too small.

    The HW Labs M184 GTX, a dual 91mm radiator. With a frontal area of just 165cm² its a bit smaller than a 140 (196cm²) but bigger than a 120 (144cm²).

    Ive hooked up the aquaero as follows

    Sensor 1 - Air in
    Sensor 2 - Air Out
    Sensor 3 - Coolant

    Fan 1 and 2 are on the rad, with speeds controled by sensor 3 (coolant) min 25°C max 30°C

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    The Loop

    The loop consists of EK Dual DDC>Dtec Fusion on a QX9650>S2E Fusion NB/SB > EK FC 295 > GTX184 > EK Multioption

    :sick: ewwww
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    dont wory about the rough setup... this is just a test bed.

    Fan Specs

    The fans im using are *cough*thermaltake*cough* 91mm fans... I know I know... friends dont let friends bla bla bla, but the specs on these looked pretty good for what I wanted... and the shop only had these or "gentle typhoons"

    Fan Dimension - 90 x 90 x 25 mm
    Fan Speed - 1300 RPM @ 20C ~ 4000 RPM @ 55C
    Bearing Type - 1 Ball 1 Sleeve
    Noise Level - 17.0 dBA @ 1300 RPM 48.5 dBA @ 4800 RPM
    Max. Air Flow - 24.6 ~ 78.7 CFM
    Max. Air Pressure - 1.30 ~ 7.20 mm-H2O
    Power Connector - 3-pin
    Rated Voltage - 12V
    Started Voltage - 6V
    Rated Current - 0.15 ~ 0.48A



    Idle temps...

    well CPU crunching at 100% is idle for me since its going 24/7
    Fans running at 5.9V, nice and quiet
    Coolant is at 27.5°C with Air in at 20.8°C (6.7°C delta)

    CPU was at 37°C
    GPU at 31/38°C (damn my uneven 295s)

    Ahh crap... I just realised the screencapture utility didnt get my everest osd

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    Full Load

    As you can see the little bastard is barely breaking a sweat, Fans up to 77% (~10V), Air in 19.6°C, Coolant at 29.1°C (9.5°C Delta), GPU temps leveled off at 46°C.

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  2. marvus

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    They're some good temps for whats running off it. Compaired to the 140 rad, this seems to be a bit better performance? I'm just looking to cool my Q6600 so this should be great. Thanks for the write up.
     
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    With all GTX, you either need to crack the 2000rpm mark or go push pull because of the high fin density.

    Crazy results, I like the GTXs more and more each time you do these tests. Cheers Ballzor.
     
  4. sympozium

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    seriously can you do a more hotter cpu test than boinc please? like linpack
     
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    Why? It's obvious it cannot handle the temps and no program out there makes my cpu even see linpack temps [hit 68C with IBT, most games make my cpu temp hit 40C].

    On a quad, BIONC loads the cpu and produces more stress and heat when compared to playing a game.

    I think the point of this test report was to show that this tiny rad isn't as shit as one might believe but it's not a tank either.
     
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    b@llz0r New Member

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    ok... ill try to overload it.

    Its still got a bit to go since the fans werent at 100% in my full load test.

    Linpak on CPU Furmark full screen on GPU should do it :)

    not that youd ever get anywhere near this load in RL... it would be nice to know.


    results soon
     
  7. sympozium

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    for sure, furmark is a nice gpu stress test same with linpack on cpu, thats why i like the psu test on OCCT, are you just running everything at stock?

    indeed, its not a real life test but its nice to know what the max heat a particular setup can handle

    MomijiTMO: sorry but i like to know if a setup is 100% stable, "it doesent crash when i play crysis" is not exactly a proper test of stability, i realize he's just testing the heat capacity of the radiator, hence my request for heavier load, its nice to see what a radiator can handle when a setup is at 100% of its wattage output (for a particlar setup anyway)
     
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    ok overclocked and loaded

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    fans went to 12V trying to keep the coolant under 30°C.

    All in all im very impressed by HW Labs little rads.


    Testing the Micro 80 next :)
     
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    where did you buy them from i ahve 2 spots where a 80 or 93 mm rads would fit nicely
     
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    Very impressive i mean damn good temps.
     
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    awesome mini setup. :)
     

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