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Temps in TPU CPU Reviews

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Issues I'm having is that I'm unsure whether it can provide any useful data for a general audience. It's not like a thermal solution, with settings, is included with processors.

1) Which cooler?
2) Which fan speed?
3) Which test?
 

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1st Instance Stock Cooler

2nd Best Selling Aftermarket on Air

3rd Best Selling Aftermarket AIO
Possable poll thread to decide choice 2 and 3
my thoughts
 
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1) If the CPU comes with a cooler do a test with it. It could help to know if an aftermarket cooler is needed or if the stock cooler is decent enough. Could also test the fan noise like you do with GPUs. Idle and load.
2) Auto
3) You could do the test while you test the power consumption.

If it doesn't come with a stock cooler, I wouldn't bother.
 
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Issues I'm having is that I'm unsure whether it can provide any useful data for a general audience. It's not like a thermal solution, with settings, is included with processors.

1) Which cooler?
2) Which fan speed?
3) Which test?
1) One decent air tower, nothing too fancy or overpriced. I would say @dorsetknob is on to something saying best sold ones.
Water? Not so sure if you need to, but hell if you already did it to test OC, then why not use the same for stock temp results; again, I would say run at least two fan speeds here too.

2) Fan speed: low/medium (or 'auto')/max; to simulate a low-noise preference, a regular one, and a maxed out situation. This will provide a very decent variation in temps, as a good baseline for others to go on. Something like 30/70/100%.

3) Run the bench that provides the hottest CPU, aim for simulating worst-case, non-AVX.
 
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Delta from room temp with a universal popular cooler is as close as one can get, as different coolers will react with different CPUs.

It's quite a dodgy subject.
 
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I think the best air cooler (Noctua?) would be my preferred choice, I'd go with a decent AIO (nothing overkill) if It'd be a review dedicated towards OCing the chips.
 

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One, do a poll on what air coolers ppl use most.

Two, use a AIO that most of the public use, ie Corsair H100

That's how I'd go about it to have a near level playing field for the audience.
 
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1) Which cooler?
Obviously, stick with one air (and possibly one water). You used the Noctua NH-U14S for the most recent reviews, does that have Intel/AMD socket support for the foreseeable future?

2) Which fan speed?
Again, stick with one or two fan speeds. Say 20% for idle and 100% for torture test. Like you said, Auto has too many variables. Also post the ambient temps.

3) Which test?
The most tortuous test in your arsenal, what is it? (I'm curious)
 

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1st Instance Stock Cooler

2nd Best Selling Aftermarket on Air

3rd Best Selling Aftermarket AIO
Possable poll thread to decide choice 2 and 3
my thoughts
To add to this maybe consider highest rating coolers on those 3 categories as per amazon or newegg since thats what most first time DIYers will get.
 

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One, do a poll on what air coolers ppl use most.

Two, use a AIO that most of the public use, ie Corsair H100

That's how I'd go about it to have a near level playing field for the audience.
No need to do a poll, the answer is Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO/X and Corsair H100i v2 respectively for air and water coolers in the DIY sector.
 
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No need to do a poll, the answer is Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO/X and Corsair H100i v2 respectively for air and water coolers in the DIY sector.
The 212 Evo/x will most certainly not be enough when you push 8600k or 8700k at or beyond 4.5Ghz on all cores. That's unless you test them in the winters outside your home, the H100 xxx is just about perfect for AIO.
 
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Being at 65$, the U14S is a strong contender.
Having a 65$ cooling option next to a 120$ AIO would be cool
 
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Using a 212 Evo is pointless as quite a few CPUs will thermal throttle under demanding loads. Better to use a big Noctua or similar for air cooling.

Being able to make a comparison between CPUs is more important than using the most popular cooler, IMO.
 

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That's just it though- if the most popular air cooler will not necessarily suffice, then choosing another will get criticism no matter what. Would it not be better to just go with one AIO and call it a day, since this really isn't a cooler test anyway.
 
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That's just it though- if the most popular air cooler will not necessarily suffice, then choosing another will get criticism no matter what. Would it not be better to just go with one AIO and call it a day, since this really isn't a cooler test anyway.
If CPUs come with cooling when purchased that should also be show. It doesn't add to the cost.

I do agree that if popular air coolers aren't enough it should be shown to inform the readers what is it they need to consider to get similar results or those that look at the test setup and might think a less costly solution will result in same outcome.
 
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That's just it though- if the most popular air cooler will not necessarily suffice, then choosing another will get criticism no matter what. Would it not be better to just go with one AIO and call it a day, since this really isn't a cooler test anyway.
Yes, less work and meaningful results, makes sense to me.
 
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Don't do it...

Just cool with a 2x120mm AIO and post temps from a stress test for stock and overclocking. Deep, deep hole, this.
 
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Just use the CM 212 Everyone know what its capable of
 
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That's just it though- if the most popular air cooler will not necessarily suffice, then choosing another will get criticism no matter what. Would it not be better to just go with one AIO and call it a day, since this really isn't a cooler test anyway.
Good point and a lot less work for a minimal loss in information. Seconded
 
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Issues I'm having is that I'm unsure whether it can provide any useful data for a general audience. It's not like a thermal solution, with settings, is included with processors.

1) Which cooler?
2) Which fan speed?
3) Which test?
All your Intel test setups show the exact same cooler, Noctua NH-U14S

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Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
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Power Supply: Seasonic SS-860XP
Cooling: Noctua NH-U14S
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Test System "LGA 1151"
Processor:
Intel Core i3-7100, Core i3-7300, Core i5-7400, Core i5-7500, Core i5-7600K, Core i7-6700K, Core i7-7700K
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Test System "LGA 2066"
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On AMD you didn't specify cooling

Test System "AM4"
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AMD Ryzen 3 1200, Ryzen 3 1300X, Ryzen 5 1400, Ryzen 5 1500X, Ryzen 5 1600, Ryzen 5 1600X, Ryzen 7 1700, Ryzen 7 1700X, Ryzen 7 1800X
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Just get a AM4 Noctua mounting Kit your set.

Dont see why the Temps were left out if the same cooler was used on the Intel side. Temp test can be same as Power Consumption.
 
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