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Corsair A500 CPU Cooler review

Test System


For testing I’ve used the Ryzen 7 3800X at roughly 100MHz lower than the CPU’s max stable clock. The reason for this is that the AMD Prism cooler is simply not able to keep temperatures under control at 1.4v. As such the system would crash.

A500 Test rig

Also, worth noting as that, the reason there are no results for the Prime’95 overclocked runs on the next page for AMD is precisely because the system wold shut down due to thermal load.

Configuration
CPU AMD Ryzen 7 3800X | 4.3ghZ 1.4V OC mode
Motherboard ASRock B450M Steel Legend
DRAM CORSAIR DDR4 3200 C14 DUAL CHANNEL
Storage CORSAIR Force LE 960GB SSD
Power Supply Unit CORSAIR AX1500i
Operating System Windows 10 x64 (1909)
Compared Coolers COUGAR AQUA 280 | AMD PRISM COOLER

Testing was done on an open air benchtable  so depending on the air flow i your case and a host of other conditions you may get high or lower temperatures. These figures on the next page a comparison between these two coolers in identical but also specific conditions. Room temperature was 26’C throughout testing. Thermal grease was allowed to settle for three hours before measurements were recorded.


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