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V8 Official Thread

Postby neverXmiss on Mon Sep 29, 2008 11:31 am

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Thoughts? comments? constructive criticism? questions?
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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby notoriousbigs on Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:23 pm

Any beta tester wants to share your test results?
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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby slugbug on Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:36 pm

I no longer have the results I sent so here is a recap:

Q6600@3.0ghz 1.23v ambient room temperature was 28-30c
Before: average core temps with a CM Hyper 212 were 62c under 100% cpu load.
After: average core temps with the CM V8 were 52c under 100% cpu load.
A 10c drop is pretty good in my book :)

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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby Maxession on Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:56 pm

slugbug wrote:I no longer have the results I sent so here is a recap:

Q6600@3.0ghz 1.23v ambient room temperature was 28-30c
Before: average core temps with a CM Hyper 212 were 62c under 100% cpu load.
After: average core temps with the CM V8 were 52c under 100% cpu load.
A 10c drop is pretty good in my book :)

Nice to see there's a nice difference with the Hyper212, will be doing the same upgrade.
Just a question, did your Hyper212 had 1 or 2 fans?
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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby Icejon on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:52 pm

Nice case setup. How is the noise level with that on full?
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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby slugbug on Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:02 pm

Maxession wrote:
slugbug wrote:I no longer have the results I sent so here is a recap:

Q6600@3.0ghz 1.23v ambient room temperature was 28-30c
Before: average core temps with a CM Hyper 212 were 62c under 100% cpu load.
After: average core temps with the CM V8 were 52c under 100% cpu load.
A 10c drop is pretty good in my book :)

Nice to see there's a nice difference with the Hyper212, will be doing the same upgrade.
Just a question, did your Hyper212 had 1 or 2 fans?

My Hyper 212 had 1 fan but that's only because the rear case fan was so close to it.
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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby slugbug on Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:05 pm

Icejon wrote:Nice case setup. How is the noise level with that on full?

It's pretty quiet along with the 3 case fans installed: front 92mm, rear 120mm, and top 120mm.
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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby biggatomic on Mon Sep 29, 2008 4:42 pm

nice....
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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby SgtBaxter on Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:37 am

I'll try to take some pics of my rig, but until I do I can add some comments, esp comparing the V8 to a Zalman 9700.

First, with mounting the Zalman is easier due to the fact it mounts a bracket first, then the cooler mounts to the bracket. However the V8 has a much more solid mounting scheme. Initial mounting can be painful with the cooler mounting through the mobo, and trying to attach the nuts to the screws through the back plate. (Word of advice, use a real 9mm socket, not what's given in the bag).

The fan controller on the V8 is also better, giving you a backplate compared to the Zalmans control knob which either mounts inside (where I had it), or outside somewhere with 2 sided tape. Points for the V8.

I'm glad to see CoolerMaster is taking our criticisms about the fan mount to heart and changing it on production parts. :)

As for performance, with my Q9450 overclocked to 3.4 GHz (stock voltage), at idle I initially saw idle temps of average 39C across the 4 cores, full load of 45C. After the grease set in, I was getting idle temps ~28C and load of 42C or so, this was with the fan set to about 75% max speed on the dial, which seems to suck the most air through in conjunction with the back fan.

What impressed me most though was the drop in temperatures after the CPU falls idle. The Zalman (which I ran at about 50% fan speed otherwise it sounds like a jet) would take a few seconds to cool the CPU down to near idle temps. With the V8 though, it literally was instant - a split second - and the temps were back down. Thumbs up! :cheers:

I'd also like to mention that I complained to CoolerMaster about the thermal grease... but I'd like to retract that statement. I was getting those great temperatures, and I had botched the grease when installing the unit (it was kind of thick). So I took it off, and applied the "standard" thermal compound (yes, applied correctly) and my temps have actually increased by 5-6 degrees! :shock: I'm going to get a tube of coolermaster grease and reapply and see if they come back down.

Oh yeah, it looks cool too with those red lights and engine design. Matches the Cosmos or Cosmos S case perfectly. :D
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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby LightZY on Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:06 am

Well, here are some pictures of the Cooler Master V8 i got here. Enjoy them :).

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IMHO, the stock fan that came with the CM V8, seems to be quite noisy (to me at least) so i changed the stock fan to...

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Finally, here is the stock fan... Looks the same isn't it except for the fan controller however when tested side by side it is far much noisier.

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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby Icejon on Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:07 pm

Nice job beta testers. I am sure there are more people with early V8 samples to show. Please go ahead and post your pictures!
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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby slugbug on Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:21 pm

Strange, the fan on mine is relatively quiet.
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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby biggatomic on Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:53 pm

slugbug wrote:Strange, the fan on mine is relatively quiet.

i agree one of the quietest coolers Ive had in a while.....
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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby neverXmiss on Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:29 am

Please let us know any other problems or concerns you testers had with the cooler, we are looking for some really good constructive criticism so we can improve our products
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Re: V8 Official Thread

Postby biggatomic on Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:57 pm

i did speak to someone at cm about my horrible temps but i believe we can to the conclusion that it was a combination of tri-sli and my lack of good air flow in my case......
but i will be putting it in my haf as soon as my new mother board comes in the mail.....
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