03-01-2002, 01:03 PM
So cool, I got a ThermalTake Dragon Orb 3, today. It is so much better than my old cooler. I had a WBK38 by GlobalWin and it sucked compared to the Dragon 3. My bench marks for the GW heat sink were. At idle my case temp at 80 degrees and cpu temp at 89 degrees. I run SiSoft Sandra for about a 1/2 hr to an hour and it maxed out at 133 degrees, I'm not a pro at this because there is some room for error. Because my WBK38 had normal heatsink paste. My Dragon Orb 3, I used Artic Silver 3. Ok for the Dragon Orb temps. Idle, case temp + or - 80 degrees my cpu at 87 to 88 degrees. And half an hour to an hour of SiSoft Sandra my cpu maxed out at 118 degrees. For both tests I run SiSoft Sandra burn in wizard and only used the multimedia and cpu bench mark programs. With the WBK38 I run about 55 complete SiSoft cpu and multimedia test runs. And the Dragon Orb I ran 78. The Dragon Orb has a solid copper base and surrounded with aluminam. So I knew the Dragon Orb 3 would be a little better. I never thought it would be that much better. I am very happy with this heatsink fan combo. I also have Prime 95 and I think I will run that later to see how the Dragon handles it. If any of you have any questions email me or pm me. Want to see a picture let me know. I'll email you a picture.