The Dark Rock Advanced is one of 2 brand fresh coolers from Power Supply Unit and fan producer, Be Quiet!. Contempt having six 6mm heat pipes, the Dark Rock Advanced is amazingly compact – it is just a small bigger than most of the 3-heat pipe coolers on try and it should set in entire but the smallest of cases. Strapped to the fins of the cooler is an individual PWM-controlled SilentWings PWM 120mm fan.
The heat pipes do not arrives into exact contact with the central processing unit heat spreader but rather pass by a contact plate. The ends are capped and the top of the heat sink has a plate of brushed black aluminium, which creates the Dark Rock Advanced expect smart.
It is too actually well construct, with supports for every of the fins in the heat sink array along with rubber fan mount clips that not just maintain the fan in position firmly but are too simple to set up.
Like the Thermaltake Frio and Thermaltake Jing, the Dark Rock Advanced utilizes screws that protect from the rear of the CPU board through a back plate and into the cooler, which means that it is simpler to set up it with the CPU board
got rid of from the case. There is no manual fan control, as similar to most of the coolers on try, the Dark Rock Advanced relies on automatic PWM control to sets the fan velocity. We evaluate the central processing unit temperature of our try rigs when the central processing unit is idle and below load (by functioning the smallfft try in Prime95).
We utilize the freeware app CoreTemp to evaluate the temperature, which reads the temperature of the DTS embedded in the core of each fresh central processing unit. The DTS gives a long more exact reading than any third-party temperature sensor, because its readings are not impressed through sloppy BIOS programming or a badly calibrated outer health monitoring chip on the CPU board.
Because we do not have a temperature control chamber, it is more exact to evaluate and quote the delta T among ambient and central processing unit temperature. This means HSFs that were tried on different days, when the ambient temperature might have varied, can be pretty equated to one another.
You will search the temperature answer for the reference HSFs in the graphs. The main question to regard when selecting a fresh HSF is whether it is cooler or quieter, or together, than the reference Intel and AMD HSFs.
Last edited by laxmi29; 01-18-2012 at 07:13 AM.