Test setup and results …
Cooler test setup …
For the practical test, we have mounted the Cooler Master MA410P on our new AM4 test system, which consists of the following components:
ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4
AMD A8-9600 @ 3.8 GHz with 1.4 volt
Cooler Master Testbench v1.0
For measurement, the following tools were used: Prime95 and SpeedFan
Thermal compound: Cooler Master Mastergel Pro (included)
The ambient temperature during the test was about 21°C.
Anyone who wants can also check out our recent review of the Arctic Freezer 12, which is tested under the same conditions and compare the results.
We then used the CPU for 30 minutes with Prime95 and recorded the temperatures.
The values could hardly be better!
The fan volume is measured with a dB meter from 100cm distance. In addition, we determine the respective rotational speed.
|Cooler Master MA410P|
The values of the fan surprisingly differ significantly from those of the AirBalance fan from our Masterfan Pro test. Who then compares the key data of both fans with each other, will quickly find out that almost all relevant key data such as current consumption, speed, air pressure, etc. distinguish, no wonder that we come to different measurement results. Since Cooler Master (still?) does not offer an identical fan for the MA410P cooler in its own spare part shop, it naturally raises the question of which fan should be used if you want to use the additional holder for a push / pull configuration.
Apart from that the fan makes a good figure. Up to 40% we can call it silent, 60% and 80% are louder but still OK. The jump to 100% is then a little bigger, this setting should be avoided, at least if you like silent settings, because the cooling performance does not increase to the same extent. The fan noise is free of disorders.
To be able to estimate the fan noise, there is also a video as usual:
Cooler Master MasterAir MA410P optics …