For my performance testing I used an Asus G2S-X1 laptop. This Republic of Gamer’s notebook features and Intel 2.2GHz C2D and an nVidia 8600GTm. It can get very hot under extended use especially while gaming. Specs are as follow:
- Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2GHz
- 4GB [2×2GB] Kingston DDR2-667 RAM
- 160GB Seagate Momentus 7200RPM SATA 150 HDD
- nVidia GeForce 8600M GT 256MB
- 17” Splendid video display [1920x1200 resolution]
My tests were fairly simple and involved forcing the G2S-X1 to run under as heavy a load as I could. For this I used the following tests:
- AutoGK 2.55 - Media Transcoding
- Lightwave 9.6 - 3D Rendering
- HyperPi - 32MB Pi Calculation
- F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origins
- Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
- Call of Duty 5 World at War
Gaming was as maxed out as I was able to on the G2S-X1. Resolution for all games was 1680x1050. For each game I played for a total of one hour and tested temperatures every 15 minutes. Temperatures were measured with RealTemp 3.00 for the CPU and Riva Tuner 2.24 for the GPU.
Idle temps for the G2S without the X-wing were 52c for Core 0, 51c for Core 1 and 66c for the GPU.
I was rather disappointed with the performance of the X-Wing, it is a great looking cooler but in the end it failed to do much to cool my Asus G2S-X1. This is primarily due to the small [70mm] fan that was used. It simply does not have enough force to pull in air as it should. In the future perhaps a 200mm fan would be a better choice.
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