Coretemp is used to measure the 4 core’s on-die temperatures probes, CPUBurn is ran with 4 instances to maximise the load of all 4 cores of the Q6600 to ensure maximum heat generated.

We have the Quad core Q6600 processor as the main star of our testing phase. You’re looking at the default temps of the Q6600 with the Silent Knight II. Very cool i’d say! Ambient testing room temperature was 25 degrees. The fan spun with a subtle blue LED glow.

However, at full load, the temperatures really shot up – not to mention the noise level! The fan spun noticeably much harder and made quite a din! We’re beginning to think that while the Silent Knight II is good for single and dual core processors, Quad-core processors might prove to be too much of a burden for it!