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Written by Emily Ladouceur and Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 05 February 2008
Table of Contents: Page Index
NZXT Cryo LX Aluminum Notebook Cooler
Cryo LX Closer Look
Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Testing & Results

Testing Methodology

After removing the NZXT Cryo LX Aluminum Notebook Cooler from the box I was initially surprised at how large and heavy the cooler was. I figured that something the size of a laptop must require more power than I had anticipated from looking at the box. So first we wanted to see how much power the NZXT Cryo LX Aluminum Notebook Cooler would draw since it would be plugged directly into the laptop. We used the Kill A Watt EZ Model P4460 to measure the difference between the laptop after it had been turned on and left idle by itself and also with the NZXT Cryo LX Aluminum Notebook Cooler both on low and high.

In addition to the power usage we wanted to determine just how much cooler the NZXT Cryo LX Aluminum Notebook Cooler would make the laptop when turned on. To test the temperature of the laptop we used the EVEREST Ultimate Engineer Version 4.20.1170. We took readings from the side, rear, and bottom of the laptop while the laptop was on and left idle and with the NZXT Cryo LX Aluminum Notebook Cooler on high for five minutes.

Test System

  • Dell Inspiron 6400
  • Core 2 Duo
  • 15.4" screen

Results

The tables below have the results of both the readings from the Kill A Watt EZ Model P4460 for power usage and the EVEREST Ultimate Engineer Version 4.20.1170 for temperature readings.

Power Usage

VA Watt Amp
Laptop 37 22 0.30
Fan Low 43 25 0.36
Fan High 50 30 0.41

As you can see from the above table the difference of power usage without the NZXT Cryo LX Aluminum Notebook Cooler versus with the Cooler on Low and High is not horribly significant. Truthfully I expected it to be higher. I was pleasantly surprised.

Temperature Difference

Side Rear Bottom
Laptop 23°C 34°C 29°C
Fan High 23°C 31°C 26°C

The laptop used for this test was a Dell Inspiron 6400 with a Core 2 Duo processor. The Core 2 Duo tends to run cooler. There is a slight difference in temperature, as you can see in the above table, which may have been more significant had we used a laptop with a Pentium 4 processor. I found these readings a bit disappointing. Considering the size of the cooler and the fact that we had the fans running on high I expected a much lower number.



 

Comments 

 
# Air flow directionSilver Fang 2010-05-04 09:26
I read on the Amazon customer reviews that the fans of this cooler blow air into the laptop's intake fans on the bottom. Is this correct? If it is, I would definitely buy this cooler.
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# misssadia 2010-08-19 08:10
hi
i would like to buy this cooling tray??
how cani buy it ??
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# RE: NZXT Cryo LX Aluminum Notebook CoolerMEH 2012-12-11 09:41
@miss sadia. Just buy it...
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