Now finally some results! First up, the individual configurations testing.
Here we can see the Supreme pulling ahead of the Supreme LT, with both showing similar losses when oriented incorrectly. The best orientation for each is positioning the barbs parallel to the top of the board (or perpendicular to the socket latch). Specifically with the LT, having flow go from right to left (from the RAM slots to the I/O ports) nets a small but noticeable improvement. This is likely because Bloomfield processors have the die off-center, closer to the RAM slots.
Now that we’ve figured out what the best configuration is for each block, let’s chart its performance over the entire flowrate spectrum.
Note: I do 5 mounts at “Medium High” then take the best config of a block and test the whole flow spectrum (after a TIM curing session) then realign that curve with average of the 3 median mounts to give you the “Adjusted” data.