To test the Core-Contact Freezer I did my usual CPU cooler test of recording idle and load temperatures with the cooler installed. Since we recently switched over to an Intel Q6600 Quad Core system, this will be one of the first benchmarks we run on this system other than the Intel stock cooler so I do apologize for not having more to compare to at this time. Load tests will be run using Prime 95 testing for maximum heat.
Idle: Avg. between four cores of 36C (Stock cooler: 42C)
Load: Avg. between four cores of 45C (Stock cooler: 52C)
Keeping in mind that many variables will affect the CPU cooler's abilities in your case, I felt that the Core-Contact Freezer performed very well for me. In comparison to the Intel stock cooler, it shaved nearly 6 degrees off the average of my four core's temperatures. For any cooler to drop the temperature this much, maintain it, and still be fairly silent at the same time, makes it a worthy upgrade. At low speeds the fan was quiet, as mentioned. I did find it a little loud when turned all the way up when I compared it to a few other 120mm CPU cooler fans I have around here. Though keep in mind that by using the included fan controller you can easily dial in a performance to sound output ratio that best suits you.
(Ed: I do apologize for not having more to compare this cooler to on our brand-spankin-new testing system here at the site. Please keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks for many upcoming CPU cooler reviews in which you will be able to see just how well the Core-Contact Freezer stacks up!)