Here is a little something to know about the V10
Don’t test with anything under Q6600. The reason is with the TEC... the chip isn’t hot enough to trigger it... so it will only give a 2-5 degree difference then another air cooler.
For example if you test with a E8400, the difference between a competitor cooler will be very little.
If you test with a QX9770 or Core I7 945 you will get a huge difference because the V10 has more heat to dissipate and the TEC will turn on.
It’s like a turbo car, you can drive a minivan and a STI all day at 50mph, but when you get to the highway or dragstrip the STI is faster because the “turbo” will turn on.
The TEC will not turn on unless the full heat potential is there. With a Phenom X4, or Core QX, or Core i7, you will have a more dramatic and proper effect since they are high heat. Higher the heat total... the more lead V10 will pull away from everything else and the hybrid mode will only work well with a cpu over Q6600 because the chip has to be very hot.
Remember the V10 can cool up to 300W but it will cool best only with Q6600 and above.