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252 Heatsinks for Intel / AMD Processors Compared on FrostyTech 252 Heatsinks for Intel / AMD Processors Compared on FrostyTech
This is the most up to date copy of Frostytech's invaluable thermal and acoustic Heatsink Test Charts for Intel and AMD processors, containing data for over a dozen as yet unpublished heatsink reviews, for a total 252 different heatsinks compared.


Date: Dec 18, 2009
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3Rsystem Iceage 120 Boss II Dimpled-Fin Heatsink Review 3Rsystem Iceage 120 Boss II Dimpled-Fin Heatsink Review
Let's get right to the point, 3Rsystem's Iceage 120 Boss II heatsink is currently one of the Top 5 heatsinks tested on Frostytech. Key to the success of this Korean-made heatsink on both AMD and Intel synthetic test platforms are five 8mm diameter exposed base heatpipes...


Date: Oct 26, 2009
Model No.: Iceage 120 Boss II
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3RSystem Iceage 120 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review 3RSystem Iceage 120 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review
The 3RSystem Iceage 120 heatsink FrostyTech is reviewing today is equipped with four exposed copper heatpipes at its base, vibration absorbing foam pads behind the fan, a 120mm low speed fan and a fan speed controller.


Date: Jul 05, 2007
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3RSystem Iceage 80 Prima Mini Heatsink Review 3RSystem Iceage 80 Prima Mini Heatsink Review
3Rsystem's Iceage 80 Prima Mini is a compact CPU cooler that stands just 104mm tall. It's ideally suited towards compact PC systems, slim cases, or simply as a low noise cooling solution for energy efficient sub-85W processors.


Date: Aug 11, 2009
Model No.: Iceage 80 Prima Mini
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3RSystem Iceage 90 Heatsink Review 3RSystem Iceage 90 Heatsink Review
3Rsystem's Iceage 90 heatsink is a mid-compact heatsink stands just 115mm tall, instead of 165mm, making it suitable for PC chassis that can't accommodate much.


Date: Aug 07, 2009
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Ajigo MF014021 Copper Heatsink Review Ajigo MF014021 Copper Heatsink Review
In order to attach the aluminum fins to the copper base both metals are plated in nickel. Nickel plating also protects the copper base from oxidation,


Date: Jul 15, 2002
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Ajigo MF043044 Athlon64 Heatsink Review Ajigo MF043044 Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The heatsink comes with a pre-applied patch of Shin Etsu G751 thermal compound on it, so installation is dead simple.


Date: Nov 05, 2005
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Ajigo MF064-074 Stock AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review Ajigo MF064-074 Stock AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The heatsink is sold by the manufacturer directly, and bundled in with mid-level Athlon64 retail processors.


Date: Feb 05, 2006
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Ajigo SF017011 Copper Heatsink Review Ajigo SF017011 Copper Heatsink Review
After some work with AMD on non-production thermal solution they were apparently asked to come up with a few designs for mass production.


Date: Jul 23, 2002
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Akasa 80mm Glowing Fans for Case Pimping Akasa 80mm Glowing Fans for Case Pimping
Of the two types of fans the all Blue coloured fan looks the best IMHO, and comes with a small rheostat so you can even control the RPM speeds and thus noise levels.


Date: Sep 12, 2002
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Akasa AK-860SF AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review Akasa AK-860SF AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The Akasa AK-860SF is an economical socket AM2 or 939 AMD Athlon64 heatsink of the most basic sense.


Date: Nov 26, 2006
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Akasa AK-873 AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review Akasa AK-873 AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The Akasa AK-873 is a socket AM2 or 754/939/940 AMD Athlon64 heatsink, and it comes with its own fan speed controller which enables it to shift from high speed operation to whisper quiet.


Date: Nov 27, 2006
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Akasa AK-876 AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review Akasa AK-876 AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review
As you might expect, the Akasa AK-876 is a lower noise AMD processor heatsink that is both easy to install and fairly lightweight. A thermally controlled fan was abandoned for a PWM compliant one instead.


Date: Jul 02, 2007
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Akasa AK-960E Socket 775 Heatsink Review Akasa AK-960E Socket 775 Heatsink Review
As with most heatsinks that are vying to push the stock thermal solution out of the PC, the AK-960E comes equipped with a Pulse Width Modulation controlled fan.


Date: Nov 16, 2006
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Akasa AK-961 Socket 775 Heatsink Review Akasa AK-961 Socket 775 Heatsink Review
Akasa's AK-961 heatsink is made from a collection of very thin stacked aluminum fins, three copper heatpipes, and a small block of copper at the base.


Date: Nov 16, 2006
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Akasa AK-965 Intel Core 2 Duo Heatsink Review Akasa AK-965 Intel Core 2 Duo Heatsink Review
Akasa's AK-965 heatsink utilizes a 95mm PWM fan spins only as fast as needed to achieve good temperature control, and works well at moving air relatively quietly through the aluminum fins.


Date: Jul 01, 2007
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Akasa AK-975Cu Intel 2U Heatsink Review Akasa AK-975Cu Intel 2U Heatsink Review
The Akasa AK-975Cu is a compact little Intel socket 775 heatsink that stands no more than 77mm tall. It comes with a 70mm PWM fan that varies in speed from 1000-3500RPM, and a convenient patch of pre-applied thermal compound on its base.


Date: Jul 19, 2007
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Akasa AK-TT12-80 Thermal Adhesive Tape Akasa AK-TT12-80 Thermal Adhesive Tape
If you've ever needed to re-attach a heatsink held in this manner, what are you to do? Thermal paste is sold in every computer store, but thermal adhesives?


Date: May 04, 2008
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Akasa AK350 Copper 1U Heatsink Review Akasa AK350 Copper 1U Heatsink Review
In the case of the AK350, the entire heatsink appears to made by cold forged from one small billet of copper.


Date: Dec 23, 2002
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Akasa AK821 Copper Base Heatsink Review Akasa AK821 Copper Base Heatsink Review
With the copper insert the Akasa AK821 makes direct contact with a metal which has a high thermal conductivity.


Date: Jan 25, 2003
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Akasa Blue Aurora AK-966BL Heatsink Review Akasa Blue Aurora AK-966BL Heatsink Review
The thermal design follows in the footsteps of models released by Xigmatek and others, but if you flip the Blue Aurora AK-966BL over you won't find exposed heatpipes.


Date: Mar 02, 2009
Model No.: Blue Aurora AK-966BL
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Akasa EVO 120 AK-920 Low Noise Heatsink Review Akasa EVO 120 AK-920 Low Noise Heatsink Review
The new, 2007 model Akasa EVO 120 improves on these shortcomings with a stocky copper base, and three chunky 8mm diameter heatpipes.


Date: Jan 31, 2007
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Akasa Evo Blue AK-922 Heatsink Review Akasa Evo Blue AK-922 Heatsink Review
The AK-922 'Evo Blue' features no less than six copper heat pipes, a very thick copper base, 52 thin aluminum fins, a small extruded aluminum heatsink, and four strategically placed blue LEDs..


Date: Jun 19, 2007
Model No.: Evo Blue AK-922
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Akasa Icicle 238 Heatsink Review Akasa Icicle 238 Heatsink Review
The Silver Mountain heatsink from Akasa was one of the most notable heatsink concepts to ever make it to market, but the Icicle 238 is not to be overlooked either.


Date: Oct 18, 2001
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Akasa Nero AK-967 Heatsink Review Akasa Nero AK-967 Heatsink Review
Akasa's Nero AK-967 heatsink is based on the popular heatpipe direct touch technique, and like so many CPU coolers, for today's class of heatspreader capped processors it's the only way to go!


Date: Jan 08, 2009
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Akasa Revo AK-925 Loop Thermosyphon Heatsink Review Akasa Revo AK-925 Loop Thermosyphon Heatsink Review
Unlike heatpipes which typically use water under a slight vacuum for working fluid, the Revo heatsink is slightly pressurized with a fluorocarbon called R134a. R134a has a boiling point of -26.3°C at room pressure, but in the hermetically sealed system at a slight pressure that boiling point is raised to a level more appropriate for this application.


Date: Jan 01, 2011
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Akasa Silver Mountain 2Q Copper Heatsink Review Akasa Silver Mountain 2Q Copper Heatsink Review
The silver mountain is a unique breed among coolers - it's based upon a solid copper foundation.


Date: Nov 27, 2002
Model No.: Silver Mountain 2Q
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Akasa Silver Mountain Heatsink Review Akasa Silver Mountain Heatsink Review
Take one solid copper heatsink and plate it entirely with silver and you have the Akasa Silver Mountain.


Date: Sep 29, 2001
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Akasa Venom Heatsink Review Akasa Venom Heatsink Review
The Akasa Venom heatsink stands 160mm tall and weighs just over 800grams. It's built around four 8mm diameter copper heatpipes and raw aluminum cooling fins. The Venom ships with a fancy nuclear yellow fan called the 'S-Flow' that spins at 600-1900RPM, moving around 83CFM according to the manufacturer.


Date: Sep 19, 2010
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Akasa Venom Nano Heatsink Review Akasa Venom Nano Heatsink Review
Akasa's Venom Nano heatsink stands 150mm tall, weighs 560 grams and installs onto AMD socket AM2/AM3 and Intel socket 775/1156/1366 processors. Off the cuff though, it seems a little modest for Intel Core i7 use, dito for AMD Black Edition chips.


Date: Aug 17, 2010
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Alpha FC-PAL35 Review Alpha FC-PAL35 Review
Alpha's with copper and aluminum are like... damn good companions. The FC-PAL35 is one worth having a good long look at.


Date: Jun 18, 2000
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Alpha Novatech PAL8942 Socket 478 Heatsink Review Alpha Novatech PAL8942 Socket 478 Heatsink Review
Making use of their signature cold-forged aluminum construction with an embedded copper plate the PAL8942 is big, black, and chocked full of hexagonal pins.


Date: Aug 18, 2002
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Alpha Novatech PRE9060M92P Socket 775 Core 2 Duo Heatsink Review Alpha Novatech PRE9060M92P Socket 775 Core 2 Duo Heatsink Review
In this review, Frostytech will be testing out the Alpha Novatech PRE9060M92P heatsink; a large socket 775 solution ideally suited for Intel Pentium D, Core 2 Duo/Quad processors.


Date: Jan 22, 2007
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Alpha Novatech S-PAL8952 Pentium4 Heatsink Review Alpha Novatech S-PAL8952 Pentium4 Heatsink Review
We'll be comparing the Alpha S-PAL8952 against the best Socket 478 heatsinks on the planet, so read on!


Date: May 05, 2004
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Alpha PAL-8150 Athlon64 Heatsink Review Alpha PAL-8150 Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The Alpha PAL-8150 heatsink is built to cool recent single and dual core AMD Athlon64/FX/X2 & AMD Opteron processors, and so it's compatible with all socket 939/940/754 CPUs.


Date: Feb 09, 2006
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Alpha PFH6035 Cooler Review Alpha PFH6035 Cooler Review
The Alpha PFH6035 is still one of the staples for overclocking in these days of FC-PGA's. If you have a celeron, you should be overclocking it with an Alpha.


Date: Jun 13, 2000
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AMD FX-Series Liquid Cooling Heatsink Review AMD FX-Series Liquid Cooling Heatsink Review
AMD's FX-Series Liquid Cooling Heatsink ships pre-filled and is no more difficult to install than a standard heatsink. The CPU cooler installs onto any AMD socket AM2/AM2+/AMD3/AM3+/FM1/FM2 processor using standard hardware, the liquid-to-air heat exchanger needs only a 120mm rear case fan cut out to hang from.


Date: Nov 09, 2012
Model No.: FX-series Liquid Cooler
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Antazone ASC1000 Copper Heatsink Review Antazone ASC1000 Copper Heatsink Review
The Taiwaneese company CompTake Technology Co., Ltd produces the Anatazone heatsink, and they are a newcomer to the stage of desktop cooling.


Date: Oct 23, 2006
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Aopen ACK7L Copper Skive Heatsink Review Aopen ACK7L Copper Skive Heatsink Review
The fan adaptor of course reduces noise by allowing Aopen to use a larger fan, and hence a slower rotating impeller.


Date: Dec 26, 2003
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Aopen ACP4LC Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Aopen ACP4LC Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Aopen's fan adaptor allows an 80mm Nidec fan to mount to the 70mm heatsink frame. The point of this, is of course to reduce the noise created by the fan by using a larger and slower rotating impeller.


Date: Oct 26, 2003
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AOpen ACP4SH Pentium 4 Heatsink Review AOpen ACP4SH Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Designed with a skived copper base, and heatpipes, this cooler is technically used with the socket 775 Intel processor in the XCube system.


Date: Nov 21, 2004
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AOS Non-Silicon Thermal Compound Review AOS Non-Silicon Thermal Compound Review
A majot part of every overclockers' toolkit should be a nice assortment of thermal pastes. For most of us, those little packs that come with better heatsinks make up our collection of pastes.


Date: Sep 25, 2000
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Apack Zerotherm  ZT-10D Premium Heatsink Review Apack Zerotherm ZT-10D Premium Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech is testing the Apack Zerotherm ZT-10D Premium, a dark nickel plated tower heatsink that is capable of mounting one or two 120mm fans in a push-pull configuration.


Date: Dec 09, 2010
Model No.: Zerotherm ZT-10D Premium
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Apack Zerotherm BTF-92 OC Edition Heatsink Review Apack Zerotherm BTF-92 OC Edition Heatsink Review
Apack's BTF92 OC ed. heatsink features a free-floating UFO-bearing 92mm fan spinning at 2300RPM by default. The included fan speed controller can bring impeller speeds down to 1000RPM if desired.


Date: Nov 30, 2007
Model No.: BTF-92 OC Edition
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Apack ZeroTherm BTF80 Heatsink Review Apack ZeroTherm BTF80 Heatsink Review
If the insect shape makes you jump to conclusions on the effectiveness of the heatsink, you might be surprised to know that the Zerotherm BTF80 actually performs fairly well.


Date: Jul 24, 2006
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Apack ZeroTherm BTF90 Copper Heatsink Review Apack ZeroTherm BTF90 Copper Heatsink Review
The 678 gram Zerotherm BTF90 is an all copper heatsink which is designed to function with socket 775 Intel Pentium D/Core 2 Duo, and socket 754/939/940/AM2 AMD Athlon64 processors.


Date: Jul 24, 2006
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Apack Zerotherm CF800 Socket 775 Heatsink Review Apack Zerotherm CF800 Socket 775 Heatsink Review
It has been designed to operate quietly, with the ability to scale the speed of its translucent fan automatically and tackle heat loads as high as 130W.


Date: Nov 20, 2006
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Apack Zerotherm CF900 Socket 775 Heatsink Review Apack Zerotherm CF900 Socket 775 Heatsink Review
The Apack Zerotherm CF900 heatsink is a stubby little copper heatsink, and a good candidate for any socket 775 Intel Pentium D/Core 2 Duo based computer system.


Date: Nov 21, 2006
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Apack Zerotherm Core 92 Intel Heatsink Review Apack Zerotherm Core 92 Intel Heatsink Review
Zerotherm's Core 92 heatsink, although fairly compact, is a great socket 775 Intel heatsink for CPUs with a TDP of up to 150W (at full fan speed).


Date: Dec 28, 2009
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Apack Zerotherm FZ120 Heatsink Review Apack Zerotherm FZ120 Heatsink Review
Apack's new Zerotherm ZF120 heatsink is a refined version of the Zerotherm Nirvana 120, but this is no simple fan switch out - the ZF120 is rebuilt from the heatpipes up.


Date: May 26, 2008
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Apack Zerotherm Nirvana 120 Heatsink Review Apack Zerotherm Nirvana 120 Heatsink Review
Made mostly of aluminum, with a small copper base connected by four heatpipes to the rest of the heatsink, the entire heatsink is dark nickel plated.


Date: Dec 31, 2007
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Apack Zerotherm Nirvana NV120 PWM Heatsink Review Apack Zerotherm Nirvana NV120 PWM Heatsink Review
The unique design of the Nirvana NV120 PWM heatsink sees a 120mm PWM fan set within the body of the heatsink. The translucent fan blades spin at speeds of between 1800-900RPM.


Date: Dec 31, 2009
Model No.: Nirvana NV120 PWM
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Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 Pro Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Alpine 11 Pro Heatsink Review
The heatsink is an aluminum extrusion, weighs 428 grams and stands about 77mm tall. It's well suited for applications like a media PCs and other sub-tower computer format where low noise processor cooling is a priority.


Date: Jan 24, 2010
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Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Heatsink Review
The Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 heatsink is an economical lower-noise AMD Athlon64 heatsink that allows consumers on a budget an option for reducing computer noise.


Date: Feb 26, 2006
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Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Plus Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Plus Heatsink Review
The heatsink is constructed from a simple aluminum extrusion and is compatible with socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3/FM1 AMD processors. Intel processors are not supported at all. Because it lacks any copper, weight is a modest 430 grams. The PWM compliant 95mm fan can be adjusted from 2000RPM to 600RPM as thermal needs change.


Date: Mar 05, 2012
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Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro AMD Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro AMD Heatsink Review
The Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro is just such heatsink: ideal for mainstream CPUs that don't exceed 90W TDP.... so long as the fan speed stays at 2000RPM.


Date: Oct 11, 2009
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Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro Intel Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro Intel Heatsink Review
Enter the Arctic Cooling Alpine 7 Pro socket 775 Intel heatsink; a value oriented low noise extruded aluminum heatsink for Intel processors (85W or less).


Date: Jan 21, 2008
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Arctic Cooling Arctic Breeze Fan-on-a-Stick Arctic Cooling Arctic Breeze Fan-on-a-Stick
Not knowing what the Breeze is supposed to be used for, our first excitement led us to the hypothesis that the Breeze was a miniature wind turbine for generating electricity off the exhaust fans from your PC.


Date: Aug 12, 2008
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Arctic Cooling Copper Silent 2 Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Copper Silent 2 Heatsink Review
Arctic Cooling have developed what is perhaps the oddest looking fan we've seen in a long time...


Date: Dec 25, 2003
Model No.: Copper Silent 2
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 11LP  Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Freezer 11LP Heatsink Review
Arctic Cooling's Freezer 11 LP heatsink is comprised of two sections, a ~100x80mm heatsink fin stack and a thin 92mm fan integral with mounting bracket and fan shroud. The fin stack is comprised of nickel plated fins which are soldered to a pair of 6mm diameter copper heatpipes.


Date: Dec 12, 2010
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Heatsink Review
Rated for heat loads of up to 200W according to the manufacturer, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 is a relatively compact sub-130mm tall heatsink. It's 92mm fan utilizes fluid dynamic bearings and a low noise impeller design.


Date: Dec 12, 2010
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro Heatsink Review
The Freezer 13 Pro looks like a big step up from the previous model, but according to Frostytech's heatsink reference charts it works out to a ~3°C drop in temperature at full fan speed. Noise output is maintained at a reasonably quiet level, in part because the 120mm PWM fan utilizes fluid dynamic bearings, but mostly because the fan rotates at a slow speed.


Date: Sep 15, 2011
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP Heatsink Review
The Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP is a low profile AMD Athlon64 heatsink for media centers, or any situation where the compact size of the computer case limits the vertical profile of the thermal solution.


Date: Mar 05, 2007
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro Athlon64 Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The Freezer 64 Pro suspends its 2200RPM fan on four dualaxial rubber vibration absorbing posts.


Date: Nov 29, 2005
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Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 LP Low Profile Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 LP Low Profile Heatsink Review
The Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 LP is a lightweight Intel socket 775 heatsink made specifically for slim-line and book-sized PC cases. It stands less than 50mm high, weighs just 260 grams and operates very quietly.


Date: Dec 28, 2008
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Arctic Cooling Freezer A30 Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Freezer A30 Heatsink Review
Built on a foundation of four 8mm diameter copper heatpipes which are exposed at the base, the heatpipes extend up in a nearly straight line through 115mm worth of stacked aluminum fins. AMD only.


Date: Mar 20, 2012
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Arctic Cooling Silencer 64 Ultra TC Athlon64 Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Silencer 64 Ultra TC Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The heatsink is constructed from a simple aluminum extrusion, and aside from the rather odd-looking low noise fan is pretty straightforward.


Date: Nov 28, 2005
Model No.: Silencer 64 Ultra TC
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Arctic Cooling Super Silent 4 Pro Heatsink Review Arctic Cooling Super Silent 4 Pro Heatsink Review
A passive heatsink is always going to be the worlds one and only zero noise producing cooler, but the real prize is the zero noise active heatsink.


Date: Sep 07, 2003
Model No.: Super silent 4 pro
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Arkua 6149 1U Heatsink Review Arkua 6149 1U Heatsink Review
In the area of 1U heatsinks competition is ultra fierce. After all, an entire 1U server case is only 1.75" thick.


Date: Nov 26, 2001
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Arkua 6158 Copper-Core Heatsink Review Arkua 6158 Copper-Core Heatsink Review
The lower amount of air flowing over the fins impacts its performance level, but also yields a substantial decrease in noise.


Date: Nov 06, 2001
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Arkua 6258 Copper-Core Heatsink Review Arkua 6258 Copper-Core Heatsink Review
Like almost every Arkua heatsink, the main secret of their ability to cool is a central copper core.


Date: Nov 04, 2001
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Arkua 628 Copper Core Heatsink Review Arkua 628 Copper Core Heatsink Review
This heatsink has tested extremely well, which is a bit surprising for its small size.


Date: Apr 19, 2002
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Arkua 648N-6B Copper Core 1U Heatsink Review Arkua 648N-6B Copper Core 1U Heatsink Review
To spice things up, and ensure that those PIII or Athlon processors don't catch fire, Arkua have added a sweet copper core of 19mm in diameter.


Date: Dec 30, 2002
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Arkua 7228 Copper-Core Heatsink Review Arkua 7228 Copper-Core Heatsink Review
The more thermally conductive 28mm diameter copper slug will move the heat to the surrounding aluminum for faster dispersal.


Date: Oct 25, 2001
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Arkua 728M-7N01 Copper Core Heatsink Review Arkua 728M-7N01 Copper Core Heatsink Review
There are a great many PCs out there that simply need a good heatsink, and the Arkua 728M-7N01 is one such candidate.


Date: Dec 21, 2003
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Arkua 7528 Copper-Core Heatsink Review Arkua 7528 Copper-Core Heatsink Review
From the users perspective, the 7528 is quieter, and offers comparable performance because it is based on the same underlying metal fin assembly.


Date: Oct 26, 2001
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Arkua 838T-7G 2U Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Arkua 838T-7G 2U Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Blessed with a very efficient fin design, and solid copper core, let's see just how well this little heatsink performs!


Date: Dec 30, 2002
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Arkua 8456X-8T Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Arkua 8456X-8T Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
The 8456X-8T ranks in at 46.5 dB in our acoustic tests, and even with the large 80mm fan this Arkua heatsink is hardly aiming for the performance markets.


Date: Sep 07, 2003
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Arkua 848X-6B 1U Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Arkua 848X-6B 1U Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
The goal in each instance is to optimize the thermal performance of the heatsink.


Date: Sep 17, 2002
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Arkua 8568 Socket 478 Heatsink Review Arkua 8568 Socket 478 Heatsink Review
With that simple realization in mind it seems like an obvious reason to exhaust the air from the heatsink directly at the processor - further cooling it down over that of the heatsink.


Date: Jul 15, 2002
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Arkua Q85X7J Heatpipe Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Arkua Q85X7J Heatpipe Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Heatpipes have been finding their way into more and more heatsinks for a couple of very good reasons.


Date: Sep 07, 2003
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Ascent AC300-4P Heatsink Review Ascent AC300-4P Heatsink Review
Ascent makes the kind of heatsinks you'll see sitting on a shelf at your local computer store. This little guy, the AC300-4P caught our eye a while ago on a recent parts hunting trip.


Date: Feb 05, 2001
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Asus Arctic Square Heatsink Review Asus Arctic Square Heatsink Review
The new Arctic Square heatsink Frostytech is testing out for you today consists of an array of nickel plated aluminum fins wrapped around a 92 mm fan.


Date: Jun 17, 2007
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Asus Crux P4 XB7N Heatsink Review Asus Crux P4 XB7N Heatsink Review
The Crux P4 is the first Asus heatsink to be tested by FrostyTech, and thanks to its thermally controlled fan, is also one of the quietest ones for its class.


Date: Sep 12, 2004
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ASUS Lion Square Heatsink Review ASUS Lion Square Heatsink Review
The Asus Lion Square heatsink is a cylindrical tower of nickel plated aluminum fins wrapped around a 92mm PWM fan suspended in the center of it all.


Date: Jul 24, 2008
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ASUS Silent Knight II Heatsink Review ASUS Silent Knight II Heatsink Review
The Silent Knight II heatsink is almost entirely made of copper, the base and fins and heatpipes all utilize this thermally conductive metal.


Date: Mar 12, 2008
Model No.: Silent Knight II
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Asus Silent Square EVO Heatsink Review Asus Silent Square EVO Heatsink Review
The Asus Silent Square EVO heatsink looks like a big square block of cooling... and that description isn't too far off. The heatsink consists of two arrays of nickel plated aluminum fins which are wrapped around a 92 mm PWM fan buried within the body of the heatsink.


Date: Dec 13, 2007
Model No.: Silent Square EVO
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ASUS Star Ice Heatsink Review ASUS Star Ice Heatsink Review
The Asus Star Ice heatsink comes in a couple different colour variations (blue, red, green) and is fitted to accept an additional 80mm exhaust fan at its rear.


Date: Mar 05, 2006
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Asus Triton 75 Heatsink Review Asus Triton 75 Heatsink Review
The Asus Triton 75 heatsink is intended to be used with a 120mm fan of your choice. The 395 gram heatsink is uses four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes to support a 120x120mm aluminum fin array above the CPU socket.


Date: Feb 03, 2008
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Asus Triton 77 Heatsink Review Asus Triton 77 Heatsink Review
The ASUS Triton 77 heatsink is one of the latest processor thermal solutions to come from motherboard manufacturing giant ASUS. The heatsink is equipped with a Sunon MagLev 92mm vapo-bearing PWM fan which runs at a very quiet 2300RPM.


Date: Feb 12, 2008
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ASUS Triton 79 Amazing Heatsink Review ASUS Triton 79 Amazing Heatsink Review
Sandwiched in the middle is a 120mm PWM fan that spins at 1300RPM, making the Triton 79 Amazing fairly quiet under power. The heatsink is compatible with Intel socket 775 and AMD socket 754/939/940/AM2+ processors.


Date: Jul 28, 2008
Model No.: Triton 79 Amazing
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Asus Triton 85 Heatsink Review Asus Triton 85 Heatsink Review
The Asus Triton 85 heatsink FrostyTech is reviewing today ships with a 120mm 800-1400RPM PWM fan, and weighs around 520 grams. The heatsink is uses four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes to support a 120x120mm aluminum fin array above the CPU block.


Date: Sep 25, 2008
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ATI R300: Thermal Problems Caused by the Shim ATI R300: Thermal Problems Caused by the Shim
To put it bluntly, there is problem with the ATI R300 processor package that impacts just how well heatsinks can cool on the Radeon 9700 Pro.


Date: Dec 04, 2002
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Auras CTC-868 Heatsink Review Auras CTC-868 Heatsink Review
What makes the Auras CTC-868 heatsink stand out is that it's split into thirds, with the two outer sections holding the integrated fans.


Date: Mar 11, 2008
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Auras LPT-700 Heatsink Review Auras LPT-700 Heatsink Review
The Auras LPT-700 is an Intel-only socket 775 heatsink designed for quiet cooling. The LPT-700 is equipped with a 92mm PWM fan that scales in speed from 700-2100RPM.


Date: Dec 30, 2007
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Auras LPT-709 Wave Heatsink Review Auras LPT-709 Wave Heatsink Review
Looking for a light weight heatsink that's compatible with both AMD and Intel processor platforms? The Auras LPT-709 heatsink runs quietly.


Date: Dec 30, 2007
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Auras Shagon AHC-118 Lower Noise Heatsink Review Auras Shagon AHC-118 Lower Noise Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech is testing Auras' lower noise Shagon AHC-118 tower heatsink. This CPU cooler stands 178mm tall, with a footprint of 135mm x 119mm. Weighing in at 951grams, this is one big heatsink.


Date: Nov 04, 2011
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Auras Shagon ARC-118 Heatsink Review Auras Shagon ARC-118 Heatsink Review
While the small size of the Shagon ARC-118 heatsink might make it better suited to processors with a TDP of less than 95W, no thermal limits are noted. As you'll see in Frostytech's test results, this little cooler can handle heat loads of 150W without difficulty, but is much better suited to 95W TDP environments.


Date: Jun 08, 2011
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Auras SLC-747 Heatsink Review Auras SLC-747 Heatsink Review
The Auras SLC-747 heatsink Frostytech is testing in this review for you is designed for socket 775 Intel Core 2 Duo and AMD socket 939/940/AM2/AM2+ processors.


Date: Dec 10, 2007
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Auras SMF-660 TwinW Intel Heatsink Review Auras SMF-660 TwinW Intel Heatsink Review
Auras ship the SMF-660 heatsink with a 92mm PWM fan that scales in speed from 1200-2100RPM with compatible motherboards. At its fastest speed the fan is moderately audible.


Date: Feb 02, 2008
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Auras T6C Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Auras T6C Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
When it comes to a new heatsink from an obscure company, it never pays to assume anything.


Date: Oct 22, 2003
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AVC 112AM1 Copper Skive Heatsink Review AVC 112AM1 Copper Skive Heatsink Review
The first thing that we noticed when looking at the 112AM1 is just how thin the base is. At just 3mm thick it is half what most other heatsinks are.


Date: Jan 07, 2002
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AVC 112BJO Heatsink Review AVC 112BJO Heatsink Review
In the days of copper-this and copper-that it is refreshing to see a good old all-aluminum heatsink crop up to tackle a 1.4GHz Athlon.


Date: Jul 10, 2001
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AVC 112C81 Copper-Core Heatsink AVC 112C81 Copper-Core Heatsink
The copper core in the AVC112C81 extends roughly 5mm into the base in a pre-drilled hole, bringing better thermal conductivity into the equation.


Date: Oct 24, 2002
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AVC 117140 Sunflower Socket 478 Heatsink AVC 117140 Sunflower Socket 478 Heatsink
Like the Arkua and Zalman heatsinks, the AVC 117140 has carved out a name for itself by going where no heatsink has gone before in terms of design and manufacture.


Date: Jan 26, 2002
Model No.: 117140 Sunflower
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AVC 117160 Socket 478 Heatsink Review AVC 117160 Socket 478 Heatsink Review
The market of socket 478 heatsinks is thus quite a bit smaller than that of the socket heatsink market, but it is equally important to consumers.


Date: Jan 20, 2002
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AVC 212AHO Skive Heatsink Review AVC 212AHO Skive Heatsink Review
It's rare to come across a heatsink that actually surprises us with how it's made.


Date: Jul 12, 2001
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AVC Black Samurai Heatsink Review AVC Black Samurai Heatsink Review
Frostytech's test bench this week is AVC's sleek dark chrome Black Samurai heatsink - one of the first CPU coolers to boast Intel socket 775 and socket 1366 processor compatibility.


Date: Jan 13, 2009
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AVC Heatsinks at Computex 2008: A View To A Cooler AVC Heatsinks at Computex 2008: A View To A Cooler
Frostytech stopped by the AVC booth at Computex Taipei this past week to see what's new from this massive thermal solutions company, and to find out how its LGA1366 Nehalem heatsinks are coming along.


Date: Jun 09, 2008
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AVC Tundra 2 Copper Skive Heatsink AVC Tundra 2 Copper Skive Heatsink
Improving on the original Tundra heatsink, AVC have increased the size of the fan from 60mm to 70mm, enlarged the height of the copper fins to 28mm and added a little plastic fan guard.


Date: Oct 24, 2002
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AVC Z7H2403012 Internal Prism Base Heatsink Review AVC Z7H2403012 Internal Prism Base Heatsink Review
What is the newest trend in heatsink thermal design? Hint, it's not heat pipes, prolific amounts of copper, phase change materials or cold forging...


Date: May 22, 2004
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AVC Z7U7408001 Heatpipe P4 Heatsink Review AVC Z7U7408001 Heatpipe P4 Heatsink Review
The AVC Z7U7408001 is an amazingly powerful heatsink, the name isn't very consumer friendly, so bear with me as I get used to typing out a 10-digit product number...


Date: May 02, 2004
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AVC Z7U7414001 Athlon64 Socket AM2 / 939 Heatsink Review AVC Z7U7414001 Athlon64 Socket AM2 / 939 Heatsink Review
Want to know what heatsink AMD rely's on for its socket AM2 Athlon64 FX and Athlon64 X2 reference platforms? The AVC Z7U7414001 heatsink.


Date: May 28, 2006
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AVC Z7UB301 AMD Reference Athlon64 Heatsink Review AVC Z7UB301 AMD Reference Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The AVC Z7UB301 heatsink is one of the first stock Socket 754 heatsinks AMD shiped with its processors, and it is currently used with most Socket 939 Athlon64 CPU models too.


Date: Nov 28, 2005
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BeQuiet Dark Rock 3 Heatsink Review BeQuiet Dark Rock 3 Heatsink Review
The Dark Rock 3 stands 159mm tall and weighs in at 976 grams. Built around six, 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a large aluminum fin stack, the Dark Rock 3 is rated to heat loads up to 190W TDP.


Date: May 23, 2014
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BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 Low Noise Heatsink Review BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 3 Low Noise Heatsink Review
The Dark Rock Pro 3 is dual tower, dual fan, low noise CPU heatsink. In other words, if you want a quiet heatsink that handles like a performance cooler AND you have a motherboard which can accommodate it's boxy footprint, you're reading the right CPU heatsink review!


Date: Feb 21, 2014
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BeQuiet Dark Rock TF Heatsink Review BeQuiet Dark Rock TF Heatsink Review
The Dark Rock TF has an upside-down pyramid sort of profile, measuring 140x165mm at the top and 98x102mm at a height of 22mm above the CPU. It ships with two identical 135x25mm SilentWings fans that operate 1400RPM and move upwards of 68CFM at 1.85mm/H2O


Date: May 26, 2015
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BeQuiet Pure Rock Heatsink Review BeQuiet Pure Rock Heatsink Review
On the test bench today we have BeQuiet's Pure Rock heatsink - a 155mm tall tower cooler built around four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and paired with one of BeQuiet's 'Pure Wings 2' low noise 120mm fans.


Date: Jan 26, 2015
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BeQuiet Shadow Rock 2 Heatsink Review BeQuiet Shadow Rock 2 Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech is checking out the boxy BeQuiet's Shadow Rock 2 heatsink which stands 159mm tall and weighs in at 1120grams. This heatsink has a footprint of 122x122mm without a fan, 122x149mm with the supplied 1600-800rpm, 120mm PWM fan installed.


Date: Jun 08, 2014
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BeQuiet Shadow Rock LP Heatsink Review BeQuiet Shadow Rock LP Heatsink Review
The Shadow Rock LP is a 75mm tall low profile heatsink rated for heat loads up to 130W TDP. It's built around four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and relies on a single 120x120x25mm "PureWings" fan operating at 1500RPM.


Date: Aug 03, 2015
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BeQuiet Shadow Rock Slim Heatsink Review BeQuiet Shadow Rock Slim Heatsink Review
BeQuiet's Shadow Rock Slim heatsink stands 159mm tall and has a footprint of 130x74mm so it will fit most motherboards where space between the memory slots and videocard is on the tight side.


Date: Jun 08, 2014
Model No.: Shadow Rock Slim
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Bitspower NP60CS Copper Skive Heatsink Review Bitspower NP60CS Copper Skive Heatsink Review
So far this is the first all copper heatsink Bitspower have brought to the table, and as far as a first run goes, the NP60CS works quite well.


Date: Jan 15, 2002
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BitsPower NP60D Skive Heatsink Review BitsPower NP60D Skive Heatsink Review
Bitspower have firmly planted themselves as part of the growing trend of manufacturers specializing in skive heatsinks.


Date: Jan 10, 2002
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BitsPower NP80D Skive Heatsink Review BitsPower NP80D Skive Heatsink Review
Skive heatsinks are neither extruded or cast but rather cut from a single block of material.


Date: Oct 28, 2001
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Blizzard S370 Copper Heatsink Review Blizzard S370 Copper Heatsink Review
Like the its brother the S370-L, the Blizzard S370 sports a set of thick copper fins, and a solid copper construction.


Date: May 22, 2001
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Blizzard S370-L Copper Heatsink Review Blizzard S370-L Copper Heatsink Review
It may not immediately be obvious that the entire heatsink is slanted 5 degrees, but if you look carefully you'll see the tilt.


Date: Mar 27, 2001
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Chauh-Choung DTA-12 Skive Heatsink Review Chauh-Choung DTA-12 Skive Heatsink Review
The DTA-12 is a small formfactor 60mm aluminum skive heatsink intended for use on Socket A and Socket 370 processors.


Date: Jan 08, 2002
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Chauh-Choung DTA-15 Heatsink Review Chauh-Choung DTA-15 Heatsink Review
The DTA-15 looks very similar to the Thermalright CB-6L on the outset, but on closer inspection the DTA-15 is not nearly as chromed, and has a slightly different extrusion pattern.


Date: Feb 03, 2002
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Chauh-Choung DTA-478 Socket 478 Heatsink Review Chauh-Choung DTA-478 Socket 478 Heatsink Review
The heatsink uses a dead simple extrusion design, and some rather interesting clips which are screwed into place on the heatsink itself.


Date: Feb 03, 2002
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Chauh-Choung DTC-66 Copper Heatsink Review Chauh-Choung DTC-66 Copper Heatsink Review
A nice change for sure, and one that opens up the use of the DTC-66 to people looking for a bit more cooling than with just aluminum.


Date: Jan 11, 2002
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Cho Liang CB00881 Socket 478 Heatsink Review Cho Liang CB00881 Socket 478 Heatsink Review
I'm not sure if red is such a great colour for a heatsink, but the red (hot) CLCB00881 is stuck with it for better or worse.


Date: Mar 27, 2002
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Cho Liang CB00941A Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Cho Liang CB00941A Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Among the various heatsinks Cho-Liang manufacture is the CB00941A which classifies as an OEM level cooler.


Date: Apr 29, 2002
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Cho Liang CB0307U17 Heatsink Review Cho Liang CB0307U17 Heatsink Review
Nickel plating aluminum heatsinks seems to be making the international rounds, and I'm honestly not sure what the big draw is.


Date: Jul 01, 2002
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Cho Liang CB0307Z17 P4 Heatsink Review Cho Liang CB0307Z17 P4 Heatsink Review
This heatsink performed pretty well on the socket 370/socket A test platform so chances are good that we could see equally good performance on the P4 test die.


Date: Jul 24, 2002
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Cho Liang CB0309Z17 P4 m478 Heatsink Review Cho Liang CB0309Z17 P4 m478 Heatsink Review
In any case, the bright-red anodized CB0309Z17 is for the socket 478 pentium 4 processor and it will be interesting to see how the results fare.


Date: Jul 14, 2002
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Cho Liang CB0315U17 Copper Heatsink Review Cho Liang CB0315U17 Copper Heatsink Review
On the plus side, this finish leaves the heatsink looking like a shiny aerodynamic block of copper.


Date: Jul 15, 2002
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Coolage Freezer Orb F0-Z924AL Intel Heatsink Review Coolage Freezer Orb F0-Z924AL Intel Heatsink Review
Coolage's Freezer Orb F0-Z924AL heatsink is compatible with socket 775 Intel Pentium and Core 2 Duo CPUs. The heatsink ships with a patch of thermal compound pre-applied to its copper base.


Date: Jun 26, 2007
Model No.: Freezer Orb F0-Z924AL
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Coolage Frozen Orb Z924 HDC Heatsink Review Coolage Frozen Orb Z924 HDC Heatsink Review
Coolage's Frozen Orb Z924 HDC heatsink makes use of the trendy heatpipe direct contact technique, except this time we're looking at a modified thermal design Coolage originally manufactured with a copper base plate.


Date: Jan 11, 2009
Model No.: Frozen Orb Z924 HDC
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Coolage X120TF Heatsink Review Coolage X120TF Heatsink Review
In wind tunnels metal honeycomb panels are often used to smooth out the turbulent airflow and create laminar airflow. Coolage's X120TF heatsink borrows from this idea with a loosely shaped honeycomb fin stack. It will be interesting to see what impact this kind of fin geometry has on the relatively deep fins of the X120TF heatsink - will it help or hinder the cooling performance?


Date: Dec 28, 2010
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Cooler Master Aero1 ASB-V73-U1 Copper Heatsink Cooler Master Aero1 ASB-V73-U1 Copper Heatsink
Squirrel cage fans have a couple of benefits over standard vaneaxial fans when it comes to lower-noise heatsinks, though they don't tend to deliver nearly as much air.


Date: Jun 30, 2003
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Cooler Master Aquagate Mini R80 Watercooling CPU Heatsink Review Cooler Master Aquagate Mini R80 Watercooling CPU Heatsink Review
The Cooler master Aquagate Mini R80 is a self contained watercooling system designed for a broad range of Intel and AMD processors.


Date: May 05, 2008
Model No.: Aquagate Mini R80
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Cooler Master CH5-5K12 Heatpipe Heatsink Cooler Master CH5-5K12 Heatpipe Heatsink
With out a doubt this has to be the coolest and most deadly looking piece of cooling hardware to ever grace a computers' processor!


Date: Jan 11, 2001
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Cooler Master DP5-5F11 Heatsink Review Cooler Master DP5-5F11 Heatsink Review
Like all coolers, what was once good can become dated rather quickly. The Cooler Master DP5-5F11 seeks to change that.


Date: May 23, 2001
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Cooler Master DP5-6H11 Heatsink Review Cooler Master DP5-6H11 Heatsink Review
There are countless heatsinks to choose from when faced with a bare OEM Duron or T-Bird these days.


Date: Apr 15, 2001
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Cooler Master GeminII S Heatsink Review Cooler Master GeminII S Heatsink Review
Cooler master's GeminII S heatsink stands just 88mm tall and ships with a 120mm fan mounted to its frame. An extra set of brackets allow that fan to be replaced with two 92mm or 80mm fans.


Date: Jul 21, 2008
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Cooler Master HCC-002 Copper Heatsink Review Cooler Master HCC-002 Copper Heatsink Review
Weighing in at around 300-400grams the Cooler Master CCH-002 is elegantly made, and equipped with a speedy 6800 RPM fan.


Date: Oct 24, 2001
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Cooler Master HHC-001 Copper Heatpipe Heatsink Cooler Master HHC-001 Copper Heatpipe Heatsink
Using cooper is an obvious first step, and Cooler master have even gone one step further by including twin heatpipes in the HHC-001.


Date: Jun 12, 2002
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Cooler Master HHC-L61 Copper Heatpipe Heatsink Cooler Master HHC-L61 Copper Heatpipe Heatsink
The HHC-L61 is Cooler master's answer to the cry for a good performing heatsink that don't create a lot of noise.


Date: Jun 11, 2002
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Cooler Master HSC-V62 Copper Heatsink Review Cooler Master HSC-V62 Copper Heatsink Review
Beneath the shiny exterior of the Cooler Master copper skive heatsink there lies a small thermistor which sends back temperature readings to the fan.


Date: Jun 04, 2002
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Cooler Master Hyper 212 Heatsink Review Cooler Master Hyper 212 Heatsink Review
The Cooler master Hyper 212 is a 60mm tall heatsink, and it's comprised of just the right mix of copper heatpipes and aluminum cooling fins. I'll save you the trouble of skipping to the end of this review, it's good!


Date: Dec 05, 2007
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Cooler Master Hyper 48 KHC-L91 Heatsink Review Cooler Master Hyper 48 KHC-L91 Heatsink Review
The Cooler Master KHC-L91 Hyper48 comes with a collection of brackets and mounting plates which enable its use on socket 478/775 Intel Pentium 4 and socket 754/939/940 AMD Athlon64 processors.


Date: Feb 26, 2006
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Cooler Master Hyper 6 KHCV81U1 Copper K8/P4 Heatsink Cooler Master Hyper 6 KHCV81U1 Copper K8/P4 Heatsink
Fresh from the chrome plated Jet4 wonder, Cooler master are back with the brand new 6-heatpipe packing Hyper6 KHC-V81-U1 Intel Pentium4 and AMD Athlon64 heatsink!


Date: Apr 20, 2004
Model No.: Hyper6 KHC-V81-U1
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Cooler Master Hyper TX2 Heatsink Review Cooler Master Hyper TX2 Heatsink Review
In all other respects the Cooler master Hyper TX2 heatsink is a compact mid-level heatsink which is compatible with AMD socket 754/939/940/AM2 and Intel socket 775 processors. The Hyper TX2 weighs a feathery 382grams, stands less than 130mm tall.


Date: Dec 01, 2007
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Cooler Master Hyper Z600 Black Label Heatsink Review Cooler Master Hyper Z600 Black Label Heatsink Review
The Coolermaster Hyper Z600 Black Label heatsink is part of a special Limited Edition kit, comprised of all black versions of the quiet Cooler Master Cosmos RC 1000 case, Real Power 850W power supply and Hyper Z600 heatsink.


Date: Jan 06, 2009
Model No.: Hyper Z600 Black Label
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Cooler Master Hyper Z600 Passive Heatsink Review Cooler Master Hyper Z600 Passive Heatsink Review
Cooler master's Hyper Z600 heatsink is a novel passive CPU heatsink for today's dual core processors. Its' star shape, widely spaced aluminum fins and prodigious number of silvery copper heatpipes allow it to work without the benefit of a fan.


Date: May 08, 2008
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Cooler Master IHC-H71 Copper Pentium 4 Heatsink Cooler Master IHC-H71 Copper Pentium 4 Heatsink
The Cooler Master IHC-H71 fulfills this role by bringing highly conductive copper, heatpipes, and a good sized fan together.


Date: Jun 17, 2002
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Cooler Master Jet 4 ICB-V83 Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Cooler Master Jet 4 ICB-V83 Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
If you have an aluminum case, you'll be pleased to see that the 3.5" aluminum bracket is tastefully done, and should fit in nicely.


Date: Apr 18, 2004
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Cooler Master Nepton 140XL Liquid Cooling System Review Cooler Master Nepton 140XL Liquid Cooling System Review
The Nepton 140XL ships completely assembled, plumbed and filled. The user need only attach the heat exchanger to a free fan vent (140mm or 120mm) on the inside of the PC case and mount the waterblock/pump head to the processor. There's no silly software or USB connections to monitor pump speed or liquid temperatures.


Date: Jan 05, 2014
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Cooler Master Nepton 240M Liquid Cooling System Review Cooler Master Nepton 240M Liquid Cooling System Review
Coolermaster's Nepton 240M utilizes a 277x120mm aluminum heat exchanger that measures 28mm thick. The 'Silencio' is a novel high-pressure fan that spins at 2400RPM-800RPM to drive up to 76CFM at 4.8mmH2O air pressure, according to manufacturer specs. Connecting the heat exchanger to the Nepton 240M's waterblock is a 310mm length of 13mm O.D. corrugated Fluorinated Ethylene Propylene (FEP) tubing.


Date: Nov 04, 2014
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Cooler Master Nepton 280L Liquid Cooling System Review Cooler Master Nepton 280L Liquid Cooling System Review
Coolermaster's Nepton 280L is the best performing all-in-one CPU watercooler Frostytech has tested... thus far. More surprisingly for us, the Nepton 280L managed to rise to the top of the 200W Intel LGA2011, 150W & 85W Intel LGA115x/775 and 125W AMD synthetic thermal heatsink test results charts. After testing +750 CPU thermal solutions, it's kind of nice to be surprised.


Date: Jan 16, 2014
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Cooler Master V8 Heatsink Review Cooler Master V8 Heatsink Review
The Cooler master V8 heatsink is one of the nicer thermal solutions from the company in a long while, and well worth your attention today.


Date: Dec 12, 2008
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Cooler Master XDream HSCV83 Copper Heatsink Review Cooler Master XDream HSCV83 Copper Heatsink Review
Most of us would really prefer to have the 24x7 computer generate about as much noise as a calculator, ie. nothing. Meet the Cooler Master XDream


Date: Apr 29, 2003
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Coolermaster Eisberg 240L Prestige Liquid Cooling System Preliminary Review Coolermaster Eisberg 240L Prestige Liquid Cooling System Preliminary Review
This is a preliminary review of the Coolermaster Eisberg 240L Prestige self contained liquid cooling system. The Eisberg 240L Prestige is a large, enthusiast grade all-in-one liquid cooling solution built around a 240mm copper heat exchanger equipped with twin, 1600RPM 120mm fans.


Date: Dec 31, 2013
Model No.: Eisberg 240L Prestige
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Coolermaster Ergostand III Laptop Cooling Stand Review Coolermaster Ergostand III Laptop Cooling Stand Review
Technically speaking, the Coolermaster Ergostand III supports laptops with footprints up to 15" wide and 11" deep at an angle of 3.5°or as high as 50° vertical.


Date: Jan 01, 2017
Coolermaster Gemin II M4 Heatsink Review Coolermaster Gemin II M4 Heatsink Review
The Coolermaster Gemin II M4 heatsink measures just 61mm tall, from the base of its exposed copper heatpipes to the tippy tip of its translucent vaneaxial fan. How does manage to squeeze in a fan and enough cooling surface area in a package so thin?


Date: Jan 23, 2013
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Coolermaster Gemin II S524 Heatsink Review Coolermaster Gemin II S524 Heatsink Review
Top down heatsinks are great for cooling DRAM modules and motherboard components around the CPU socket, so many an enthusiast swears by them for overall system happiness.


Date: Apr 28, 2012
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Coolermaster Glacer 240L Liquid CPU Cooler Preliminary Review Coolermaster Glacer 240L Liquid CPU Cooler Preliminary Review
This is a preliminary review of the Coolermaster Glacer 240L self contained liquid cooling system. The Glacer 240L is an all-in-one liquid cooling solution built around a 240mm copper heat exchanger equipped with twin 120mm fans.


Date: Dec 31, 2013
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Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Heatsink Review Coolermaster Hyper 212 Evo Heatsink Review
Coolermaster's Hyper 212 Evo heatsink stands 160mm tall, weighs in at moderate 569 grams and packs in four exposed 6mm diameter copper heatpipes on its base. Otherwise the Hyper 212 Evo is a pretty standard 'tower' heatsink. A 600-2000RPM, 120mm PWM fan is supplied with swept-forward impeller blades.


Date: Apr 25, 2012
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Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Socket 1156 Heatsink Review Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Socket 1156 Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech will be testing Coolermaster's Hyper 212 Plus tower heatsink - an exposed heatpipe base cooler that comes ready out of the box for socket 1156 Intel 'Lynnfield' P55 motherboards. Naturally, it supports Intel socket 775/1366/1156 and AMD 939/AM2/AM3 processors.


Date: Aug 09, 2009
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Coolermaster Hyper 612 PWM Heatsink Review Coolermaster Hyper 612 PWM Heatsink Review
The Coolermaster Hyper 612 PWM heatsink stands 163mm tall and weighs a pretty hefty 806 grams. The cooler is compatible with Intel socket 775/1155/1156 and LGA1366 processors, but crucially not LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E CPUs. AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1 processors are supported.


Date: Feb 21, 2012
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Coolermaster Hyper D92 Heatsink Review Coolermaster Hyper D92 Heatsink Review
The Coolermaster Hyper D92 is a moderately sized CPU cooler which stands 147mm tall and weighs 636 grams. The Hyper D92 ships with not a 120mm... or even 140mm fan, but rather a pair of 92mm fans that spin at 2800-800RPM. The fans move upwards of 15-55CFM according to manufacturer specs. Small 92mm fans may seem terribly risky, but Coolermaster have a trick up their sleeves.


Date: Oct 01, 2014
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Coolermaster Hyper N520 Heatsink Review Coolermaster Hyper N520 Heatsink Review
This tower heatsink stands out because its two 92mm fans are arranged in an offset push-pull formation. There are a couple reasons for offsetting the fans by 20mm that we'll touch on momentarily.


Date: Apr 25, 2009
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Coolermaster Hyper TX3 Heatsink Review Coolermaster Hyper TX3 Heatsink Review
The Hyper TX3 heatsink weighs in at 470 grams, stands less than 140mm tall, and comes equipped with a low noise 92mm 800-2800RPM PWM fan that drives 17-54CFM according the manufacturer.


Date: Jun 13, 2009
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Coolermaster Seidon 120V Liquid Cooling System Review Coolermaster Seidon 120V Liquid Cooling System Review
UPDATED! Coolermaster's Seidon 120V is an economical all-in-one liquid cooling solution that's especially suited to small PC cases and media centers. The compact 120mm aluminum heat exchanger ships with a single 120mm fan, so it doesn't take up too much space and make mounting to a rear/top fan vent cumbersome.


Date: Jan 02, 2014
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Coolermaster Seidon 240M Liquid Cooling System Preliminary Review Coolermaster Seidon 240M Liquid Cooling System Preliminary Review
This is a preliminary review of the Coolermaster Seidon 240M self contained liquid cooling system. The Seidon 240M is a large all-in-one liquid cooling solution built around a 240mm aluminum heat exchanger equipped with twin 120mm fans.


Date: Dec 31, 2013
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Coolermaster TPC-812 Vapor Chamber/Heatpipe Heatsink Review Coolermaster TPC-812 Vapor Chamber/Heatpipe Heatsink Review
The Coolermaster TPC-812 heatsink performs exceptionally well on the synthetic Intel platform at stock fan speed, within the Top 5 Intel heatsinks tested to date in fact!


Date: May 08, 2012
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Coolermaster Vortex Plus Heatsink Review Coolermaster Vortex Plus Heatsink Review
The Vortex Plus heatsink stands 83mm tall, in total. A 25mm thick, 92mm PWM fan exhausts downward so waste air impinges on a lower extruded aluminum heatsink that sits atop the processor. It's both a good use of space for additional cooling surface area and an admission by heatsink designers that the aluminum fins above aren't getting the whole job done by themselves.


Date: May 17, 2010
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Cooligy Active Microchannel Cooling    System Cooligy Active Microchannel Cooling System
Mix in reported cooling potential of 1000Watts per square centimeter (current processors output about 250W/cm2), and you can see why we're more than just a little interested.


Date: Oct 08, 2003
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Cooling Fundamentals: Ball Vs. Sleeve Bearings Cooling Fundamentals: Ball Vs. Sleeve Bearings
What's the fuss over ball and sleeve bearings in todays cooling fans? Heck, what's even the difference? Read on and know more then anyone around you about these little, but important things.


Date: Apr 26, 2000
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Cooling Fundamentals: Beware the CPU fan of DEATH! Cooling Fundamentals: Beware the CPU fan of DEATH!
A few of us have smelt the acrid odor of melting plastic emanating from the depths of a computer. Thankfully not all of us have had to buy a new processor the very next day...


Date: Nov 22, 2000
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Cooling Fundamentals: Thermal Conductivity Cooling Fundamentals: Thermal Conductivity
Why is Copper better then Aluminum for heatsinks? Thermal Conductivity, that's why! Don't worry, it's all explained here....


Date: Jun 02, 2000
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Cooling Overview 2004 - High Tech Heatsinks a Plenty Cooling Overview 2004 - High Tech Heatsinks a Plenty
In the following pages you'll see every imaginable shape, material, and size of cooling system and heatsink.


Date: Oct 18, 2004
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Cooling Overview 2005 - Lower Noise, Better Thermals Cooling Overview 2005 - Lower Noise, Better Thermals
Since this 2005 synopsis is mostly an examination of heatsinks shot at recent trade shows, we'll jump right into the mix.


Date: Jan 02, 2006
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Coolink Corator DS Heatsink Review Coolink Corator DS Heatsink Review
The asymmetrical fin stacks of the Corator DS heatsink permit air to more easily enter the heatsink by widening the fin spacing just fore of the vaneaxial fan.


Date: Nov 05, 2010
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Coolink H1T Heatsink Review Coolink H1T Heatsink Review
What makes the Coolink H1T standout from the crowd is first of all its copper base plate.


Date: Sep 30, 2002
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Coolink H2T Heatsink Review Coolink H2T Heatsink Review
Does this technique work? Will the Coolink H2T prove itself to be one of those heatsinks we really ought to think about getting for a future upgrade?


Date: Sep 10, 2002
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Coolink Silentator Heatsink Review Coolink Silentator Heatsink Review
As you'd expect, the Coolink Silentator is a low noise thermal solution based around a low-RPM 120mm fan, with the option to dial down its speed and operate at near whisper quiet sound levels.


Date: Jul 18, 2007
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Coolink U1L2 Heatsink Review Coolink U1L2 Heatsink Review
In an effort to improve the standard issue socket heatsink, Coolink have done something a little different.


Date: Mar 10, 2003
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Coolink U1P2 Heatsink Review Coolink U1P2 Heatsink Review
Sitting above the heatsink are two 25mm thick 5000RPM fans. If Coolink have the equation right, the U1P2 should be an interesting heatsink to test out.


Date: Mar 10, 2003
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Coolink U2L Heatsink Review Coolink U2L Heatsink Review
This isn't a quiet heatsink in the class of Zalman or Verax, but it is what I think we are going to start calling "lower noise."


Date: Jun 27, 2002
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Coolink U2P Heatsink Review Coolink U2P Heatsink Review
Built with a body of nickel plated 6063-T5 extruded aluminum and a 2mm thick C1100 copper base, the Coolink U2P already seems pretty formidable by description alone.


Date: Oct 22, 2002
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CoolIT Domino ALC Liquid Cooling System Review CoolIT Domino ALC Liquid Cooling System Review
The Domino ALC consists of a thin 122gram nickel plated copper waterblock, a 17cm length of Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) plastic tubing and pump integrated into a 115x115mm aluminum heat exchanger with a 120mm fan.


Date: Jan 26, 2010
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Cooljag 2QC/180 1U Socket 478 Heatsink Review Cooljag 2QC/180 1U Socket 478 Heatsink Review
The 2QC/180 is actively cooled with a 15mm-thin squirrel cage fan that intakes air through the body of the heatsink, before exhausting it out through another set of copper fins.


Date: Nov 13, 2004
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Cooljag CJC66IC-A Copper Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Cooljag CJC66IC-A Copper Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
CJC66IC-A heatsink does not reveal itself until the fans' intake air reaches elevated temperatures, and once that happens, the full speed of the fan kicks in.


Date: Dec 15, 2003
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Cooljag E44C/180 1U Socket 478 Heatsink Review Cooljag E44C/180 1U Socket 478 Heatsink Review
The E44C/180 is a fully copper skived heatsink which is actively cooled by a thin squirrel cage fan that rests on top.


Date: Nov 13, 2004
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Cooljag Falcon 92-Al Heatsink Review Cooljag Falcon 92-Al Heatsink Review
Cooljag are calling this the "best air cooler in the market" we're going to approach the Falcon 92-AL heatsink with skepticism...


Date: May 16, 2007
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Cooljag Falcon 92-Cu Heatsink Review Cooljag Falcon 92-Cu Heatsink Review
Cooljag's Falcon 92-Cu is built with four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes that conduct heat from the copper plate up through to the array of stacked copper fins above.


Date: May 17, 2007
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Cooljag Falcon IV JCY-8A03A Heatsink Review Cooljag Falcon IV JCY-8A03A Heatsink Review
The Falcon IV is equipped with an open-frame 92mm fan that's internally illuminated with a couple green LEDs. The heatsink is constructed around four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes that conduct heat from a copper base plate up through to the array of generously sized stacked aluminum fins.


Date: Dec 31, 2008
Model No.: Falcon IV JCY-8A03A
Cooljag JACE2DC/180 1U Socket 478 Heatsink Review Cooljag JACE2DC/180 1U Socket 478 Heatsink Review
The Cooljag 2QC/180 has an extra set of tall copper fins on either side of the squirrel cage fan, whereas the JACE2DC/180 we are testing here, maintains the same 7mm tall fins from end-to-end.


Date: Nov 15, 2004
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Cooljag JVC258A V-Type Copper Base Heatsink Review Cooljag JVC258A V-Type Copper Base Heatsink Review
Not only does the upwards expansion out allow the heatsink to come equipped with a larger fan, but it also helps induce efficient exhaust judging by the looks of it.


Date: May 02, 2003
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CoolJag JVC661A V-Type Pentium 4 Heatsink Review CoolJag JVC661A V-Type Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Aluminum extrusions have typically been the most popular option, but within the last year and a half skiving has come to market and been adopted widely.


Date: Jun 13, 2003
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Cooljag OAK-H Radial Skived Copper Fin Heatsink Review Cooljag OAK-H Radial Skived Copper Fin Heatsink Review
CoolJag's OAK-H heatsink adapts the skived fin technique by turning everything on its side.


Date: Jan 21, 2007
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Cooljag OAK-H2 (JAC84MC) Radial Skived Fin Heatsink Review Cooljag OAK-H2 (JAC84MC) Radial Skived Fin Heatsink Review
On the plus side, the central copper column makes direct contact with the CPU core, and the skived component which is soldered on to it radiates the heat out into the surroundings so the thermal pathway is pretty direct.


Date: Jan 21, 2007
Model No.: OAK-H2 (JAC84MC)
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Cooljag SFO-D(18SC) Skived Copper Opteron Heatsink Review Cooljag SFO-D(18SC) Skived Copper Opteron Heatsink Review
The Cooljag SFO-D(18SC) is a heavy one piece skived copper heatsink intended for use with AMD Athlon64 and Opteron processors.


Date: Nov 03, 2005
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Cooljag SFO-H (68YC) Skived Athlon64 Heatsink Review Cooljag SFO-H (68YC) Skived Athlon64 Heatsink Review
One of the design elements incorporated into the Cooljag SFO-H (68YC) heatsink are four 17x18mm exhaust ports milled from the copper base plate.


Date: Nov 13, 2005
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Cooljag SFO-Q Socket AM2 / 939 Heatsink Review Cooljag SFO-Q Socket AM2 / 939 Heatsink Review
The Cooljag SFO-Q heatsink relies upon a set of 6mm diameter copper heatpipes that connect the copper base to the aluminum fins.


Date: May 29, 2006
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Coolsonic CS1662K Copper Skive Heatsink Review Coolsonic CS1662K Copper Skive Heatsink Review
Skive technology for those who are unfamiliar with the term is based on a few principles which make it exceptionally good for heatsinks.


Date: Feb 05, 2003
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Coolsonic CS1672A Copper Skive Heatsink Review Coolsonic CS1672A Copper Skive Heatsink Review
It's hard not to be a little impressed each time a TMD fan spins up creating its distinctive whirling sound.


Date: Feb 05, 2003
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Corsair Hydro H100 Liquid Cooling Heatsink Review Corsair Hydro H100 Liquid Cooling Heatsink Review
The Hydro H100 heatsink ships fully assembled, filled with a propylene glycol based coolant and plumbed. The waterblock is connected by 24cm of flexible FEP tubing to the heat exchanger which measures about 274x120x25mm in size. Two 120mm fans are included, these operate at 2600-1300RPM and create a fair bit of noise at full tilt.


Date: Jan 15, 2013
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Corsair Hydro H50 Watercooling System Review Corsair Hydro H50 Watercooling System Review
The Corsair H50 is a no fuss no muss, lower noise CPU thermal solution that installs with the relative ease of a regular CPU heatsink. The H50 liquid cooling system arrives fully assembled, pre-filled with a distilled water/propylene glycol coolant and is pre-plumbed.


Date: Dec 18, 2009
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Corsair Hydro H60 Watercooling System Review Corsair Hydro H60 Watercooling System Review
Corsair have updated the waterblock design and given the Hydro H60 a new compact profile which hides functional changes to the integrated pump and improves mounting bracket installation significantly. All of this is transparent to the end user though.


Date: Dec 31, 2012
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Corsair Hydro H80 Watercooling System Review Corsair Hydro H80 Watercooling System Review
Corsair's Hydro H80 is a no fuss, no mess CPU liquid cooling solution that installs with ease onto Intel socket LGA2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD socket AM3/AM2/FM1 processors. The unit consists of two parts, a 12v DC pump head with integrated reservoir and thin skived copper waterblock, and the fluid-to-air aluminum heat exchanger.


Date: May 07, 2012
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Corsair Hydro H80i Liquid Cooling System Preliminary Review Corsair Hydro H80i Liquid Cooling System Preliminary Review
This is a preliminary review of the Corsair Hydro H80i self contained liquid cooling system. The Hydro H80i is a compact all-in-one liquid cooling solution built around a 120mm aluminum heat exchanger with two 120mm fans mounted on either side, in a push-pull configuration.


Date: Dec 30, 2013
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CPUfx Core Heatsink Review CPUfx Core Heatsink Review
Right out of the box "The Core" just has to win the coolest-looking heatsink award.


Date: May 28, 2001
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CPUMate DAA-11500 Copper Heatsink Review CPUMate DAA-11500 Copper Heatsink Review
Starting from the outset the CPUmate DAA11500 has all the necessary ingredients to make it an ideal socket A cooler.


Date: Jun 22, 2003
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CPUmate DIA-10500 Heatpipe P4 Heatsink Review CPUmate DIA-10500 Heatpipe P4 Heatsink Review
As a new company in a highly competitive market which is often "cut throat," innovation is the only way to survive, and thrive.


Date: Jan 28, 2003
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Cryo Tech and New Cooling Technologies You Have Never Seen Cryo Tech and New Cooling Technologies You Have Never Seen
Frostytech departs from the usual pixel fodder for a brief look at some cooling technologies you have never seen before. We touch on some fun tests from the unpublished Frostytech archives and collect all the thermodynamics research we've reported on into one location.


Date: May 27, 2010
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CuMine Heatsinks - Important Info! CuMine Heatsinks - Important Info!
Coppermine's may fit into a socket 370, and may fit older PPGA heatsinks, but there are compatibility issues. Those issues exist with the heatsink, and the clips they use. Get informed, read this.


Date: Feb 18, 2000
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CV Chill 188-pin Heatsink Review CV Chill 188-pin Heatsink Review
While aluminum is not as thermally conductive as copper it still offers some very good performance characteristics. And hey, the CV Chill has a nice thick aluminum base.


Date: Jun 18, 2001
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Cyber Cooler P10K Heatsink Review Cyber Cooler P10K Heatsink Review
It sort of looks like a stock PIII heatsink, but the performance just isn't here.


Date: Jul 16, 2002
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Cyber Cooler P5750 Copper Heatsink Review Cyber Cooler P5750 Copper Heatsink Review
Cybercooler are a relatively new manufacturer to us, and the P5750 is a good example of what they have to offer.


Date: May 15, 2002
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DeepCool Frostwin Heatsink Review DeepCool Frostwin Heatsink Review
The DeepCool Frostwin heatsink ships with two 120mm PWM fans that rotate at 1500-900RPM and move upwards of 55CFM each. According to Frostytech's real world sound measurements, the heatsink produces between 37-50dBA noise.


Date: Mar 26, 2013
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DeepCool Gamer Storm Heatsink Review DeepCool Gamer Storm Heatsink Review
The Deepcool Gamer Storm heatsink is a tower cooler standing over 155mm tall and weighing upwards of 1189 grams. At its heart are no fewer than six, 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and 48 aluminum fins.


Date: Sep 08, 2010
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DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer Heatsink Review DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer Heatsink Review
The DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer heatsink is a fairly large CPU cooler, very much resembling a passive thermal solution on quick glance due to its boxy footprint and widely spaced aluminum fins. The heatsink isn't a passive cooler though, its single fan is very much required to keep the Lucifer from becoming like its name-sake.


Date: Jan 02, 2015
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DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 Heatsink Review DeepCool Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 Heatsink Review
DeepCool's Gamer Storm Lucifer K2 heatsink is a revised version of the original Gamer Storm Lucifer heatsink, which Frostytech tested about a year back. The Lucifer K2 heatsink only differs in that it's not nickel plated and ships with a slim profile (20mm thick)120mm fan which makes the heatsink a little more accommodating on confined motherboards.


Date: Jan 02, 2016
Model No.: Gamer Storm Lucifer K2
DeepCool Gammaxx 400 Heatsink Review DeepCool Gammaxx 400 Heatsink Review
Deepcool's Gammaxx 400 heatsink stands 162mm tall, putting in the class of full tower CPU coolers. At the heart of the 654 gram heatsink are four 6mm diameter copper heatpipes which are exposed at the base. The rest of the heatsink is a pretty standard rectangular aluminum fin stack, no fancy leading edges, shapes or punched out cooling fins.


Date: Oct 22, 2012
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DeepCool Gammaxx S40 Heatsink Review DeepCool Gammaxx S40 Heatsink Review
It's nice to once again encounter a heatsink that stands less than 150mm tall and doesn't feature some kind of complicated self contained water cooling heat exchanger... these days it's getting more difficult to find CPU coolers for compact computer systems.


Date: Jul 18, 2013
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DeepCool Ice Blade Pro Heatsink Review DeepCool Ice Blade Pro Heatsink Review
One or two 120mm fans can be mounted to either side of the DeepCool Ice Blade Pro, and rubber vibration absorbing posts are supplied along with extra fan clips. A single 120mm PWM fan that operates at 900-1500RPM is supplied.


Date: Jun 10, 2009
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Deepcool Ice Matrix 400 Heatsink Review Deepcool Ice Matrix 400 Heatsink Review
Deepcool's Ice Matrix 400 heatsink is a relatively thin profile tower cooler that stands 160mm tall, but is only 71mm deep.


Date: Dec 30, 2010
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Deepcool Ice Matrix 600 Heatsink Review Deepcool Ice Matrix 600 Heatsink Review
As with other DeepCool heatsinks, the Ice Matrix 600 cooler ships with a special fan that has a resilient layer of rubber surrounding the entire fan frame.


Date: Dec 31, 2010
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DeepCool Ice Warrior Heatsink Review DeepCool Ice Warrior Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech is testing a novel heatsink from Beijing-based DeepCool Industries Co. called the Ice Warrior. Names aside, the Ice Warrior heatsink is a 155mm tall tower heatsink that utilizes six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a fairly hefty copper base plate.


Date: Jul 28, 2010
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DeepCool Ice Wind Pro Heatsink Review DeepCool Ice Wind Pro Heatsink Review
The Deepcool Ice Wind Pro heatsink stands 157mm tall and 86mm deep - most tower coolers are more boxy in profile and this can make them interfere with tall memory modules on some motherboards.


Date: Apr 28, 2012
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DeepCool IceBlade Pro V2.0 Heatsink Review DeepCool IceBlade Pro V2.0 Heatsink Review
Deepcool's IceBlade Pro V2.0 heatsink stands 161mm tall and weighs a solid 981 grams. At the heart of this boxy heatsink are four 8mm diameter copper heatpipes, nickel plated along with everything else, including the aluminum fins.


Date: Feb 28, 2013
Model No.: IceBlade Pro V2.0
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DeepCool IceEdge 400XT Heatsink Review DeepCool IceEdge 400XT Heatsink Review
Deepcool's IceEdge 400XT heatsink is a mid-size tower cooler that stands a modest 127mm high and weighs 585 grams. At its heart are four, 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a 92x100mm stack of dark nickel plated aluminum fins.


Date: Nov 13, 2011
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DeepCool IceWing 5 Pro Heatsink Review DeepCool IceWing 5 Pro Heatsink Review
The IceWing 5 Pro heatsink is compatible with Intel socket 775/1366 and AMD socket 939-to-AM3 processors. It features five 6mm diameter copper heatpipes, stands 131mm tall and weighs roughly 670 grams.


Date: Aug 26, 2009
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DeepCool Killer Whale Heatsink Review DeepCool Killer Whale Heatsink Review
DeepCool's Killer Whale heatsink is a top-down cooler built around two critical things. It has a hefty solid copper heat spreader (base) onto which six 6mm diameter heatpipes have been soldered, and a large and potentially very quiet 48mm thick 120mm PWM fan that spins at 1000-1800RPM.


Date: Aug 30, 2009
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DeepCool Killer Whale Premium Heatsink Review DeepCool Killer Whale Premium Heatsink Review
The large top-down heatsink has a jaw dropping weight of 1,225grams, or 1.225kg. That's a lot of weight to hang from a CPU socket, so it goes without saying that rear motherboard support brackets are mandatory!


Date: Sep 02, 2009
Model No.: Killer Whale Premium
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DeepCool Maelstrom 240 Liquid Cooling System Review DeepCool Maelstrom 240 Liquid Cooling System Review
DeepCool's Maelstrom 240 is a self contained CPU liquid cooling system consists of a dual fan, 240mm wide aluminum heat exchanger and combination pump head / skived copper waterblock. With Frostytech's synthetic thermal test platforms applying up to a 200W heat load, only we can accurately rank how the Maelstrom 240 liquid cooler stacks up


Date: Jan 04, 2016
DeepCool Neptwin Heatsink Review DeepCool Neptwin Heatsink Review
Like a tower heatsink on steroids, the Deepcool Neptwin heatsink incorporates two full-size aluminum cooling fin stacks, twin 120mm fans, six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a chunky 5mm thick copper heatspreader base plate - it's almost literally two heatsinks in one!


Date: Mar 27, 2013
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Dynatron A22 V-Shaped Skived Athlon64 Heatsink Review Dynatron A22 V-Shaped Skived Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The heatsink at first appears to be nothing more than a plain aluminum skived heatsink, but closer examination reveals a couple very effective innovations, not the least of which are the V-shaped fins.


Date: Nov 02, 2005
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Dynatron A41 (SK-V24) V-Shaped Skived Athlon64 Heatsink Review Dynatron A41 (SK-V24) V-Shaped Skived Athlon64 Heatsink Review
Designed properly, a skived aluminum heatsink can leave an extruded aluminum heatsink in the dust.


Date: Oct 31, 2005
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Dynatron DC1206BM-V Copper 1U P4 Heatsink Review Dynatron DC1206BM-V Copper 1U P4 Heatsink Review
The Dynatron DC1206BMV is made entirely from skived copper; it's low to the ground and cooled by a tiny 10mm thick fan so it can be used in 1U socket 478 Pentium 4 servers.


Date: May 15, 2002
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Dynatron DC1206BMY Copper Pentium4 Heatsink Review Dynatron DC1206BMY Copper Pentium4 Heatsink Review
The significance of skiving is that there is no interface to be concerned with between the fins and base like solder.


Date: Apr 20, 2003
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Dynatron DC1207BMW Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Dynatron DC1207BMW Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Dynatron have shown us in the past that they can innovate, and make rather cool heatsinks.


Date: Jul 03, 2002
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Dynatron DC1207BMX Copper Pentium4 Heatsink Review Dynatron DC1207BMX Copper Pentium4 Heatsink Review
The significance of this set up is that there is no thermal interface to be concerned with between the fins and baseplate.


Date: Apr 17, 2003
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Dynatron DC1U-B01 1U Copper Heatsink Review Dynatron DC1U-B01 1U Copper Heatsink Review
Has Dynatron figured out the secret to making the worlds best 1U socket A heatsink, or are we looking at something which just makes the grade?


Date: Apr 17, 2003
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Dynatron DC1U-B02 1U Copper Heatsink Review Dynatron DC1U-B02 1U Copper Heatsink Review
As there is generally no more than about 30mm of height for the entire cooling package, fans will obviously take up precious real estate. For Socket 478 Intel processors.


Date: Apr 20, 2003
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Dynatron DY1206BH-625 Copper Heatsink Review Dynatron DY1206BH-625 Copper Heatsink Review
Heatsinks with high speed fans and copper bodies are like fast cars with big engines.


Date: Mar 30, 2002
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Dynatron Evo-11 Heatsink Review Dynatron Evo-11 Heatsink Review
Dynatron's Evo-11 heatsink hopes to make its mark with a unique implementation of 6mm heatpipes. Two rows of heatpipes, four below and three above form the base of the Evo-11 heatsink. All the heatpipes are set into a pretty hefty nickel plated aluminum base block, formed from three separate slabs of metal soldered together.


Date: Dec 19, 2010
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Dynatron G199 1U Xeon Server Heatsink Review Dynatron G199 1U Xeon Server Heatsink Review
On the heatsink test bench today is a 1U server heatsink for Intel LGA1366 Xeon processors. I know what you're thinking, but the Dynatron G199 1U server heatsink is still on the market in this and other variations for current sockets.


Date: Jan 24, 2014
Dynatron G555 2U Xeon Server Heatsink Review Dynatron G555 2U Xeon Server Heatsink Review
The fan rotates at 5,5000RPM and moves upwards of 54CFM airflow at a very loud 67.8 dBA noise level. The 23x84x84mm PWM fan can slow to 1000RPM (8.4CFM) during low duty cycles and is rated to between 0.24mm-H2O to 5.6mm-H20 static pressure.


Date: Jan 26, 2014
Dynatron G556 2U Xeon Server Heatsink Review Dynatron G556 2U Xeon Server Heatsink Review
Dynatron's G556 2U server heatsink includes a pre-applied patch of thermal compound and four spring-tensioned Intel socket LGA1366 mounting screws. The captive mounting hardware is attached to the body of the heatsink, so the cooler need only be removed from its packaging before being installed. A phillips screw driver can be used to torque down the four mounting screws to firmly hold it in place.


Date: Jan 26, 2014
Dynatron G666 2U Xeon Server Heatsink Review Dynatron G666 2U Xeon Server Heatsink Review
The heatsink is built with a 60mm fan embedded at the front, directing airflow through a short stack of aluminum cooling fins which are connected to a copper base plate by three 6mm diameter heatpipes. The space before and after the heatpipes is filled with two narrow strips of skived copper fins for added cooling surface area.


Date: Jan 27, 2014
Dynatron Genius G950 Heatsink Review Dynatron Genius G950 Heatsink Review
The Dynatron Genius G950 does perform quite well on both thermal and noise-output fronts, particular with respect to Frostytech's 85W synthetic thermal tests.


Date: Apr 19, 2010
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Dynatron Model P Skived Copper Heatsink Review Dynatron Model P Skived Copper Heatsink Review
The Model P heatsink from Dynatron is a full copper skived heatsink with a very powerful, and very noisy Delta fan.


Date: Apr 30, 2002
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Dynatron Model S Socket 478 Heatsink Review Dynatron Model S Socket 478 Heatsink Review
The heatsink arrived at our test labs with a clear plastic protective cover and white thermal compound pre applied.


Date: Jan 21, 2002
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Dynatron Model-638 Copper Heatsink Review Dynatron Model-638 Copper Heatsink Review
If you haven't already heard of Dynatron then you really don't know your performance heatsinks very well.


Date: Oct 04, 2001
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Dynatron Model-L Microfin Heatsink Review Dynatron Model-L Microfin Heatsink Review
Needless to say, when we opened up the generic white box the DC1206BM-L comes in, we weren't expecting to be surprised in the way we were.


Date: Jul 31, 2001
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Dynatron Model-O Copper Microfin Heatsink Dynatron Model-O Copper Microfin Heatsink
With the Dynatron Model-O, both fins and base are made from one solid piece of copper.


Date: Aug 05, 2001
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Dynatron Model-R 1U Cu Microfin Heatsink Review Dynatron Model-R 1U Cu Microfin Heatsink Review
The market for 1U servers is increasing rapidly these days as data centers increasingly move away from the bulky 3U and 5U servers that were once the staple of websites.


Date: Aug 10, 2001
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EKL Alpenfohn Groß Clock'ner 2010 Edition Heatsink Review EKL Alpenfohn Groß Clock'ner 2010 Edition Heatsink Review
EKL AG is German thermal solutions company that mostly specializes in manufacturing OEM heatsinks for the European market. The company has been making in-roads into the enthusiast market with a collection of consumer CPU coolers released under its Alpenfohn sub-brand.


Date: Jan 15, 2011
Model No.: Alpenfohn Groß Clock'ner 2010 Edition
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EKL Alphenfohn GroB Clock ner Blue Edition Heatsink Review EKL Alphenfohn GroB Clock ner Blue Edition Heatsink Review
The EKL Alphenfohn GroB Clock ner Blue Edition heatsink is unique for a couple reasons...


Date: Oct 06, 2008
Model No.: Alphenfohn GroB Clock ner Blue Edition
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EKL Alphenfohn GroB Clock ner Heatsink Review EKL Alphenfohn GroB Clock ner Heatsink Review
The Alphenfohn GroB Clock ner heatsink on the test bench today is a heatpipe direct contact cooler - meaning the heatpipes are exposed at the base.


Date: Oct 02, 2008
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EKL V8 AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review EKL V8 AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review
As we examine the EKL V8 heatsink more closely it will be with the intent of determining just how well it handles the heat when low noise levels are maintained.


Date: Dec 18, 2005
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Enzotech Ultra-X Heatsink Review Enzotech Ultra-X Heatsink Review
We might as well get to the point in the first sentence of this review, the Enzotech Ultra-X performs really well on Intel and AMD processor platforms with its fan at full speed.


Date: Feb 18, 2007
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Eumax B605-01 Copper Heatsink Review Eumax B605-01 Copper Heatsink Review
The Eumax B605-01 is a full copper heatsink which has received a nice nickel plating for that shiny, "I'm gonna get you sucka!" look.


Date: Apr 29, 2003
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Eumax DW-45 Copper Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Eumax DW-45 Copper Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
However, just like adding a super fast fan to an everyday heatsink to improve cooling performance, making that same heatsink out of just copper is another shortcut.


Date: Jan 27, 2003
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Eumax EU01 Copper Heatsink Review Eumax EU01 Copper Heatsink Review
As the Eumax EU01 is composed of two separate sets of components - a copper base and many thin copper fins - the thermal interface between these two components is very important.


Date: Feb 05, 2003
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Evercool Buffalo HPFA-10025 AMD Heatsink Review Evercool Buffalo HPFA-10025 AMD Heatsink Review
Evercool's Buffalo HPFA-10025 heatsink is made from a simple mix of "U" shaped copper heatpipes and 60 stacked aluminum fins...


Date: Jun 24, 2007
Model No.: Buffalo HPFA-10025
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Evercool CUF-715 Copper AthlonXP Heatsink Review Evercool CUF-715 Copper AthlonXP Heatsink Review
This compact Socket A copper heatsink comes with all the features you'd expect from a mainstream cooler; copper base, copper fins, good sized fan, and even a fan guard.


Date: Feb 22, 2004
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Evercool CUW8-715 Copper Heatsink Review Evercool CUW8-715 Copper Heatsink Review
The choice becomes even more complicated when you have heatsink manufacturers adapting K7 cooler designs for the Pentium 4, or simply building P4 heatsinks to fit K7 requirements.


Date: Mar 09, 2004
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Evercool Forumula 2 VC-RHE Videocard Heatsink Review Evercool Forumula 2 VC-RHE Videocard Heatsink Review
The Evercool VC-RHE Formula 2 weighs in at 232 grams, stands 35mm above the GPU (it will occupy one additional PCI slot worth of space) and uses a single 80mm fan to quietly keep a broad range of mainstream videocards running cool.


Date: Apr 20, 2009
Model No.: Forumula 2 VC-RHE
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Evercool HPK-10025EA Intel Heatsink Review Evercool HPK-10025EA Intel Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech will be testing a low profile Intel socket 775/1366 heatsink that is ideal for 2U hight small formfactor PCs and media center microATX-style cases.


Date: Nov 07, 2009
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Evercool HPL-815 Low Profile Heatsink Review Evercool HPL-815 Low Profile Heatsink Review
HPL-815 is a low profile heatsink suited for use in 2U thick computer cases. It's equipped with a top mounted 80x80x15mm PWM fan that rotates at speeds of 4000-1000RPM, exhausting air downwards into a 23mm tall array of quilted aluminum fins.


Date: Jan 28, 2011
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Evercool K802-715CA Athlon64 Heatsink Review Evercool K802-715CA Athlon64 Heatsink Review
Consumers investigating this model from Evercool had best limit its application to lower model number socket 754/939 Athlon64/Sempron CPUs.


Date: Sep 15, 2005
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Evercool Magic Cooler MAG01CA Heatsink Review Evercool Magic Cooler MAG01CA Heatsink Review
Will its compact 70mm fan deliver enough airflow? Can its slim 4mm thick disk of copper set into the base really make any difference?


Date: Oct 29, 2005
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Evercool ND18-715 Heatsink Review Evercool ND18-715 Heatsink Review
This is not a silent heatsink, but it is fairly low on the noise levels which is always a welcome aspect.


Date: Oct 24, 2002
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Evercool ND19715CA Copper-Core Heatsink Review Evercool ND19715CA Copper-Core Heatsink Review
While the ND19715CA isn't a true silent heatsink since it measures in at over 40dB, it does manage to operate will low-to-moderate noise levels.


Date: Apr 29, 2003
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Evercool NP-301-WH Zodiac Aluminum Cooling Pad Overview Evercool NP-301-WH Zodiac Aluminum Cooling Pad Overview
A great many of those big 17" desktop replacement notebooks run hot, particularly legacy laptops with Intel Pentium 4 processors under the hood.


Date: Oct 19, 2008
Evercool NW11F Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Evercool NW11F Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
The Evercool NW11F-CLB825CA/LD2 is a socket 478 Pentium 4 heatsink based on a fairly standard design principle.


Date: Jun 05, 2005
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Evercool NW9F715CA Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Evercool NW9F715CA Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
The heatsink breaks with tradition and features an extruded aluminum heatsink with soldered-in copper base insert.


Date: Jun 22, 2003
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Evercool PT02-9232CP Bifurcated Fin Heatsink Evercool PT02-9232CP Bifurcated Fin Heatsink
Evercool's PT02-9232CP heatsink produces 63.3 dB noise unless there is PWM circuitry on the motherboard to rein it in.


Date: Nov 16, 2006
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Evercool SCPA Fan Controller and ECS Review Evercool SCPA Fan Controller and ECS Review
The Evercool SCP-A falls into that category with three dials surrounded by a changing colour fixture.


Date: Feb 16, 2004
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Evercool Transformer 3 Heatsink Review Evercool Transformer 3 Heatsink Review
Weighing in at 630 grams, Evercool's Transformer 3 heatsink is compatible with socket 775/1155/1156/1366 Intel CPUs and socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3 AMD processors. As with so many other heatsinks, the Evercool Transformer 3 features three exposed 6mm diameter heatpipes at the base.


Date: May 31, 2011
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Evercool Transformer 4 HPJ-12025 (2010 Ed.) Heatsink Review Evercool Transformer 4 HPJ-12025 (2010 Ed.) Heatsink Review
Though identical in appearance the Evercool Transformer 4 HPJ-12025 (2010 ed.) heatsink is actually a revised and updated version of the Transformer 4 HPJ-12025 cooler Frostytech tested in 2009. Chief among the differences is an up to date mounting bracket that accommodates the full range of Intel processors (socket 775/1155/1156/1366) in addition to the full gamut of AMD chips.


Date: Jan 31, 2011
Model No.: Transformer 4 HPJ-12025 (2010 Ed.)
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Evercool Transformer 4 HPJ-12025 Heatsink Review Evercool Transformer 4 HPJ-12025 Heatsink Review
On the test bench today is a new dual 120mm fan heatsink from Evercool called the Transformer 4 HPJ-12025. Its twin fans are arranged in a push-pull configuration and rotate at a leisurely 1000RPM.


Date: Oct 07, 2009
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Evercool Transformer 6 Heatsink Review Evercool Transformer 6 Heatsink Review
Evercool has built the Transformer 6 out of three individual aluminum cooling fin segments, toped by a glistening silver 120mm fan mounted on vibration absorbing rubber posts.


Date: Oct 14, 2008
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Evercool Venti HPQ-12025 Heatsink Review Evercool Venti HPQ-12025 Heatsink Review
Airflow is driven by a single 120mm PWM fan whose snow white 7-bladed impeller rotates at your basic 2200RPM to 800RPM. Noise output is moderate. Because computer enthusiasts tend to be picky bunch, Evercool have tossed in one extra set of wire fan clips.


Date: Apr 24, 2013
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Forcetake MARS RAM Cooler Review Forcetake MARS RAM Cooler Review
For anyone who believes that overheating memory is the root cause of system instability, Forcetake's Mars RAM Coolers may be just the trick.


Date: Sep 09, 2008
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Fortis Tech A102 Heatsink Review Fortis Tech A102 Heatsink Review
Fortis Tech have been making their name known this year with a line of copper/aluminum hybrid coolers packing high-RPM fans.


Date: Oct 18, 2001
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Fortis Tech A92 Heatsink Review Fortis Tech A92 Heatsink Review
Compared to the multitude of thin-fin copper coolers entering the marketplace a 0.5mm thick-fin aluminum/copper hybrid cooler looks surprisingly unique.


Date: Sep 30, 2001
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Fortis Tech A93 Copper Heatsink Review Fortis Tech A93 Copper Heatsink Review
The design of the Fortis Tech A93 is pretty simple with copper fins soldered to a punched out copper base.


Date: Dec 22, 2002
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Fortis Tech Monster 90 Heatsink Review Fortis Tech Monster 90 Heatsink Review
At the heart of no less than two outer rims of extruded aluminum, lies a copper core.


Date: Dec 19, 2002
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Fostering Better Heatsinks - Does Zalman really use Composite Heatpipes? Fostering Better Heatsinks - Does Zalman really use Composite Heatpipes?
Heatpipes are among THE most important components of a modern heatsink, but not all heatpipes are created equal. Different wick structures affect heatpipe performance and if your heatsink has cheap heatpipes, the rest of the heatsink suffers. The problem is consumers can't see what's inside, you simply have to trust what the manufacturer says is true...


Date: Oct 23, 2011
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Foxconn Generic Socket A Heatsink Review Foxconn Generic Socket A Heatsink Review
This isn't the best way of adding a copper heatspreader to an all aluminum extrusion heatsink, but it is one of the least expensive and simple ways to go about achieving that feature.


Date: Jun 21, 2003
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Frostytech ACPSink Frostytech ACPSink
The Frosty ACPSink is a one of a kind Athlon heatsink. It's made from an aluminum plate and sixty-odd sections of imbedded copper pipe.


Date: Sep 09, 2000
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Frostytech Cooling Fundamentals: Dusty Computers Frostytech Cooling Fundamentals: Dusty Computers
Chances are if you've had your computer for more than six months there is some level of dust inside. While dust under the couch may be bad to look at dust in the computer can cause problems.


Date: Oct 05, 2000
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Frostytech CopperPins Heatsink Frostytech CopperPins Heatsink
There is nothing like the sight of a solid copper heatsink atop ones' heavily overclocked CPU.... in fact is there anything comparable? We made one, then tested it.


Date: Jun 28, 2000
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FrostyTech GF4TEC Videocard TEC/Active Heatsink FrostyTech GF4TEC Videocard TEC/Active Heatsink
This is a custom thermoelectric cooled heatsink for the GeForce 4 videocard!!


Date: May 23, 2002
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Frostytech Glowy Videocard LED Panel Mod Frostytech Glowy Videocard LED Panel Mod
Sometimes we get the oddest ideas for mods, and while this isn't something we devote too much time too around here, the Glowy GeForce mod turned out kind of cool.


Date: Jun 21, 2002
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Frostytech Investigates: Surface Mapped Athlon Frostytech Investigates: Surface Mapped Athlon
We take an Athlon, crack it open, measure everything to 0.0001", then make a colourful diagram showing just how unflat the most important bit is. Interested? Read on.


Date: May 18, 2000
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Frostytech Makes the CopperSink Frostytech Makes the CopperSink
Ever wanted a fully copper heatsink for your overclocking rig? We've got the Frosty CopperSink... This is a beast to be sure, so read more to find out how to get one for yourself.


Date: May 09, 2000
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Frostytech: Cooling Fundamentals and Contact Resistance Frostytech: Cooling Fundamentals and Contact Resistance
is described as the temperature drop across the interface between a composite system.


Date: Jul 22, 2002
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Frostytech: Guide To Making a Glowy Fan Frostytech: Guide To Making a Glowy Fan
The ultimate modded component it may not be, but behind the grill of any case it's definitely one of the coolest.


Date: Oct 12, 2001
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Gelid Antarctica Heatsink Review Gelid Antarctica Heatsink Review
The Gelid Antarctica heatsink features a nice narrow footprint which measures 141x74mm with the 140mm fan installed. The slim profile should make the Antarctica cooler more compatible with a larger range of motherboards.


Date: Jan 01, 2016
Gelid Black Edition Heatsink Review Gelid Black Edition Heatsink Review
For adventurous computer enthusiasts seeking new and innovative heatsinks, Gelid's 'the Black Edition' heatsink offers pretty good cooling performance with a modest noise output at stock fan speeds.


Date: Jul 16, 2013
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Gelid GX-7 Stacked Heatpipe Heatsink Review Gelid GX-7 Stacked Heatpipe Heatsink Review
The GX-7 heatsink is constructed around seven 6mm diameter heatpipes, but the number of heatpipes isn't what caught our attention. What's unique about the GX-7 cooler are the two heatpipes stacked on top of the five primary heatpipes.


Date: Nov 16, 2011
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Gelid Solutions Silent Spirit Heatsink Review Gelid Solutions Silent Spirit Heatsink Review
Gelid's Silent Spirit heatsink makes use of four rubber vibration absorbing posts to hold a 100mm PWM fan in place, the fan itself varies in speed from 2400RPM to 900RPM.


Date: Dec 29, 2008
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Gelid Tranquillo Heatsink Review Gelid Tranquillo Heatsink Review
The Tranquillo is the second heatsink from Gelid Solutions, a Hong Kong based company born to a great extent from the ashes of the once mighty, now headphone hawking Arctic Cooling. Gelid has been continuing on in the silent cooling vein, with encouraging results.


Date: Apr 12, 2010
Model No.: Gelid Tranquillo
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Gigabyte 3D Rocket Cooler PCU22-SE Heatsink Review Gigabyte 3D Rocket Cooler PCU22-SE Heatsink Review
The Gigabyte PCU22-SE is configured to work on the socket 462/A AthlonXP, socket 478 & 775 Pentium 4, and socket 754/940/939 Athlon64 processors.


Date: Nov 22, 2004
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Gigabyte 3D Rocket Cooler-Pro PCU22-VG Heatsink Review Gigabyte 3D Rocket Cooler-Pro PCU22-VG Heatsink Review
The heatsink comes with a fan speed controller that allows you to dial in the speed (and noise) of the cooling fan to suit the situation.


Date: May 14, 2006
Model No.: 3D Rocket Cooler-Pro PCU22-VG
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Gigabyte 3D Rocket II Cooler GH-PCU23-VE Heatsink Review Gigabyte 3D Rocket II Cooler GH-PCU23-VE Heatsink Review
The Gigabyte 3D Rocket II GH-PCU23-VE heatsink FrostyTech is testing in this review can cool quietly when needed, and also ramps up for major heat loads.


Date: Oct 19, 2006
Model No.: 3D Rocket II GH-PCU23-VE
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Gigabyte 3DCooler-Pro PCU21-VG Heatsink Review Gigabyte 3DCooler-Pro PCU21-VG Heatsink Review
The 3DCooler-Pro is an an all-in-one aluminum and copper heatsink designed to support all processors currently available.


Date: Mar 02, 2004
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Gigabyte 3DCooler-Ultra PCU31-VH Heatsink Review Gigabyte 3DCooler-Ultra PCU31-VH Heatsink Review
Weighing in at 780 grams, the Gigabyte PCU31-VH 3DCooler-Ultra certainly lives up to its name, performing in the top percentile...


Date: Mar 26, 2004
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Gigabyte G-Power Pro GH-PDU21-MF Heatsink Review Gigabyte G-Power Pro GH-PDU21-MF Heatsink Review
The Gigabyte G-Power Pro heatsink is a radical design that works very well at medium to high fan speeds. The heatsink is designed to work on AMD Athlon64 socket 754/939/940, Intel Pentium 4 socket 775/478, and AMD K7 socket 462/A/370 processors.


Date: Dec 07, 2005
Model No.: G-Power Pro GH-PDU21-MF
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Gigabyte Neon Cooler 8-BL Athlon64 Heatsink Review Gigabyte Neon Cooler 8-BL Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The copper pad is set into a machined recess in the aluminum base and helps to transfer heat energy from an AMD Athlon64 processor's IHS to the surrounding heatsink more efficiently.


Date: Nov 06, 2005
Model No.: Neon Cooler 8-BL
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Gigabyte Volar GH-PSV21-FB Heatsink Review Gigabyte Volar GH-PSV21-FB Heatsink Review
Gigabyte's Volar heatsink has a 120mm smokey grey fan has rather large impeller blades that look as if they'll propel air into the cooling fins of its donut shape heatsink with quiet force.


Date: Jan 01, 2008
Model No.: Volar GH-PSV21-FB
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Glacialtech Alaska Heatsink Review Glacialtech Alaska Heatsink Review
A promising looking tower heatsink, the Glacialtech Alaska CPU cooler sets itself apart with the use of perforated aluminum cooling fins, a pseudo-honeycomb cross sectional fin geometry and six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes tightly packed behind an integral nickel-plated copper heatspreader.


Date: Dec 06, 2010
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Glacialtech F101 PWM Heatsink Review Glacialtech F101 PWM Heatsink Review
The Glacialtech F101 PWM heatsink is built around a simple concept; use the space over the motherboard chipset for extra cooling fins.


Date: Dec 31, 2009
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GlacialTech Igloo 2310 Heatsink Review GlacialTech Igloo 2310 Heatsink Review
A simple aluminum extrusion and fan are complimented by a sandblasted finish and pre-applied patch of silver-based thermal compound.


Date: Mar 24, 2002
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GlacialTech Igloo 2400 Heatsink Review GlacialTech Igloo 2400 Heatsink Review
GlacialTech manufacture inexpensive OEM class heatsinks of a fairly standard design, although they add a few things to make them stand out on the shelf.


Date: Aug 19, 2002
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GlacialTech Igloo 3300 Heatsink Review GlacialTech Igloo 3300 Heatsink Review
Conversely, the standard socket A versions need only be cut to size, and a space cut for the clip to sit in.


Date: Aug 20, 2002
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GlacialTech Igloo 4300 Heatsink Review GlacialTech Igloo 4300 Heatsink Review
As with other Glacialtech heatsinks, the Igloo 4300 uses fairly thin fins of varying height to dissipate the heat.


Date: Nov 27, 2002
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Glacialtech Igloo 5057 E Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5057 E Heatsink Review
The Glacialtech Igloo 5057 E is a socket 775 Intel heatsink for Pentium D, Core 2 Duo and Celeron processors. Owing to its all-aluminum construction, the Igloo 5057E is probably best used on sub-90W processors.


Date: Nov 01, 2007
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Glacialtech Igloo 5058 Light E Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5058 Light E Heatsink Review
This is a fairly compact socket 775 cooler, made just of extruded aluminum with an 80mm fan atop. The Glacialtech Igloo 5058 Light E is rated for 35W Celeron, 65W Core 2 Duo and 95W Core 2 Quad processors...


Date: Aug 25, 2008
Model No.: Igloo 5058 Light E
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Glacialtech Igloo 5062 Cu Light Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5062 Cu Light Heatsink Review
The real question of the day is whether a 28mm diameter copper slug at the bottom of this Glacialtech heatsink can actually improve it.


Date: Nov 01, 2007
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Glacialtech Igloo 5063 Cu Silent E Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5063 Cu Silent E Heatsink Review
This Intel socket 775 heatsink is made of extruded aluminum with a 28mm copper core at the center, the copper base has a pre-applied patch of Shin-Etsu thermal compound applied.


Date: Aug 29, 2008
Model No.: Igloo 5063 Cu Silent E
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Glacialtech Igloo 5063 Light E Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5063 Light E Heatsink Review
The Glacialtech Igloo 5063 Light E heatsink stands 67mm tall and comes with a fixed speed 80mm fan that rotates at a quiet 2600RPM.


Date: Aug 27, 2008
Model No.: Igloo 5063 Light E
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Glacialtech Igloo 5610 Plus Silent Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5610 Plus Silent Heatsink Review
The Igloo 5610 Plus Silent ships with two 92mm fans, each spinning at 1200RPM but arranged in a push-pull fashion. A pre-applied patch of shinetsu thermal compound on the base of the heatsink means it's ready to go.


Date: Dec 02, 2009
Model No.: Igloo 5610 Plus Silent
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Glacialtech Igloo 5610 PWM Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5610 PWM Heatsink Review
Glacialtech's Igloo 5610 PWM heatsink weighs just 373grams, and in Frostytech's real world tests ranges from 45.4 to 59.5 dBA in noise output. The heatsink stands 100mm tall, and ships with a pre-applied patch of thermal compound on its base.


Date: Dec 01, 2007
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Glacialtech Igloo 5610 Silent Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5610 Silent Heatsink Review
The Glacialtech Igloo 5610 Silent heatsink is identical the Igloo 5610 PWM model in all ways, except that the two coolers use different fans.


Date: Dec 03, 2007
Model No.: Igloo 5610 Silent
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Glacialtech Igloo 5620 PWM Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5620 PWM Heatsink Review
While the Igloo 5620 PWM heatsink ships with one 92mm fan capable of operating at 2300-800RPM, additional fan clips are supplied for a second user-supplied 92mm fan to be installed if desired. The base of the heatsink makes use of exposed heatpipes to leverage the rapid heat conduction qualities of these thermal devices.


Date: Feb 20, 2012
Glacialtech Igloo 5710 Plus Silent Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5710 Plus Silent Heatsink Review
Glacialtech's Igloo 5710 Plus Silent is an economical low noise heatsink for Intel socket 775/1366 and AMD socket 939/AM2/AM3 processors.


Date: Dec 20, 2009
Model No.: Igloo 5710 Plus Silent
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Glacialtech Igloo 5710 Silent Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5710 Silent Heatsink Review
Glacialtech's Igloo 5710 Silent heatsink is built to be a cost effective and low noise thermal solution for socket 775 Intel Core 2 Duo and AMD Athlon64 (socket 939/AM2) processors.


Date: Dec 04, 2007
Model No.: Igloo 5710 Silent
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Glacialtech Igloo 5750 PWM Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5750 PWM Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech is testing out Glacialtech's new Igloo 5750 PWM heatsink - a versatile CPU cooler with twin Pulse Width Modulation controlled 92mm fans.


Date: Dec 27, 2007
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Glacialtech Igloo 5750 Silent Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5750 Silent Heatsink Review
The idea is that one relatively low RPM fan is going to have a hard time maintaining a good volume of airflow through the heatsinks' fins, so the second helps draw the warmed air through and alleviate any loss in velocity.


Date: Dec 27, 2007
Model No.: Igloo 5750 Silent
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Glacialtech Igloo 5751 PWM Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5751 PWM Heatsink Review
The old cool had a matched set of 20mm thick 92mm fans running in balance with respect to airflow, the Igloo 5751 PWM Frostytech is testing today approaches things differently.


Date: Aug 16, 2010
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Glacialtech Igloo 5760 PWM Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5760 PWM Heatsink Review
Standing just 88mm tall, the Glacialtech Igloo 5760 PWM heatsink is relatively compact as modern CPU coolers go. Small through it may be, Glacialtech seem to have engineered it in just the right spots to manage the demanding peak thermal loads of top-end processors like the AMD Phenom II X4.


Date: Sep 06, 2010
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Glacialtech Igloo 5761 Silent Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 5761 Silent Heatsink Review
The Igloo 5761 Silent heatsink uses a familiar top-down-fan approach, with three 6mm diameter exposed base heatpipes conducting heat from the CPU to a small thin aluminum fin cooling stack. The cooling fins are topped off by a bright yellow 92x92x25mm PWM vaneaxial fan.


Date: Oct 19, 2012
Model No.: Igloo 5761 Silent
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Glacialtech Igloo 7222 Light Athlon64 Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 7222 Light Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The Glacialtech Igloo 7222 Light heatsink is ideal for energy efficient Socket AM2 AMD processors, or older socket 754/939/940 CPUs.


Date: Oct 27, 2007
Model No.: Igloo 7222 Light
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Glacialtech Igloo 7223 Light E Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 7223 Light E Heatsink Review
A funny thing happened to CPUs recently, some of them got a lot more power efficient and a lot cooler. A few AMD Athlon and Phenom processors are pushing out as little as 80W, others as little as 65W or even 45W!


Date: Sep 11, 2008
Model No.: Igloo 7223 Light E
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Glacialtech Igloo 7311 Silent Athlon64 Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 7311 Silent Athlon64 Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech will be examining the Glacialtech Igloo 7311 Silent AMD Athlon 64 heatsink.


Date: Oct 29, 2007
Model No.: Igloo 7311 Silent
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Glacialtech Igloo 7312 Silent E Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 7312 Silent E Heatsink Review
You can save a lot of money on the CPU heatsink if you know that a processor with a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of under 90W doesn't require a $80 heatsink.


Date: Sep 15, 2008
Model No.: Igloo 7312 Silent E
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Glacialtech Igloo 7321 Silent E Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo 7321 Silent E Heatsink Review
The Igloo 7321 Silent E is a moderately compact AMD K8 heatsink, made just of extruded aluminum and an 80mm fan. The Glacialtech Igloo 7321 Silent E is rated for a maximum load of 89W.


Date: Sep 13, 2008
Model No.: Igloo 7321 Silent E
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Glacialtech Igloo H46 Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo H46 Heatsink Review
On the test bench today is Glacialtech's Igloo H46 heatsink - a tower style exposed heatpipe base CPU cooler that marks one of the best efforts for this Taiwanese thermal solutions manufacturer to date. The heatsink cools very well on both Intel and AMD platforms, as you'll shortly see.


Date: Nov 11, 2011
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Glacialtech Igloo H58 Heatsink Review Glacialtech Igloo H58 Heatsink Review
Glacialtech's Igloo H58 heatsink is a tower style exposed heatpipe base CPU cooler that marks one of the best efforts by this Taiwan-based thermal solutions manufacturer.


Date: Jan 22, 2012
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Glacialtech Igloo Pad Series R15 Laptop Cooling Pad Review Glacialtech Igloo Pad Series R15 Laptop Cooling Pad Review
Laptop cooling pads are simple things, usually no more than an elevated surface on which to rest your notebook, with one or two quiet fans that direct a constant stream of cool air towards its base.


Date: Sep 27, 2012
Model No.: Igloo Pad Series R15
Glacialtech Siberia Heatsink Review Glacialtech Siberia Heatsink Review
The upper fan on the Glacialtech Siberia heatsink measures 140x140mm in size and rotates at 1400-800RPM, the lower 2x92mm fan operates at a fixed speed of 1300RPM. With both fans running at full speed the Siberia heatsink is moderately quiet.


Date: Dec 01, 2010
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GlacialTech UFO V51 Silent Heatsink Review GlacialTech UFO V51 Silent Heatsink Review
At it's core, Glacialtech have equipped the 136mm tall UFO V51 Silent heatsink with two 1600RPM fans surrounding a large aluminum fin array, and framed in by a plastic casing that acts like a shroud to duct air through it. The heatsink weighs 780grams and is compatible with both Intel socket 775, 1366 and the entire family of AMD socket 939/AM3 processors.


Date: May 20, 2009
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Globalwin CAK38 Copper Heatsink Globalwin CAK38 Copper Heatsink
Right now the Globalwin CAK38 is one of the top-tier copper socket A coolers available. It weighs in at 450g and comes with an almost unbeatable 6800 RPM Delta 60mm fan.


Date: May 13, 2001
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Globalwin CAK4-76T Copper Heatsink Review Globalwin CAK4-76T Copper Heatsink Review
When installed properly, the thermistor should be able to sense the temperature at the base of the heatsink and adjust fan RPM to compensate.


Date: Dec 22, 2002
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Globalwin CAK4-86 Copper Heatsink Review Globalwin CAK4-86 Copper Heatsink Review
True performance coolers are starting to fall by the wayside as consumers have gradually picked up the call to arms for quieter, low-noise cooling over raw fan power, and high decibels.


Date: Dec 22, 2002
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Globalwin CAK4-88T Copper Heatsink Review Globalwin CAK4-88T Copper Heatsink Review
Since the copper skive portion of the Globalwin CAK4-88T is just 70mm in size, Globalwin have added an 80mm-70mm fan adaptor.


Date: Jun 29, 2003
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Globalwin CDK38 Copper Heatsink Review Globalwin CDK38 Copper Heatsink Review
For its fins the Globalwin CDK38 uses sheets of 0.5mm thick copper which have been dip brazed/soldered to the base plate along their edges.


Date: Sep 02, 2002
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Globalwin CPS25603-16 Heatsink Review Globalwin CPS25603-16 Heatsink Review
Choosing an OEM class heatsink means you get an inexpensive heatsink with questionable performance characteristics.


Date: Apr 30, 2001
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Globalwin TAK68 Heatsink Review Globalwin TAK68 Heatsink Review
Thermal performance can be a bit tricky to peg down with this kind of heatsink.


Date: Sep 15, 2002
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Globalwin VA476 Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Globalwin VA476 Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Designed around a thick copper base, and lightweight set of nickel-plated aluminum fins, the VA476 certainly looks as though it has good breading.


Date: Aug 06, 2002
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GlobalWin WBK-38 Heatsink Review GlobalWin WBK-38 Heatsink Review
What better heatsink to top off the newly release 900Mhz Duron than the GlobalWin WBK-38?


Date: Apr 03, 2001
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Guide To Cheap Tweaking Supplies Guide To Cheap Tweaking Supplies
Ever wonder where the best stuff for overclocking can be found for next to nothing? We lay out the road map for where to get stuff cheap. Have a read and Save a few bucks!


Date: Jan 12, 2000
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Guide To Lapping your CPU Guide To Lapping your CPU
The new Copper-Top Celeron! No, just our test Celeron after we tweaked it a wee bit. The results of our tests surprised even us... but the outcome didn't ;-)


Date: Dec 30, 1999
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Guide To Making Thermistors Guide To Making Thermistors
Everyone wants to know exactly how hot their processor is running. Thermistors tell us this - but where do you get them? Is there an alternative to expensive retail prices... You bet!


Date: Jan 12, 2000
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Guide To Making Thermistors: Updated Guide To Making Thermistors: Updated
We've had some great responses to the "How to make a thermistor out of a laptop battery". It seems there is great interest, so lets' look at a couple of points in a little more detail.


Date: Feb 03, 2000
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Hanjung Grip100-S and Grip110-U2 Notebook Cooling Pads Review Hanjung Grip100-S and Grip110-U2 Notebook Cooling Pads Review
For desktop replacement laptops, a little extra cooling can do wonders to keep a notebooks' internal cooling fan from spinning up to vacuum cleaner noise levels constantly. It doesn't hurt that notebook cooling pads also angle a notebook somewhat towards you so it's easier to type on as well.


Date: Oct 24, 2011
Heatpipe Wick Structures Exposed: Sintered, Groove and Mesh Heatpipe Wick Structures Exposed: Sintered, Groove and Mesh
It's impossible to tell what type of wick a heatpipe uses in your favourite heatsink just by looking at it from the outside. The heatpipe would need to be cut open to find out the answer to that question....


Date: Nov 03, 2009
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How Manufacturers Test Heatsinks & Thermal Compound How Manufacturers Test Heatsinks & Thermal Compound
Have you ever wondered how a heatsink manufacturer tests its new heatsinks to ensure what you buy will do the job?


Date: Jan 02, 2006
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IBM Watson Analytics for Heatsink Test Data IBM Watson Analytics for Heatsink Test Data
I've been playing with IBM's Watson Analytics, running Frostytech's test data through the wee cloud to see what it can predict. Here are some of the results.


Date: Jun 10, 2015
Ibuypower IBP-Z001 Liquid Cooling System Review Ibuypower IBP-Z001 Liquid Cooling System Review
IbuyPower's IBP-Z001 self-contained liquid cooling system. The unit consists of a copper waterblock with integrated pump, a short length of 1/2-inch ID Norprene tubing and heat exchanger with 120mm PWM fan.


Date: Dec 04, 2008
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ID-Cooling SE-214X Heatsink Review ID-Cooling SE-214X Heatsink Review
By doing away with the heatsink heatspreader, inconsistencies in the solder bond between heatpipes and copper base plate are omitted. The exposed heatpipe base approach also lightens things up, the 160mm tall SE-214X weighs a modest 740grams. In addition to the copper heatpipes there is the aforementioned vertical aluminum rod going down through the center of the fins.


Date: Feb 05, 2015
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Intel FCLGA4-S Core 2 Extreme Reference Heatsink Review Intel FCLGA4-S Core 2 Extreme Reference Heatsink Review
Let's spend some quality time with Intel's newest 45nm Core 2 Extreme class reference cooler and find out if it's better than every heatsink ever made, or not.


Date: May 07, 2008
Model No.: FCLGA4-S reference heatsink
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Intel Stock 3.06GHz Copper/Aluminum Heatsink Review Intel Stock 3.06GHz Copper/Aluminum Heatsink Review
Assembled from one 9mm copper base and many thin aluminum fins, the process used is called swagging.


Date: Sep 08, 2003
Model No.: Stock 3.06GHz Intel
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Intel Stock Core 2 Duo E4xxx Radial Curved Bifurcated Fin Heatsink Intel Stock Core 2 Duo E4xxx Radial Curved Bifurcated Fin Heatsink
In this review Frostytech is evaluating the stock heatsink that accompanies the majority of Intel Core 2 Duo E4xxx series processors (specifically, the E4400 model).


Date: Nov 12, 2008
Model No.: E4xxx Series Stock Heatsink
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Intel Stock Core 2 Duo Radial Curved Bifurcated Fin Heatsink Review Intel Stock Core 2 Duo Radial Curved Bifurcated Fin Heatsink Review
The Intel RCBFH design is engineered to be cheap to produce, easy to install, and thermally efficient. This is the stock Core 2 Duo heatsink, and it is generally speaking a well designed mass-produced cooler.


Date: Jun 24, 2007
Model No.: stock Core 2 Duo heatsink
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Intel Stock Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Intel Stock Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Any heatsink that performs above the stock Intel heatsink is improving on the guidelines set forth for Pentium 4 heatsinks..


Date: Dec 12, 2001
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Intel Stock Pentium D Radial Curved non-Bifurcated Fin Heatsink Review Intel Stock Pentium D Radial Curved non-Bifurcated Fin Heatsink Review
Intel's own Radial Curved non-Bifurcated Fin Heatsink (RCBFH) reference solution is a fairly well designed cooler.


Date: Nov 11, 2006
Model No.: Reference Pentium D
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Jetart JAK801 Athlon64 Heatsink Review Jetart JAK801 Athlon64 Heatsink Review
It might be a little strange to be testing out a Socket 754 AMD Athlon64 heatsink, but there are plenty of single-channel DDR Socket 754 processors still out there...


Date: Oct 24, 2005
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Jetart JAKS29 Copper Heatsink Review Jetart JAKS29 Copper Heatsink Review
As if that weren't sufficient enough, after soldering the fins to the copper base the entire copper fin assembly has then been plated in copper!


Date: Dec 28, 2003
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Jetart JAP407A Copper Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Jetart JAP407A Copper Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
On the plus side, the JAP407A boasts a nice machined base, copper fins, and a good strong 25mm thick fan up top.


Date: Dec 19, 2003
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Jetart JAP416A Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Jetart JAP416A Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Surprisingly, the all aluminum Jetart JAP416A follows in the footsteps of the performance heatsinks and manages to offer very competitive thermal performance statistics indeed.


Date: Dec 19, 2003
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JMC 400074 Skyjet 70 Radial Fin Heatsink Review JMC 400074 Skyjet 70 Radial Fin Heatsink Review
From our standpoint the visual similarities between this radial heatsink and the obs of long ago are pretty superficial.


Date: Mar 31, 2003
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JMC 400094 Socket 478 Heatsink Review JMC 400094 Socket 478 Heatsink Review
The actual heatsink is composed of two parts; the first being the central fined extrusion, and the second being the base plate.


Date: Oct 14, 2002
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JMC 400124 Phoenix 60 Radial Fin P4 Heatsink JMC 400124 Phoenix 60 Radial Fin P4 Heatsink
Based on similar techniques which were used by Agilent Technologies for their Arcticooler heatsinks a while back, the JMC 400124 Phoenix 60 even carries the same logo.


Date: Apr 10, 2003
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JMC 401100 Phoenix 70 Radial Fin Heatsink Review JMC 401100 Phoenix 70 Radial Fin Heatsink Review
The original Agilent heatsink was made for socket 370 Pentium III processors, but this version is intended for use with socket 478 Pentium 4's.


Date: Mar 24, 2003
Model No.: Phoenix 70 401100
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JMC Arctic Blast 400023 Heatsink Review JMC Arctic Blast 400023 Heatsink Review
The Arctic Blast heatsink we are looking at today is rated for just an Athlon XP of up to 1.53GHz (PIII CuMine to 1.1GHz).


Date: Mar 24, 2002
Model No.: Arctic Blast 400023
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JMC Arctic Ice 400011 Heatsink Review JMC Arctic Ice 400011 Heatsink Review
JMC strike back in time with the Arctic Ice which is packaged with socket 423 mounting hardware.


Date: Apr 05, 2002
Model No.: Arctic Ice 400011
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Kingwin XT-1264 Heatsink Review Kingwin XT-1264 Heatsink Review
Kingwin's XT-1264 is the first tower-style heatsink to pass through the Frostytech test labs which incorporates asymmetrical U-shaped heatpipes. In other words the heatpipes are not even, rather one length of each vertical heatpipe is 30mm shorter than the opposite.


Date: Aug 13, 2009
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Kuthtec KTI2000 P4 Heatsink Review Kuthtec KTI2000 P4 Heatsink Review
Kuthtec have brought in a little extra innovation and added some bottom cooling fins and a venting cut to the side.


Date: Oct 24, 2002
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Kuthtec KTM2001 Honeycomb Copper Core Heatsink Rev Kuthtec KTM2001 Honeycomb Copper Core Heatsink Rev
So while the KTM2101 has 1mm spaced fins, all the cooling on this heatsink occurs within the 120 or so "multi wind tunnels."


Date: Nov 11, 2002
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Kuthtec KTM2101 CHAOS Copper Core Heatsink Review Kuthtec KTM2101 CHAOS Copper Core Heatsink Review
The swiss cheese appearance of the horizontally mounted cooling fins will give anyone cause for pause, but the central copper core should reassure you that this heatsink is built for one reason.


Date: Nov 11, 2002
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Kuthtec KTM3000 Copper Core Heatsink Review Kuthtec KTM3000 Copper Core Heatsink Review
Kuthtec use a larger copper center than most manufacturers, extending it the full 30mm height of the heatsink, 30mm.


Date: Nov 11, 2002
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Lasagna BGA cooler Lasagna BGA cooler
Lasagna coolers have been popping up on the finer BGA chipsets out there, too bad OEM's aren't taking notice. Any way, read our review and see if it right for you.


Date: Jun 16, 2000
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LS Cable SHS-T700 Heatsink Review LS Cable SHS-T700 Heatsink Review
The LS Cable SHS-T700 heatsink is compatible with socket 775 Intel Pentium 4/D, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad processors.


Date: Feb 18, 2007
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Mil-Spec Aerospace Fan on Scythe Orochi Heatsink - Big just got bigger! Mil-Spec Aerospace Fan on Scythe Orochi Heatsink - Big just got bigger!
In this article Frostytech is going to have some fun with the Orochi and conduct a little experiment with the help of one very powerful mil-spec IMC Magnetics fan.


Date: Mar 10, 2008
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Millennium Thermal Glaciator Copper Heatsink Millennium Thermal Glaciator Copper Heatsink
The Glaciator is an "Integrated Augmented Fan Heatsink". Constructed from a solid block of copper, the fin section of this heatsink is so finely constructed...


Date: Jul 08, 2001
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Molex 371660003 Silent Heatsink Review Molex 371660003 Silent Heatsink Review
Molex may be better known for their little plastic electrical connectors, but amongst all their other ventures they have in their inventory a silent heatsink.


Date: Jul 11, 2001
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Nanocomposite Thermal Compound Review Nanocomposite Thermal Compound Review
In this day and age, it isn't good enough to just have the fastest fan and biggest heatsink. Attention must be paid to the little things in life...


Date: Aug 27, 2001
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Neng Tyi K612 Cu/Al Heatsink Review Neng Tyi K612 Cu/Al Heatsink Review
In this review we take a look at a hybrid copper / aluminum cooler designed to handle AMD T-bird's and Coppermine processors.


Date: Feb 18, 2001
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Neng Tyi K614 Full-Copper Heatsink Review Neng Tyi K614 Full-Copper Heatsink Review
Long before the Thermalright SK6 made it onto the market, the all copper Neng Tyi K614 was there.


Date: Aug 03, 2001
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Neng Tyi KA06 Cu-Al Heatsink Review Neng Tyi KA06 Cu-Al Heatsink Review
An outer frame of thicker aluminum plate provides the means for the Nidec fan to be attached and keep the aluminum fins in place. The fins are formed in such a way that they are all interlocked.


Date: May 29, 2001
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Neng Tyi NW6700 Copper Socket 478 Heatsink Review Neng Tyi NW6700 Copper Socket 478 Heatsink Review
In terms of cooling hot chips copper is better than gold, literally.


Date: Apr 15, 2002
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Neng Tyi P365 Lil' Turbine Heatsink Review Neng Tyi P365 Lil' Turbine Heatsink Review
One good way to do that is to slap on a massive copper heatsink with a massive Nidec Beta SL fan. At this point the only thing cooler would be to turn off your machine...


Date: Feb 28, 2001
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Neng Tyi SN03 Copper Heatsink Review Neng Tyi SN03 Copper Heatsink Review
At a listed weight of 666 grams you have wonder if black magic wasn't involved in the creation of this devilishly heavy copper heatsink from Neng Tyi.


Date: May 15, 2001
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Neng Tyi SN05 Copper-Based Heatsink Review Neng Tyi SN05 Copper-Based Heatsink Review
Neng Tyi's SN05 heatsink is similar to their massive all-copper SN03 model except that it uses much lighter aluminum fins to reduce the overall weight.


Date: Aug 26, 2001
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Neng Tyi Subete Doda Review Neng Tyi Subete Doda Review
Neng Tyi may not be on the tip of most hard core cooling fanatics minds' but what it lacks in brand recognition it makes up for in power... solid copper power!


Date: Jan 31, 2001
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Neng Tyi XPC5000 Copper Heatsink Review Neng Tyi XPC5000 Copper Heatsink Review
With the full-copper XPC5000, NengTyi have made something rather eye catching.


Date: Apr 15, 2002
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NengTyi K609 Heatsink Review NengTyi K609 Heatsink Review
Armed with a Nidec fan, the K609 was better equipped than many other heatsinks of this class, but as time and thermal loads have moved on, so to has the performance potential of this heatsink.


Date: Mar 19, 2002
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NengTyi K613 Copper Heatsink Review NengTyi K613 Copper Heatsink Review
Built around a full copper body, the NengTyi K613 was once intended to cool down toasty Socket 370 Celeron processors.


Date: Jun 22, 2002
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NengTyi KA03 Copper Heatsink Review NengTyi KA03 Copper Heatsink Review
The copper fins have been bonded to the base of this heatsink with solder making for what should be a very efficient thermal interface.


Date: Jan 22, 2003
NengTyi P326 Copper Heatsink Review NengTyi P326 Copper Heatsink Review
Built on a thick copper base with aluminum fins, the NengTyi P326 may just have some life left in it for cooling...


Date: Sep 22, 2002
Nexus BeamAir 120mm Fan Airflow Straightener Overview Nexus BeamAir 120mm Fan Airflow Straightener Overview
In wind tunnels, stacks of thin aluminum honeycomb cells are used to straighten the airflow for aerodynamic experiments.


Date: Oct 16, 2008
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Nexus HOC-9000 Heatpipe On CPU Heatsink Review Nexus HOC-9000 Heatpipe On CPU Heatsink Review
Nexus'HOC-9000 heatsink, a medium height lower noise cooler for Intel socket 775 and AMD socket 754/939/940/AM2+ processors.


Date: Jul 22, 2008
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Nexus VCT-9000 Heatsink Review Nexus VCT-9000 Heatsink Review
Frostytech is not going to waste your time by leaving the most important information till the very end of this review - the Nexus VCT-9000 heatsink is an interesting looking thermal solution, but it fails completely in its execution. Nexus have manufactured the VCT-9000 heatsink poorly, resulting in uneven exposed heatpipes that may not contact the processor properly.


Date: Dec 13, 2010
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Noctua  NH-U12 Low Noise Heatsink Review Noctua NH-U12 Low Noise Heatsink Review
The large 155mm tall heatsink resembles a Soviet-era apartment block and optimized for use with large fans which can operate very quietly.


Date: Feb 27, 2006
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Noctua NH-C12P Heatsink Review Noctua NH-C12P Heatsink Review
Tower heatsinks may offer the best performance of any heatsink style, but many computer cases can't accommodate +140mm CPU cooler heights. 'Down exhaust' or 'impingment' heatsinks are so named because the fan blows downward.


Date: May 20, 2008
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Noctua NH-C14 Lower Noise Heatsink Review Noctua NH-C14 Lower Noise Heatsink Review
UPDATED with new support bracket details. The Noctua NH-C14 is a big heatsink for sure, but remarkably by orienting the fans and aluminum fin stack in a top-down direction, Noctua keep the heatsinks' height to just 130mm. That's a far cry more compact than your typical 160mm tall tower heatsink, but that hasn't made the NH-C14 into a slouch.


Date: Feb 07, 2011
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Noctua NH-D14 Lower Noise Heatsink Review Noctua NH-D14 Lower Noise Heatsink Review
Weighing in at 1240 grams, the 161mm tall, 140x156mm square Noctua NH-D14 processor heatsink is large no matter how you size it up. This heatsink currently ranks near the top of Frostytech's Top 5 Heatsinks chart, and since we're comparing it against nearly 280 heatsinks, that should tell you something.


Date: May 27, 2010
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Noctua NH-D15 Heatsink Review Noctua NH-D15 Heatsink Review
Weighing 1,320 grams with both fans installed, Noctua's NH-D15 heatsink is big. It stands 162mm tall and has a footprint of 151x161mm so prospective buyers will want to measure their case clearances first. It's six heat pipes are soldered to the nickel plated copper base plate and aluminum cooling fins; overall the fit and finish is top notch.


Date: Apr 29, 2014
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Noctua NH-D9L 3U Low Noise Heatsink Review Noctua NH-D9L 3U Low Noise Heatsink Review
The Noctua NH-D9L is a mid-sized heatsink suitable for use in 3U height computer chassis where low noise CPU cooling is desired. It's compact stature makes it ideal for 3U rack mounted computers in a recording studio, office environment or even book-sized miniITX cases.


Date: Aug 10, 2015
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Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Heatsink Review Noctua NH-L12 Low Profile Heatsink Review
The Noctua NH-L12 is a lower profile heatsink that stands 93mm tall and is a little over 130mm square.


Date: May 22, 2013
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Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile Heatsink Review Noctua NH-L9i Low Profile Heatsink Review
Noctua's low profile NH-L9i heatsink stands 36mm tall so it will fit into the smallest of small form factor chassis. The NH-L9i is designed to cool Intel socket LGA115x (1155/1156/1150) processors only, which is a departure from the one-size-fits-all approach we're used to.


Date: Nov 04, 2013
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Noctua NH-L9x65 Low Profile Heatsink Review Noctua NH-L9x65 Low Profile Heatsink Review
Noctua's low profile NH-L9x65 heatsink stands just 64mm tall and has a very compact footprint of only 95x95mm. The NH-L9x65 is designed to cool some fairly intensive Intel sockets, along with the full spectrum of AMD processors and APUs. Compact CPU coolers can be a little tricky to install, but Noctua long ago laid down the framework of an excellent motherboard mounting system,, so the NH-L9x65 is a breeze to work with.


Date: Apr 10, 2016
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Noctua NH-U12P Low Noise Heatsink Review Noctua NH-U12P Low Noise Heatsink Review
Noctua's NH-U12P heatsink in one of the few models to breakthrough the low noise handicap and actually perform like a high performance heatsink.


Date: Dec 02, 2007
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Noctua NH-U12S Heatsink Review Noctua NH-U12S Heatsink Review
The Noctua NH-U12S heatsink is built around five 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a 108mm tall aluminum fin stack. Where the heatsink interfaces with the processor, we find a beautifully machined nickel plated copper heat spreader.


Date: Jan 02, 2014
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Noctua NH-U14S Heatsink Review Noctua NH-U14S Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech will be testing out Noctua's NH-U14S heatsink, a 170mm tall thermal solution built around six 6mm diameter heatpipes and featuring one 140x150mm fan called the NF-A15 PWM. The Noctua-branded NF-A15 fan features all kinds of fancy attributes designed to decrease noise, increase airflow, lengthen bearing life...


Date: Dec 02, 2013
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Noctua NH-U9 Low Noise Heatsink Review Noctua NH-U9 Low Noise Heatsink Review
The 38 nickel-plated aluminum cooling fins are connected by four copper heat pipes to a copper base plate that pushes the overall weight to 570grams.


Date: Feb 28, 2006
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Noctua NH-U9B Low Noise Heatsink Review Noctua NH-U9B Low Noise Heatsink Review
This time around, Noctua nickel plate all copper surfaces and bundle in the super quiet NF-B9 fan - and it's not your average vaneaxial fan either.


Date: Apr 28, 2008
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Noctua NH-U9S Compact Lower Noise Heatsink Review Noctua NH-U9S Compact Lower Noise Heatsink Review
The NH-U9S heatsink stands 125mm tall and has a square footprint of 95x95mm. Weighing 618grams, the heatsink is built around five 6mm diameter heatpipes which are soldered to the aluminum cooling fins and copper base plate in typical Noctua fashion.


Date: Mar 02, 2015
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NoiseControl Silverado Heatsink Review NoiseControl Silverado Heatsink Review
Tomshardware brought a lot of attention to the Noisecontrol Silverado when they originally reviewed it.


Date: May 30, 2002
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nPowertek NPH 775-1 Socket 775 Heatsink Review nPowertek NPH 775-1 Socket 775 Heatsink Review
The NPH 775-1 heatsink weighs in at 615 grams, making it a pretty heavy candidate for Intel LGA775 processor cooling.


Date: Nov 16, 2006
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nPowerTek NPH SF775-2 Radial Fin Socket 775 Heatsink Review nPowerTek NPH SF775-2 Radial Fin Socket 775 Heatsink Review
The nPowertek SF 775-2 heatsink features a body made of copper fins which have been wrapped around a central copper slug.


Date: Dec 13, 2006
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nPowertek NPH-1000 Heatsink Review nPowertek NPH-1000 Heatsink Review
nPowertek's NPH-1000 heatsink is a predominantly copper heatsink with an aluminum base, four heatpipes and a 95mm fan. The heatsink is compatible with AMD Athlon64 socket 754/939/940 & AM2 sockets, and Intel Core 2 Duo.


Date: Jul 04, 2007
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nPowerTek NPH-1366-115HC Heatsink Review nPowerTek NPH-1366-115HC Heatsink Review
At the center of the NPH-1366-115HC heatsink is nPowertek's proprietory copper heat column - essentially a 33mm diameter copper heatpipe. The inner walls and base of the heat column are covered by a sintered metal wick and the contents under vacuum with a small amount of working fluid.


Date: Feb 03, 2014
nPowerTek NPH-1366-140HC Heatsink Review nPowerTek NPH-1366-140HC Heatsink Review
The nPowerTek NPH-1366-140HC heatsink is intended for socket LGA1366 Intel processors up to 130W TDP, but in this review Frostytech is going to stress it with a 200W heat load and see how it stacks up.


Date: Jan 30, 2014
nPowerTek NPH-775-115HC Heatsink Review nPowerTek NPH-775-115HC Heatsink Review
Weighing in at 750grams and standing 115mm tall, the NPH-775-115HC heatsink comes equipped with a single 92mm PWM fan that operates at 3000RPM.


Date: Feb 03, 2009
nPowerTek NPH-775-140HC Heatsink Review nPowerTek NPH-775-140HC Heatsink Review
The Thermal Transtech International Corp. (TTIC) nPowerTek NPH-775-140HC heatsink is a deceptively simple combination of copper heat column and aluminum fins.


Date: Sep 08, 2008
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nPowertek TTIC NPH K8-1 Heatsink Review nPowertek TTIC NPH K8-1 Heatsink Review
NPH K8-1 Socket 939 heatsink looks deceptively simple at first glance; but at the heart of this socket 754/939/940 Athlon64 heatsink is a huge copper cylinder.


Date: May 17, 2006
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nPowerTek TTIC NPH-1 Heatpipe Heatsink Review nPowerTek TTIC NPH-1 Heatpipe Heatsink Review
The heatsink looks fairly unremarkable from the outside, but at the center sits a 25mm diameter copper heatpipe which gives the NPH-1 some really serious kick.


Date: Sep 15, 2003
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nPowerTek TTIC NPH-101 Pentium4 Heatsink Review nPowerTek TTIC NPH-101 Pentium4 Heatsink Review
The large heat column stands 100mm tall, and comes in direct contact with the processor core. The hollow copper heat column works because of a chemically coated interior surface.


Date: Aug 08, 2004
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nPowerTek TTIC NPH-2 Heatpipe Heatsink Review nPowerTek TTIC NPH-2 Heatpipe Heatsink Review
The first Thermal Transtech International Corp. heatsink we tested performed quiet admirably, and so it is with high expectations that we look upon the Socket A NPH-2 model


Date: Dec 25, 2003
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nPowerTek TTIC NPH-201 Socket A Heatsink Review nPowerTek TTIC NPH-201 Socket A Heatsink Review
This column, 25mm in diameter and made from a hollow copper cylinder, has a chemical coating on the inside that works to the same effect as a wick in a traditional heatpipe...


Date: Aug 30, 2004
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nPowerTek TTIC NPH-K8 Big Heatsink Review nPowerTek TTIC NPH-K8 Big Heatsink Review
The 148mm tall copper heat column absorbs heat from the processor core, transferring it up through the center of approximately 45 thick gauge aluminum cooling fins of 125 x 77mm in size.


Date: Jan 21, 2007
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NZXT Havik 120 Heatsink Review NZXT Havik 120 Heatsink Review
The NZXT Havik 120 heatsink ships with two 120mm FZ fans that attach to either side of the heatsink fin tower. Users can get by with only one fan if they so desire, but as the impeller speed is 1500RPM it's best to use both fans.


Date: Apr 18, 2012
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NZXT Havik 140 Heatsink Review NZXT Havik 140 Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech is testing out the NZXT Havik 140 heatsink, a tower style CPU cooler designed for Intel socket 1366/1156/1155/775 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/AM3+/FM1 processors. The Havik 140 cooler performs pretty well as you'll shortly see.


Date: Oct 19, 2011
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NZXT Kraken X40 Liquid Cooler Review NZXT Kraken X40 Liquid Cooler Review
UPDATED! The NZXT Kraken X40 is a small self contained CPU liquid cooling system based on the exceptionally popular Asetek platform. As with most all-in-one liquid coolers, the Kraken X40 is differentiated from its sister model - the Kraken X60 - by its thinner 140mm-sized aluminum heat exchanger.


Date: Dec 29, 2013
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NZXT Kraken X60 Liquid Cooling System Review NZXT Kraken X60 Liquid Cooling System Review
On the test bench today we have NZXT's Kraken X60, a large all-in-one CPU watercooling solution that's built around a substantial 312x140mm aluminum heat exchanger which supports two, 140mm fans placed side-by-side. The increased surface area of such a large heat exchanger may quickly shed heat to the surrounding environment.


Date: Dec 31, 2013
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NZXT Respire T20 Heatsink Review NZXT Respire T20 Heatsink Review
On the dock today is NZXT's Respire T20 heatsink. The Respire T20 stands 160mm tall, putting it in the class of full tower CPU coolers. At the heart of this 510 gram heatsink are three heatpipes; two 6mm diameter and one 8mm diameter, all exposed at the base for efficient heat conduction.


Date: Jan 01, 2013
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NZXT Respire T40 Heatsink Review NZXT Respire T40 Heatsink Review
Driving air through the Respire T40 heatsink is a 120mm fan that rotates at 1800-1300RPM and moves upwards of 68CFM at full speed.


Date: Jan 08, 2013
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OCZ Dominator 2 Heatsink Review OCZ Dominator 2 Heatsink Review
First there was Dominator and now there is Dominator 2!


Date: Oct 24, 2001
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OCZ Dominator Microfin Heatsink Review OCZ Dominator Microfin Heatsink Review
Microfin or Skived heatsinks are some of the newest and best performing heatsink technologies on the cooling marketplace.


Date: Oct 01, 2001
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OCZ Gladiator II Copper Skive Heatsink Review OCZ Gladiator II Copper Skive Heatsink Review
In any case, the Gladiator II is made by the latter and sold by the former for a pretty inexpensive price all things considered.


Date: Jun 01, 2003
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OCZ Gladiator MAX Heatsink Review OCZ Gladiator MAX Heatsink Review
OCZ's Gladiator Max heatsink is an extension of the Vendetta 2 model, except that it now utilizes four large diameter copper heatpipes and a somewhat different aluminum fin geometry.


Date: Sep 30, 2008
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OCZ Goliath Copper Heatsink Review OCZ Goliath Copper Heatsink Review
Both sets of fans are highspeed and 32mm thick so you can be sure that noise will a guaranteed factor in our decision.


Date: Dec 19, 2001
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OCZ Tempest Heatsink Review OCZ Tempest Heatsink Review
After a long absence from all things heatsink related, OCZ is back in the game with a compact little multi-socket heatsink called the Tempest. The design relies heavily on copper components...


Date: Jul 27, 2006
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OCZ Vendetta 2 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review OCZ Vendetta 2 Exposed Heatpipe Base Heatsink Review
The Vendetta 2 heatsink is decked out for stealth in a couple different ways; for starters the fan is held in place with vibration absorbing rubber fan posts. It also features three large copper heatpipes that make direct contact with the CPU.


Date: May 13, 2008
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OCZ Vendetta Exposed Heatpipe-Base Heatsink Review OCZ Vendetta Exposed Heatpipe-Base Heatsink Review
Instead of soldering on a bulky copper base plate, the Vendetta heatsink takes advantage of the superior heat conducting capabilities of heat pipes to efficiently move heat from the processor


Date: Dec 30, 2007
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Overclocking with Frostytech CuPins Heatsink Overclocking with Frostytech CuPins Heatsink
For those without the guts to make their own heatsinks, here are all the overclocking results with the Frosty CuPins Heatsink.. impressive..


Date: Jun 28, 2000
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Overclocking with the CopperSink Overclocking with the CopperSink
Testing is done on the Overclocking with our Frosty CopperSink. We made it, it's solid copper. So what! Does it do the job? H'mmm, I think I'll let you be the judge.


Date: May 17, 2000
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Overclocking with the Frostytech ACPSink Overclocking with the Frostytech ACPSink
It's one of a kind design was as of yet unproven, so the time to prove it had arrived. In moments we would bolt the ACPsink onto a 550 Mhz Athlon to see if all the hard work had not been in vain.


Date: Sep 09, 2000
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Phanteks PH-TC12LS Low Profile Heatsink Review Phanteks PH-TC12LS Low Profile Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech is testing the Phanteks PH-TC12LS heatsink, a top-down low profile heatsink that stands 74mm tall and weighs in at 500grams. The PH-TC12LS has a footprint about the size of the 120mm PWM fan that rests atop its black-painted aluminum fins.


Date: Apr 15, 2015
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Phanteks PH-TC14PE Heatsink Review Phanteks PH-TC14PE Heatsink Review
On Frostytech's test bench today is a rather large heatsink from Phanteks called the PH-TC14PE.


Date: May 29, 2012
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Phanteks PH-TC14PE Orange Heatsink Review Phanteks PH-TC14PE Orange Heatsink Review
The fans that ship with the Phanteks PH-TC14PE (orange) are 140mm in diameter and use a nine-bladed impeller with three small notches and vertical winglets on each blade. The manufacturer describes the bearings thusly; 'updraft floating balance bearing'. Translation = sleeve bearing.


Date: May 29, 2012
Model No.: PH-TC14PE Orange
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Phanteks PH-TC14PE Red Heatsink Review Phanteks PH-TC14PE Red Heatsink Review
Phanteks' PH-TC14PE (red) heatsink is compatible with Intel socket 775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1 processors.


Date: May 30, 2012
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Phanteks PH-TC14PE White Heatsink Review Phanteks PH-TC14PE White Heatsink Review
The Phanteks PH-TC14PE's five, 8mm diameter copper heatpipes fan out from a thick nickel-plated copper base plate into two 115mm tall anodized aluminum cooling towers.


Date: May 31, 2012
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Phanteks PH-TC14S Slim Tower Heatsink Review Phanteks PH-TC14S Slim Tower Heatsink Review
The whole premise behind the slim-tower Phanteks PH-TC14S heatsink is not overhanging memory slots - if you've built an Intel X99 based computer recently, you're undoubtedly aware that the memory slots straddle either side of the LGA2011-3 CPU socket with a little less than 20mm to spare.


Date: Apr 12, 2015
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Prolimatech Megahalems Heatsink Review Prolimatech Megahalems Heatsink Review
Frostytech won't string you along; the Prolimatech Megahalems heatsink is indeed one of the very best performing CPU coolers we've ever tested.


Date: Jan 02, 2010
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Raijintek Aidos Heatsink Review Raijintek Aidos Heatsink Review
On the test bench today is Raijintek's Aidos heatsink, a sub-compact tower cooler that stands just 137mm tall. The Aidos heatsink positions itself as an ideal CPU cooler for height limited computer cases or sub-95W TDP processors that really don't require big and heavy thermal solutions to get the job done.


Date: Oct 02, 2013
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Raijintek Ereboss Heatsink Review Raijintek Ereboss Heatsink Review
Hyperbole aside, the Raijintek Ereboss heatsink is built around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes which weave their way up from a nickel-plated copper base plate to a voluminous aluminum fin stack measuring 105mm tall and 112x140mm wide.


Date: Oct 15, 2013
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Raijintek Pallas Low Profile Heatsink Review Raijintek Pallas Low Profile Heatsink Review
Standing just 69mm tall, the Raijintek Pallas CPU cooler is probably the largest low profile heatsink Frostytech as tested in recent memory.


Date: Apr 16, 2014
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Raijintek Themis Heatsink Review Raijintek Themis Heatsink Review
'Themis', as you're no doubt are already aware from your days in school, is the Greek goddess of "devine law." If you skipped school, you may have already met Themis in person... in a court room. Themis is the bronze lass holding the sword behind her back...


Date: Oct 02, 2013
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Raijintek Tisis Dual-Tower Heatsink Review Raijintek Tisis Dual-Tower Heatsink Review
The Raijintek Tisis is a massive dual tower CPU cooler with twin fans, five big heatpipes and a kick-ass-and-take-names kind of look to it. The Tisis is a big boxy heatsink that stands upwards of 168mm tall, weighs 1050grams and ships with two lower RPM 140x150mm PWM fans that spin at 1000-600RPM.


Date: Dec 29, 2014
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Reeven Hans RC-1205 Heatsink Review Reeven Hans RC-1205 Heatsink Review
The Reeven Hans RC-1205 heatsink weighs in at 710 grams and accommodates the full range of Intel processors (socket LGA2011-3/2011/1366/115x/775) and AMD CPUs (socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2).


Date: Dec 25, 2014
Reeven Justice RC-1204 Heatsink Review Reeven Justice RC-1204 Heatsink Review
The 120mm PWM fan supplied with the Justice RC-1204 heatsink spins at 1500-300RPM and connects via a 4-pin PWM motherboard header. Six 6mm diameter heatpipes connect the 114mm tall aluminum fin stack to the base below.


Date: Dec 28, 2014
Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 Heatsink Review Reeven Okeanos RC-1402 Heatsink Review
At first glance you probably won't notice that Reeven's Okeanos RC-1402 heatsink uses two slightly different fans - a 120mm vaneaxial fan on the front and a 140mm fan in between the two aluminum fin stacks.


Date: Dec 29, 2014
Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 Heatsink Review Reeven Ouranos RC-1401 Heatsink Review
What's particularly interesting about the Reeven Ouranos heatsink is not the number of heatpipes or the fact that it's yet another 'tower heatsink'... but that Reeven's thermal engineers have decided to use a combination of 8mm and 6mm diameter heatpipes in concert.


Date: Dec 28, 2014
Rosewill RCX-Z1 Heatsink Review Rosewill RCX-Z1 Heatsink Review
Rosewill ship the RCX-Z1 with a patch of pre-applied thermal compound and a PCI bracket fan speed controller. The 92mm spins at between 1700-310RPM, which generates as much as 54 dBA, according to our real world sound measurements.


Date: Feb 26, 2007
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Rosewill RCX-Z2 Heatsink Review Rosewill RCX-Z2 Heatsink Review
When the Rosewill RCX-Z2 heatsink is used with a motherboard that does not support PWM, the fan rotates at full speed. At full tilt (3400RPM) the heatsink produces 59 dBA noise.


Date: Feb 25, 2007
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Rosewill RCX-Z2-EX Heatsink Review Rosewill RCX-Z2-EX Heatsink Review
The Rosewill RCX-Z2-EX is pegged as a low noise heatsink, and with its PWM fan able to scale between 800-2400RPM this is quite an asset.


Date: Feb 26, 2007
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Sandia Cooler: Air Bearing Heatsink Prototype - 2014 Update! Sandia Cooler: Air Bearing Heatsink Prototype - 2014 Update!
Unlike traditional CPU coolers, heat energy in the Sandia Cooler is conducted across a very thin air gap bearing from the stationary base of the cooler to the upper rotating aluminum fin/fan component.


Date: Mar 26, 2014
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Scythe Andy Samurai Master Heatsink Review Scythe Andy Samurai Master Heatsink Review
Design wise, the Andy Samurai Master heatsink weighs in at 685grams and comes packing no less than six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a 120mm 1200RPM fan.


Date: Dec 29, 2007
Model No.: Andy Samurai Master
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Scythe Ashura SCASR-1000 Heatsink Review Scythe Ashura SCASR-1000 Heatsink Review
On the review bench today we have Scythe's Ashura heatsink; this is a fairly standard tower cooler equipped with a 140mm fan. The Ashura cooler stands 162mm tall, making it suitable for full tower cases where AIO liquid coolers are often too bulky.


Date: Apr 06, 2015
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Scythe Ashura Shadow Heatsink Review Scythe Ashura Shadow Heatsink Review
The Scythe Ashura Shadow is a dark nickel plated version of the vanilla Ashura heatsink Scythe also has on the market. Structurally, there's no difference between the two coolers, aside from the cosmetic metal coating. The Ashura Shadow heatsink stands 162mm tall and has a footprint of 145x89mm so it should fit most motherboards without memory slot interference.


Date: Feb 17, 2014
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Scythe Big Shuriken SCBSK-1000 Heatsink Review Scythe Big Shuriken SCBSK-1000 Heatsink Review
The Scythe Big Shuriken is actually a really small heatsink, well not so much tiny as low profile. From the CPU to the top of the fan, the Big Shuriken measures a scant 57mm tall. That's not a whole lot of space to cram in a heatsink, but somehow Scythe have packed in four 6mm diameter heatpipes, 60 or 70 razor thin aluminum fins and a 120mm fan.


Date: Aug 23, 2009
Model No.: Big Shuriken SCBSK-1000
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Scythe Fuma SCFM-1000 Heatsink Scythe Fuma SCFM-1000 Heatsink
The 920gram Scythe Fuma heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and a pair of aluminum fin stacks that measure 104x130x37mm (HxWxD) in size. The heatpipes are liberally soldered to a chunky nickel plated copper base plate, this plate helps to more evenly conduct heat away from hot-spot ridden multi-core CPUs.


Date: Apr 04, 2016
Scythe Grand Kama Cross SCKC-2000 Heatsink Review Scythe Grand Kama Cross SCKC-2000 Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech is testing Scythe's Grand Kama Cross heatsink, the supped-up successor to the Kama Cross. This time around Scythe have sized it up by selecting a 140mm PWM fan.


Date: Mar 05, 2010
Model No.: Grand Kama Cross SCKC-2000
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Scythe Infinity SCINF-1000 Heatsink Review Scythe Infinity SCINF-1000 Heatsink Review
At least we would assume all that is accurate after testing the Scythe Infinity heatsink... The Infinity is a big heatsink for sure; it stands 155mm tall, 125mm wide and about 114mm deep with its 120mm 1200RPM fan. The scale tips at 960 grams, or just short of a kilogram.


Date: Dec 14, 2007
Model No.: Infinity SCINF-1000
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Scythe Kama Angle Heatsink Review Scythe Kama Angle Heatsink Review
Traditional parallel fin-to-fan relationships are thrown out the window and what we're left with is a chevron-shaped aluminum fin tower with the fan set at 45 degrees to the leading edge.


Date: Apr 27, 2009
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Scythe Kama Cross SCKC-1000 Heatsink Review Scythe Kama Cross SCKC-1000 Heatsink Review
Scythe's Kama Cross heatsink is compatible with socket 754/939/940/AM2 AMD Athlon64 and socket 478/775 Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad processors.


Date: Jul 02, 2007
Model No.: Kama Cross SCKC-1000
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Scythe Kamakaze AthlonXP / Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Scythe Kamakaze AthlonXP / Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
The Scythe Kamakaze configured for Socket A processors, but with the turn of a few screws it can just as easily be set up for an Intel system.


Date: Dec 27, 2003
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Scythe Katana II SCKTN-2000 Heatsink Review Scythe Katana II SCKTN-2000 Heatsink Review
The Scythe Katana II heatsink boasts four rather unique technologies to its name; OFCS, VFMS, wide range RPM, and four way mounting.


Date: Jun 18, 2007
Model No.: Katana II SCKTN-2000
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Scythe Kozuti SCKZT-1000 1.5U Low Profile Heatsink Review Scythe Kozuti SCKZT-1000 1.5U Low Profile Heatsink Review
The Scythe Kozuti SCKZT-1000 is a really compact low profile heatsink that conforms to the 1.5U standard and measures just 40mm from tip to toe! That's not a lot of space in which to cram a heatsink capable of handling 150W heat loads... but Scythe manage it.


Date: Nov 09, 2011
Model No.: Kozuti SCKZT-1000
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Scythe Mine Rev.B SCMN-1100 Heatsink Review Scythe Mine Rev.B SCMN-1100 Heatsink Review
The Scythe Mine Rev.B is a funny looking cooler, with a 100mm fan at the center and two separate columns of aluminum cooling fins on either side.


Date: Jun 18, 2007
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Scythe Mugen 4 Heatsink Review Scythe Mugen 4 Heatsink Review
The Scythe Mugen 4 heatsink weighs 625grams and stands 157mm tall. The heatsink is built around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes and has a footprint of 130x112mm. A 120mm PWM fan ships with the Mugen 4 heatsink, it rotates at 1400-600RPM and produces upwards of 41.9d dBA.


Date: Jan 02, 2014
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Scythe Mugen Max SCMGD-1000 Heatsink Review Scythe Mugen Max SCMGD-1000 Heatsink Review
Scythe's Mugen Max heatsink weighs 870grams and stands 166mm tall. The heatsink is constructed around six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes which are soldered to a 2mm thick nickel plated copper base plate. The heatpipes are swaged into a 113x145x84mm aluminum fin stack which is roughly broken up into four nearly-separate cooling towers.


Date: Apr 20, 2015
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Scythe Mugen SCINF-1000 Heatsink Review Scythe Mugen SCINF-1000 Heatsink Review
The Scythe Mugen and Infinity heatsinks are identical, except for a slightly more powerful fan on the former. The Scythe Mugen is no different, it just runs a little cooler still, and louder.


Date: Dec 12, 2007
Model No.: Mugen SCINF-1000
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Scythe NCU-2000 Pentium4 Heatsink Review Scythe NCU-2000 Pentium4 Heatsink Review
It functions by making use of the air currents that exist within a computer case to keep itself, and the processor cool.


Date: Sep 13, 2004
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Scythe Ninja 4 SCNH-4000 Heatsink Review Scythe Ninja 4 SCNH-4000 Heatsink Review
While Scythe doesn't overtly market its heatsinks as "silent" coolers, the company has typically produced coolers which meet the quiet esthetic.


Date: Feb 08, 2016
Scythe Ninja Mini SCMNJ-1000 Heatsink Review Scythe Ninja Mini SCMNJ-1000 Heatsink Review
The Scythe Ninja Mini SCMNJ-1000 is a compact lower-noise heatsink ideally suited to compact PC chassis. These diminutive PCs have until now not had much in the way to choose from for reduced noise CPU cooling.


Date: Dec 10, 2007
Model No.: Ninja Mini SCMNJ-1000
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Scythe Orochi SCORC-1000 Low Noise Heatsink Review Scythe Orochi SCORC-1000 Low Noise Heatsink Review
Scythe made the Orochi heatsink large for a reason, so that it can be paired with a slowly rotating ultra quiet fan to gently move air through the massive heatsinks' fins.


Date: Dec 19, 2008
Model No.: Orochi SCORC-1000
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Scythe Samurai SCSM-1000 Heatsink Review Scythe Samurai SCSM-1000 Heatsink Review
With this much copper above the CPU, it's easy to make quick assumptions about the Samurai's thermal capabilities that could be far from accurate.


Date: May 16, 2006
Model No.: Samurai SCSM-1000
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Scythe SCKK-1000 Kama Cooler Heatsink Review Scythe SCKK-1000 Kama Cooler Heatsink Review
The word 'Kama' means scythe in Japanese, and with that we can only assume that the Scythe SCKK1000 is supposed to take a "slice out of heat..."


Date: Nov 28, 2004
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Scythe Shogun Low Noise Heatsink Review Scythe Shogun Low Noise Heatsink Review
The Scythe Shogun weighs in a hefty 790 grams, and stands to a towering height of 147mm above the CPU.


Date: May 13, 2006
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Scythe Shuriken SCSK-1000 Heatsink Review Scythe Shuriken SCSK-1000 Heatsink Review
The Scythe Shuriken (SCSK-1000) heatsink features copper heatpipes, high density stacked aluminum fins, a copper base and a low profile 12mm thick 100mm Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) fan. All that in a package that is 65mm tall.


Date: Feb 10, 2008
Model No.: Shuriken SCSK-1000
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Scythe Zipang 2 SCZP-2000 Heatsink Review Scythe Zipang 2 SCZP-2000 Heatsink Review
The Scythe Zipang 2 heatsink actually fulfills most of these criteria, essentially silently, thanks to a clever combination of a slow-speed 140mm diameter fan and large cooling surface area. It's not the coolest heatsink Frostytech has ever tested, but it did keep noise levels under 40dB and temperatures to a little over 25C ambient in our 150W synthetic test scenario.


Date: Sep 04, 2009
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Scythe Zipang SCZP-1000 Ultra Low Noise Heatsink Review Scythe Zipang SCZP-1000 Ultra Low Noise Heatsink Review
If you need a silent heatsink, and I do mean silent, the Scythe Zipang is the next best thing to a passive block of aluminum (the only truely silent option).


Date: Feb 12, 2008
Model No.: Zipang SCZP-1000
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Self Contained Liquid Cooled Computer Self Contained Liquid Cooled Computer
Heat sinks are nice and all, but have you ever wanted to really cool you computer down. We did, so we brought out the water and went to work making from scratch, a Liquid Cooled Computer. I guarantee you will never see one of these in any store ;-)


Date: Dec 26, 1999
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Sibak AC02625B Copper Core Heatsink Review Sibak AC02625B Copper Core Heatsink Review
First there was Thermosonic, then Thermal Integrations and Arkua, and now Sibak have joined the ranks.


Date: Mar 26, 2002
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Sibak AC06725TH Copper Core Heatsink Review Sibak AC06725TH Copper Core Heatsink Review
The copper insert does not come all the way up to the surface of the heatsink however so it is hard to say just how large it really is.


Date: Jul 08, 2002
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Sibak AE01625B Heatsink Review Sibak AE01625B Heatsink Review
The nifty little aluminum box Sibak place around their fans is just for show, but since it doesn't harm the effectiveness of the heatsink there is no point in removing it.


Date: Apr 29, 2002
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Sibak AT01515B TwinHead Heatsink Review Sibak AT01515B TwinHead Heatsink Review
While we didn't fly around the world just to look at heatsinks, we have had the opportunity to look at several of their coolers, the first of which is the AT01515B "twinhead."


Date: Mar 22, 2002
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SilentiumPC Fera2 HE1224 Heatsink Review SilentiumPC Fera2 HE1224 Heatsink Review
The SilentiumPC Fera2 HE1224 is a 154mm tall CPU cooler built around four 6mm diameter exposed copper heatpipes. The relatively thin profile should allow it to fit with ease in most motherboards, with a minimum of interference from near by memory module or VRM motherboard heatsinks.


Date: Feb 03, 2014
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SilenX EFZ-100HA1 Heatsink Review SilenX EFZ-100HA1 Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech will be testing out one of the latest hopefuls, the SilenX EFZ-100HA1 heatsink. This low profile cooler is a complex little bundle of heatpipes and fins, and stands only 67mm tall.


Date: Sep 15, 2010
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SilenX EFZ-120HA3 Heatsink Review SilenX EFZ-120HA3 Heatsink Review
The SilenX EFZ-120HA3 is kind of an odd heatsink if you think about it. The fin body is narrower than average tower heatsinks but the EFZ-120HA3 doesn't take up any less space.


Date: Sep 18, 2010
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SilenX EFZ-120HA4 Heatsink Review SilenX EFZ-120HA4 Heatsink Review
The SilenX EFZ-120HA4 heatsink is a full tower cooler, standing 151mm tall and weighing 836 grams. It ships with a single non-PWM 120mm SilenX 'Effizio Series Quiet Fan' mounted to the aluminum fin tower with four rubber vibration absorbing posts.


Date: Sep 03, 2010
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SilenX EFZ-120HA5 Heatsink Review SilenX EFZ-120HA5 Heatsink Review
he SilenX EFZ-120HA5 stands 157mm tall and weighs a modest 648 grams. It installs onto Intel socket LGA2011/1366/1155/1156/775 and AMD socket 754/939/940/AM2/AM3/FM1 processors.


Date: Apr 27, 2012
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SilenX EFZ-80HA2 Low Profile Heatsink Review SilenX EFZ-80HA2 Low Profile Heatsink Review
Tiny heatsinks have their place, but at first glance the SilenX EFZ-80HA2 heatsink really only seems suitable for cooling energy efficient or sub-85W TDP microprocessors...


Date: Sep 01, 2010
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SilenX EFZ-92HA3 Compact Tower Heatsink Review SilenX EFZ-92HA3 Compact Tower Heatsink Review
Effizio Series EFZ-92HA3 heatsink is a SilenX product. The SilenX EFZ-92HA3 is a compact heatsink that's ideal for Media PCs powered by sub-85W TDP processors. It's built around two 6mm diameter copper heatpipes which are exposed at the base.


Date: Nov 06, 2011
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SilenX iXtrema IXC-120HA2 Heatsink Review SilenX iXtrema IXC-120HA2 Heatsink Review
Looking for a new heatsink that works on either Intel or AMD processors? Good, say 'hello' to one of the new class of direct heatpipe contact heatsinks hitting the streets.


Date: May 01, 2008
Model No.: iXtrema IXC-120HA2
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Silverstone Argon AR01 Heatsink Review Silverstone Argon AR01 Heatsink Review
Silverstone's Argon AR08 is constructed around three beefy 8mm diameter copper heatpipes which are exposed at the base of the cooler. Putting the heatpipes in direct contact with the top of the processor makes for a very thermally efficient path with a minimum of thermal joint resistance.


Date: Sep 26, 2013
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Silverstone Heligon HE01 Twin Tower Heatsink Review Silverstone Heligon HE01 Twin Tower Heatsink Review
The PWM fan itself is non-standard, in that it's 38mm thick rather than 25mm and rotates at 800-2000RPM or 800-1200RPM depending on a small physical switch set into the frame. The Silverstone SST-FHP141-H fan is rated to move upwards of 48-171CFM air


Date: Sep 13, 2012
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Silverstone Heligon HE02 Fanless Passive Heatsink Review Silverstone Heligon HE02 Fanless Passive Heatsink Review
The Silverstone Heligon HE02 is being sold as a passive heatsink for sub-95W TDP processors, so today on Frostytech we'll put this big, boxy, silent heatsink through its passive paces. No fans will be used in the testing, just good old noise-less convection cooling.


Date: Nov 14, 2012
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Silverstone NT01-Pro Heatsink Review Silverstone NT01-Pro Heatsink Review
What makes the Silverstone NT01-Pro heatsink stand out from the crowd is its relatively low stature; the whole heatsink is under ~111mm tall...


Date: Oct 11, 2013
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Silverstone NT07-AM2 1U Low Profile AMD Heatsink Review Silverstone NT07-AM2 1U Low Profile AMD Heatsink Review
The Silverstone NT07-AM2 is 1U low profile skived aluminum heatsink that is actively cooled by a small top-mounted 80mm fan.


Date: Nov 23, 2009
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Silverstone Tundra TD02 Preliminary Review Silverstone Tundra TD02 Preliminary Review
This is a preliminary review of the Silverstone Tundra TD02 self contained liquid cooling system. The Tundra TD02 consists of a waterblock/pump head attached to a dual 120mm fan equipped heat exchanger via 310mm long FEP tubing.


Date: Dec 29, 2013
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Silverstone Tundra TD03 Preliminary Review Silverstone Tundra TD03 Preliminary Review
This is a preliminary review of the Silverstone Tundra TD03 self contained liquid cooling system. The Tundra TD03 consists of a waterblock with integrated copper base plate attached to a small 120mm heat exchanger via 310mm long FEP tubing.


Date: Dec 29, 2013
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Socket 370/A Heatsink Review Socket 370/A Heatsink Review
OEM heatsinks are known not so much for their amazing performance but for their affordability and offers of decent cooling performance.


Date: Jan 04, 2001
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Spire 5E055B1H3R Copper Heatsink Review Spire 5E055B1H3R Copper Heatsink Review
Suffering from permanent hearing damage because of your heatsink cooler? Don't worry you're not alone, in the quesr to get the biggest and fasted heatsinks on the planet...


Date: Dec 11, 2001
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Spire 5E30B3 Heatsink Review Spire 5E30B3 Heatsink Review
The Spire 5E30B3 is a fairly standard design that looks quite similar to the copper-based Spire 5E34B3 heatsink.


Date: Jul 08, 2001
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Spire 5E32B3 Heatsink Review Spire 5E32B3 Heatsink Review
Following in the footsteps of the Spire 5E30B3, the 5E32B3 boasts the same general extrusion design, but with one twist.


Date: Jul 23, 2001
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Spire 5E34B3 Cu-Baseplate Heatsink Review Spire 5E34B3 Cu-Baseplate Heatsink Review
The Spire 5E34B3 is one of the few heatsinks we have seen to have a copper plate mounted on the base of it.


Date: Jun 18, 2001
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Spire 5F263 Quiet Heatsink Review Spire 5F263 Quiet Heatsink Review
Not since Zalman entered onto the marketplace have we seen a heatsink with such a well finished base come from overseas.


Date: Jul 09, 2002
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Spire 5F271B1L3 Copper Core Heatsink Review Spire 5F271B1L3 Copper Core Heatsink Review
If done properly, the copper will ultimately increase the surface area of the heat source enticing quicker transmission to the outer fins more effectively.


Date: Jun 27, 2003
Model No.: 5F271B1L3 FalconRock II
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Spire 5R057B1M3R 1U Heatsink Review Spire 5R057B1M3R 1U Heatsink Review
Spire are more known for their mid-level desktop heatsinks, but they do offer at least one copper 1U cooling solution.


Date: Dec 12, 2001
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Spire 5R266B1H3 Copper Core Heatsink Review Spire 5R266B1H3 Copper Core Heatsink Review
The copper insert makes direct contact with the processors core to help spread out the heat to the remaining aluminum body.


Date: Nov 06, 2002
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Spire 5T060B1H3R Heatsink Review Spire 5T060B1H3R Heatsink Review
At the forefront of the emerging class of 70mm heatsinks is the Model 5T, a simple extruded design that pulls it off quite well from the outset.


Date: Oct 04, 2001
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Spire 5T235 Heatsink Review Spire 5T235 Heatsink Review
With the new 5T235 a lot seems to have changed; newer fancier packaging, an improved heatsink design, and most importantly improved manufacturing.


Date: Jun 13, 2002
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Spire 9T236B1M3G Pentium4 Heatsink Review Spire 9T236B1M3G Pentium4 Heatsink Review
Who remembers the time when big loud fans were being slapped onto undersized heatsinks and being sold to consumers hungry for some overclocking?


Date: Apr 03, 2003
Model No.: EasyStream 9T236B1M3G
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Spire BFA07B2 Copper Core Heatsink Review Spire BFA07B2 Copper Core Heatsink Review
Based on an older design which did not feature a copper insert, the BFA07B2 can almost be considered a second generation heatsink.


Date: Jun 20, 2003
Model No.: BFA07B2 MicroFlow II
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Spire DiamondCool II SP741B3 AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review Spire DiamondCool II SP741B3 AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The DiamondCool II SP741B3 is one of those heatsinks that's just hard to peg at first glance. It's a hefty AMD Athlon64 heatsink made of copper for sure, and copper means it has to be good right?


Date: Apr 25, 2006
Model No.: DiamondCool II SP741B3
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Spire Fourier IV SP607B3C Heatsink Review Spire Fourier IV SP607B3C Heatsink Review
Spire's Fourier IV SP607B3-C is a heavy heatsink, and it installs with very secure mounting hardware that is quite inconvenient.


Date: Sep 04, 2007
Model No.: Fourier IV SP607B3C
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Spire FridgeRock 5U213C1H3G Heatsink Review Spire FridgeRock 5U213C1H3G Heatsink Review
The FridgeRock's fan comes with a thermistor attached by the outside leads which monitors case temperature, and adjusts RPM to suit.


Date: Apr 17, 2003
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Spire Gemini SP986B1-V2-2P Heatsink Review Spire Gemini SP986B1-V2-2P Heatsink Review
Spire's Gemini SP986B1-V2-2P heatsink is a minor variation on the popular Eclipse II tower heatsink design, the most notable difference being a novel bifurcated fin stack. To 'bifurcate' means to split into two... so in other words, the fin stack is split down the middle and the fin edges are closed off so air can only pass through the heatsink from front-to-back.


Date: Sep 08, 2011
Model No.: Gemini SP986B1-V2-2P
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Spire SP411C5 QuieTude II Heatsink Review Spire SP411C5 QuieTude II Heatsink Review
At 300RPM the SP411C5 is good in the noise department, but at higher temperatures it can get somewhat loud.


Date: Sep 01, 2003
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Spire SP420B8 CopperStream P4 Heatsink Review Spire SP420B8 CopperStream P4 Heatsink Review
The fins come off the assembly line interlocked with one anther via small tabs and the entire fin assembly is soldered to the copper base plate.


Date: Sep 01, 2003
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Spire SPA04B4 WhisperRock IV Copper Core Heatsink Spire SPA04B4 WhisperRock IV Copper Core Heatsink
The inward curve of the heatsink means that noise levels can be kept under control with the large 35mm thick fan above, while still maintaining the profile necessary to make it mountable.


Date: Dec 27, 2003
Model No.: SPA04B4 WhisperRock IV
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Spire Thermax Eclipse II SP984B1-V2 Heatsink Review Spire Thermax Eclipse II SP984B1-V2 Heatsink Review
Standing 155mm tall, the Thermax Eclipse II heatsink weighs 822 grams and ships with two 120mm fans. Only one fan needs to be installed (default configuration), but if you think two fans are better than one be prepared for a moderately loud outcome. Both 120mm fans are non-PWM, so they rotate at a fixed 2200RPM all the time.


Date: May 12, 2010
Model No.: Eclipse II SP984B1-V2
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Spire Thermax II Exposed Heatpipe Heatsink Review Spire Thermax II Exposed Heatpipe Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech is testing the just released Spire Thermax II heatsink, and if you can find it for an affordable price you should find it thermally satisfying.


Date: Dec 23, 2008
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Spire VertiCool II SP601B3 AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review Spire VertiCool II SP601B3 AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review
Gimicks and flashy chrome plated parts are absent on the Spire VertiCool II SP601B3 save for a UV reactive "Spider-Fan" frame.


Date: Apr 24, 2006
Model No.: VertiCool II SP601B3
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Spire Verticool SPA49B0 Socket A Heatsink Review Spire Verticool SPA49B0 Socket A Heatsink Review
A single 80x25mm fan forces air through a stacked array of aluminum fins, connected to the lower half of the heatsink by two "U" shaped 6mm diameter copper heatpipes.


Date: May 01, 2005
Model No.: Verticool SPA49B0
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Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 92mm Heatsink Review Sunbeam Core-Contact Freezer 92mm Heatsink Review
An additional mounting bracket is available for socket 1366/1156 Intel Core i7 processors. This will require you to remove the motherboard and install a metal backplate.


Date: Mar 25, 2009
Model No.: Core-Contact Freezer 92mm
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Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer Heatsink Review Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer Heatsink Review
Today Frostytech is testing out one of the new breed of direct heatpipe contact coolers that are sweeping the industry; the Sunbeamtech Core-Contact Freezer heatsink.


Date: Apr 30, 2008
Model No.: Core-Contact Freezer
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Sunbeamtech Twister 120 Heatsink Review Sunbeamtech Twister 120 Heatsink Review
the Sunbeamtech Twister 120 heatsink is built around three 8mm diameter copper heatpipes which are exposed at the base. The heatpipes pass through the raw aluminum fins in a chevron shape.


Date: Jan 12, 2011
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Sunon Waturbo Liquid Circulation Heatsink Review Sunon Waturbo Liquid Circulation Heatsink Review
The Sunon Waturbo isn't your average heatsink, at its center is a liquid core and a little magnetically coupled impeller to stir things up.


Date: Jan 03, 2008
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Swiftech MC370-2 Active Socket Cooler Swiftech MC370-2 Active Socket Cooler
Swiftech has been around since 1994 and it's best known for their MC-1000 and MC-2000 active coolers. You may remember a few months ago the buzz they created with those two products.


Date: Mar 02, 2000
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Swiftech MC462-A Rev1 Heatsink Review Swiftech MC462-A Rev1 Heatsink Review
The SwiftTech MC462-A Rev1. It's a 38.5x76x77mm aluminum pin and 9mm thick copper base - monster of a heatsink.


Date: May 09, 2001
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Swiftech MCW2000 Preview - Liquid Cooling Swiftech MCW2000 Preview - Liquid Cooling
The makers of the MC1000 have just announced the MCW2000 - liquid cooling rig! Check out the preview of what will surely be another great piece of overclocking gear.


Date: Apr 22, 2000
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Swiftech MCX370-0A Heatsink Review Swiftech MCX370-0A Heatsink Review
It's really the laws of physics that determine just how well a heatsink performs, and manufacturing quality only plays a small part realistically.


Date: Nov 26, 2001
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Swiftech MCX4000 Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Swiftech MCX4000 Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
YS-Tech developed the TMD fan so that this dead spot would be minimized by about 75%.


Date: Jul 14, 2002
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Swiftech MCX462 Heatsink Review Swiftech MCX462 Heatsink Review
Swiftech products have always been the finest examples of the heatsink makers' art.


Date: Nov 21, 2001
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Swiftech MCXC370 Copper Heatsink Review Swiftech MCXC370 Copper Heatsink Review
The only differences between the MCX370-0A and the MCXC370 have to do with the copper base.


Date: Dec 10, 2001
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Swiftech Quiet Power FS020-H2OC Barebones Swiftech Quiet Power FS020-H2OC Barebones
Swiftech are the company we look to for top of the line heatsinks, exotic TEC and liquid coolers.


Date: Apr 09, 2002
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Taisol CCP445172 Copper Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Taisol CCP445172 Copper Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
he one-piece folded copper fin is folded and soldered to the thick copper base.


Date: Jan 28, 2003
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Taisol CEK787172 Socket A Heatsink Review Taisol CEK787172 Socket A Heatsink Review
While the CEK787172 heatsink is dead basic, for older systems where cost and reliability is a factor it might be a good option.


Date: Dec 23, 2003
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Taisol CEP409151A Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Taisol CEP409151A Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
With a difference as close as this to the stock Intel we can pretty much say that the two heatsinks are on par.


Date: May 27, 2002
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Taisol CEP426151A Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Taisol CEP426151A Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Taisol have taken the simplicity of the extruded aluminum manufacturing process and blended it with a 4mm thick copper base plate.


Date: Jul 14, 2002
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Taisol CEP447181 Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Taisol CEP447181 Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Given the 70mm size, the fan is remarkably un-quiet - which can only indicate that the Taisol CEP447181 isn't a pushover.


Date: Sep 01, 2003
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Taisol CGK760092 Heatsink Review Taisol CGK760092 Heatsink Review
Cold forging is a process by which metal is shaped within a closed die with continuous impact or pressure.


Date: Mar 23, 2002
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Taisol CGK760172A Copper Base Heatsink Review Taisol CGK760172A Copper Base Heatsink Review
Cold forging is a process by which metal is shaped within a closed die with continuous pressure, or impact.


Date: Feb 05, 2003
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Taisol CMK702151A Copper Heatpipe Heatsink Review Taisol CMK702151A Copper Heatpipe Heatsink Review
The tri-heatpipe and suspended base heatsink we see here from Taisol is one of the more unique concepts to come out of Taiwan of late.


Date: Jun 29, 2003
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Thermal Buster Heatsink Review Thermal Buster Heatsink Review
Amidst all the confusion a radical new cooling concept has arisen. The Thermal Buster from KingCooler Metal Technologies.....


Date: Jan 03, 2001
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Thermal Compound Review: Quicksilver Thermal Compound Review: Quicksilver
If you've ever installed a fancy new heatsink on your processor then you know thermal compound can be very influential to cooling.


Date: Mar 09, 2001
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Thermal Integration TI-A8641L Heatsink Review Thermal Integration TI-A8641L Heatsink Review
Looking over the Thermal Integration TI-A8641L it is easy to draw parallels with Zalman's flower shaped heatsinks.


Date: Feb 22, 2004
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Thermal Integration TI-A8736N Heatsink Review Thermal Integration TI-A8736N Heatsink Review
Bolted together, the 60 or so copper and aluminum fins come together to form a cohesive heatsink shape.


Date: Mar 05, 2004
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Thermal Integration TI-RV104N Heatsink Review Thermal Integration TI-RV104N Heatsink Review
The forked-fins of this heatsink make it pretty evolutionary for its class; especially considering Intel's recently announced bifurcated reference heatsink for the socket 775 Tejas-FMB1.


Date: Mar 08, 2004
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Thermal Integration TI-RV108N Pentium 4 Heatsink Thermal Integration TI-RV108N Pentium 4 Heatsink
If you're looking for a bit of insight into the cooling world, pay close attention to this type of heatsink from Thermal Integration.


Date: Feb 29, 2004
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Thermal Integration TI-S8640L HeatsinK Review Thermal Integration TI-S8640L HeatsinK Review
The TI-S86 and the TI-V86 are virtually identical save for one very important aspect. This heatsink, the TI-S86 is all aluminum.


Date: Jan 27, 2002
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Thermal Integration TI-S8640N Heatsink Review Thermal Integration TI-S8640N Heatsink Review
There are three sets of cooler in the Thermal Integration heatsink line-up and this series is with out the signature copper core.


Date: Dec 10, 2001
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Thermal Integration TI-T707TN Heatsink Review Thermal Integration TI-T707TN Heatsink Review
Stick a nice big cylinder of copper into the center of a radial fin heatsink and you have one very unique Pentium 4 cooler.


Date: Jan 29, 2003
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Thermal Integration TI-V77L Heatsink Review Thermal Integration TI-V77L Heatsink Review
Thermal Integration made a lot of waves in the cooling marketplace with their introduction of the Thermoengine earlier this year


Date: Sep 27, 2001
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Thermal Integration TI-V77N Heatsink Review Thermal Integration TI-V77N Heatsink Review
Remember how much fun the original Thermal Integration TI-V77L was?


Date: Apr 04, 2002
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Thermal Integration TI-V86L Copper Core Heatsink Thermal Integration TI-V86L Copper Core Heatsink
The first thing most people seem to notice is that the cooler is shaped like an "X" and positioned on its edge.


Date: Jan 27, 2002
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Thermalfly F1-IACSHA Heatsink Review Thermalfly F1-IACSHA Heatsink Review
Thermalfly are a new heatsink manufacturer out of Taiwan, and the company is introducing itself with a collection of fresh thermal solutions.


Date: Nov 06, 2006
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Thermalfly I75DUB Bifurcated Fin Socket 775 Heatsink Review Thermalfly I75DUB Bifurcated Fin Socket 775 Heatsink Review
Thermalfly's I75DUB heatsink has a large 112mm diameter fan that spins at anywhere from 900-3600RPM (as dictated by the cleverly mounted internal thermistor).


Date: Feb 19, 2007
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Thermalfly I75DUH Bifurcated Fin Socket 775 Heatsink Review Thermalfly I75DUH Bifurcated Fin Socket 775 Heatsink Review
Thermalfly's I75DUH heatsink is equipped with a 96mm fan that rotates as lackadaisically as 500RPM, yet it can scale up to 2300RPM when the needs demand.


Date: Nov 14, 2006
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Thermalright AX-478 Heatsink Review Thermalright AX-478 Heatsink Review
In this configuration it is the absolute loudest, most annoying, and hazardous-to-fingers heatsink we have ever tested.


Date: Oct 23, 2002
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Thermalright AX-7 Heatsink Review Thermalright AX-7 Heatsink Review
Thermalright have another heatsink which is almost identical to the AX-7.


Date: Nov 17, 2002
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Thermalright CB-6L Heatsink Review Thermalright CB-6L Heatsink Review
Thermalright broke all the cooling barriers with the introduction of their full-copper SK-6 heatsink and many people expected the CB-6L to follow in the same footsteps.


Date: Oct 02, 2001
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Thermalright MST-9775 LE Intel Heatsink Review Thermalright MST-9775 LE Intel Heatsink Review
The Thermalright MST-9775 LE is a two-heatpipe heatsink, and it doesn't have all that much in the way of surface area for cooling. The compact heatsink measures a modest 90mm tall, about 110mm square. It weighs 430grams.


Date: Dec 10, 2007
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Thermalright SI-128SE Heatsink Review Thermalright SI-128SE Heatsink Review
The SI-128SE cooler itself is big, a 120x120mm fin array hovering like SkyCity over a compact base connected via four 8mm diameter heatpipes.


Date: Dec 11, 2007
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Thermalright Silver Arrow Heatsink Review Thermalright Silver Arrow Heatsink Review
The Thermalright Silver Arrow is a dual tower, dual 140mm fan heatsink for performance and lower noise Intel / AMD processor cooling. It's constructed around four 8mm diameter sintered metal wick copper heatpipes and thin, multi-winglet nickel plated aluminum fins.


Date: Dec 27, 2010
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Thermalright SK-6 Copper Heatsink Review Thermalright SK-6 Copper Heatsink Review
Each fin is interconnected with one another by means of small copper tabs. Thus the sum of these many small parts is very sturdy. Be sure to "Listen to this Heatsink!"


Date: Jun 15, 2001
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Thermalright SK-7 Copper Heatsink Review Thermalright SK-7 Copper Heatsink Review
Just 6 months ago we would have been testing the Thermalright SK-7 heatsink with a 38mm thick 'Delta Screamer'...


Date: Dec 27, 2003
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Thermalright SK6+ Copper Heatsink Review Thermalright SK6+ Copper Heatsink Review
Thermalright heatsinks just look like they mean business. And matched with the right fan they often do...


Date: Dec 28, 2003
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Thermalright SLK-900A Copper Heatsink Review Thermalright SLK-900A Copper Heatsink Review
The SLK-900A ships without a fan, but that flexibility allows you to determine just how loud and annoying the heatsink will be.


Date: Dec 27, 2003
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Thermalright SLK-900U Copper Heatsink Review Thermalright SLK-900U Copper Heatsink Review
Given these two different sizes of fans, rotational speeds, and CFM output it will be interesting to see just how the Thermalright SLK900U reacts thermally!


Date: May 28, 2003
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Thermalright SLK-948U Heatsink Review Thermalright SLK-948U Heatsink Review
The Thermalright SLK-948U is an oldie but a goodie. This 635 gram chunk of copper is still a relevant heatsink however, resembling something akin to a metallic Toblerone with copper fins.


Date: Jan 30, 2007
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Thermalright SLK800 Copper Heatsink Review Thermalright SLK800 Copper Heatsink Review
Okay, an all silver heatsink would be better, but since such a thing doesn't exist in the mainstream cooling world, we'll just have to settle for the Thermalright SLK-800 and plug our ears.


Date: Nov 26, 2002
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Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme Heatsink Review Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme Heatsink Review
Like the Ultra-120 that came before it, the Thermalright Ultra-120 Extreme applies fairly simple concepts to yield a well performing tower heatsink that doesn't have to generate much noise to get the job done.


Date: Feb 04, 2008
Model No.: Ultra 120 Extreme
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Thermalright Ultra-120 Low Noise Heatsink Review Thermalright Ultra-120 Low Noise Heatsink Review
UPDATED! The Ultra-120 is a large heatsink, but one which can be operated very quietly while disbursing the high heat loads from modern-day dual core processors.


Date: Jul 02, 2007
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Thermalright Ultra-90 Low Noise Heatsink Review Thermalright Ultra-90 Low Noise Heatsink Review
Resembling a block of downtown apartments, the Ultra-90 stands 147mm high in shimmering nickel-plated glory.


Date: Jun 21, 2007
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Thermaltake 1U DTFCF014-1 Heatsink Review Thermaltake 1U DTFCF014-1 Heatsink Review
Everybody knows about Thermaltake, but most people don't know that this heatsink manufacturer also makes 1U heatsinks.


Date: Mar 04, 2002
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Thermaltake Active Memory Cooling Kit Thermaltake Active Memory Cooling Kit
The active memory cooling kit is designed for use on DDR and SDRAM, and will cool up to four slots.


Date: Nov 04, 2001
Model No.: Active Memory Cooling Kit
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Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro Heatsink Review Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro Heatsink Review
When it comes to high performance heatsinks there aren't a lot of models shorter than 135mm. Oh there are plenty of tower heatsinks with some of the lowest temperatures a PC enthusiast can hope for. Today, Frosty tests the Thermaltake BigTyp 14Pro.


Date: Jan 22, 2009
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Thermaltake Blue Orb Chipset Cooler Thermaltake Blue Orb Chipset Cooler
New RAM, new CPU's and such are very interesting, however, the most "exciting" and interesting products usually revolve around overclocking.


Date: Nov 08, 2000
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Thermaltake Contac 29 Heatsink Review Thermaltake Contac 29 Heatsink Review
The focus of this Frostytech review is the Thermaltake Contac 29, a new mid-sized tower heatsink from this well known Taiwanese-based manufacturer.


Date: May 12, 2010
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Thermaltake Dragon Orb 3 Heatsink Review Thermaltake Dragon Orb 3 Heatsink Review
The Dragon Orb 3 is simply a massive cooling solution. At 80mm tall, it is one of the tallest heatsinks we have have seen to date.


Date: Jul 10, 2001
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Thermaltake DU0462-9 Mini Copper Orb Thermaltake DU0462-9 Mini Copper Orb
The mini copper Orb is a departure from the successful cylindrical fin design with its integrated thick copper slug for a base.


Date: Apr 29, 2001
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Thermaltake DuOrb Heatsink Review Thermaltake DuOrb Heatsink Review
The DuOrb heatsink features twin 80mm fans set side-by-side so cooling surface area isn't sacrificed for keeping the total heatsink height under 90mm.


Date: Aug 01, 2008
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Thermaltake Frio Advanced Heatsink Review Thermaltake Frio Advanced Heatsink Review
Thermaltake's Frio Advanced heatsink stands 161mm tall and weighs upwards of 954 grams, it is rated to heat loads of 230 Watts by the manufacturer. The heatsink ships with two 130mm PWM fans arranged in a push-pull configuration that rotate at 2000-800RPM.


Date: May 23, 2012
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Thermaltake Frio Extreme Heatsink Review Thermaltake Frio Extreme Heatsink Review
The Frio Extreme is a large twin tower heatsink with two massive 140mm fans and a commanding foot print of 150mm square! Standing 161mm tall and weighing 1.23 kilograms, the Frio Extreme is destined for full tower gaming cases with plenty of room to spare.


Date: Jun 15, 2012
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Thermaltake Frio Heatsink Review Thermaltake Frio Heatsink Review
Thermaltake have finally produced an excellent high performance heatsink worthy of FrostyTech's Top 5 Heatsink chart. All it took was two fans, five 8mm diameter heatpipes, a 1kg mass of metal and a little concentrated effort.


Date: May 18, 2010
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Thermaltake FrioOCK Heatsink Review Thermaltake FrioOCK Heatsink Review
The cooler weighs over a kilogram (1093grams) and comes with two 130mm fans arranged in a push-pull configuation that scale from 2100-to-1200RPM. Behind all the unncessary fan shroud is an aluminum fin tower split down the middle.


Date: Oct 16, 2011
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Thermaltake Golden Orb Cooler Review Thermaltake Golden Orb Cooler Review
The Golden ORB. Truly an amazing piece of cooling hardware. A sphere of coolness that works on both PPGA and FC-PGA... Ahh the Golden ORB!


Date: Jun 14, 2000
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Thermaltake ISGC-100 Low Profile Heatsink Review Thermaltake ISGC-100 Low Profile Heatsink Review
The 335gram ISGC-100 heatsink installs onto Intel socket 775 and AMD socket 754/939AM2/AM3 processors and should run about $29 USD/CDN.


Date: Dec 02, 2009
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Thermaltake ISGC-200 Heatsink Review Thermaltake ISGC-200 Heatsink Review
The ISGC-200 heatsink itself stands 140mm tall, weighs 470 grams and accommodates one 92mm PWM fan that spins at 600~1600 RPM. If I didn't know better I'd say the ISGC-200 was released for Intel's new socket 1156 formfactor processors.


Date: Jun 09, 2009
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Thermaltake ISGC-300 Heatsink Review Thermaltake ISGC-300 Heatsink Review
The 697 gram Thermaltake ISGC-300 heatsink stands 160mm tall, so it may not fit in all mid-tower or compact PC chassis.


Date: Dec 12, 2009
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Thermaltake ISGC-400 Heatsink Review Thermaltake ISGC-400 Heatsink Review
Thermaltake's ISGC-400 is a lower noise low profile heatsink suitable for media PC or other compact chassis. The Thermaltake ISGC-400 heatsink comes with fan that has beautiful glossy white fan blades shaped like the fins of a whale.


Date: Nov 22, 2009
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Thermaltake Jing Heatsink Review Thermaltake Jing Heatsink Review
Weighing a hefty 920 grams, the Thermaltake Jing stands 161mm tall and installs onto Intel socket 775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD socket AM2/AM3+ processors.


Date: Aug 02, 2011
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Thermaltake Jungle 512 Bifurcated Fin Heatsink Review Thermaltake Jungle 512 Bifurcated Fin Heatsink Review
The Thermaltake Jungle 512 heatsink is built around a 32mm thick 92mm diameter PWM fan that spins at 2300-3600RPM - sucking back just over 1.0Amp at full speed!


Date: Nov 16, 2006
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Thermaltake MaxOrb EX Heatsink Review Thermaltake MaxOrb EX Heatsink Review
Thermaltake's MaxOrb EX heatsink comes with a manual fan speed controller on the side of the 120mm diameter fan, allowing users to adjust speeds from 1300-2000RPM.


Date: Oct 30, 2008
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Thermaltake MaxOrb Heatsink Review Thermaltake MaxOrb Heatsink Review
The Thermaltake MaxOrb heatsink is a novel design based around a half-dozen heatpipes and six individual arcs of cooling fins.


Date: Aug 13, 2008
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Thermaltake Memory Cooling Kit Review Thermaltake Memory Cooling Kit Review
Memory modules sometimes get quite hot after extended periods of use. As the temperature of the memory rises, there is a greater likelihood of errors occurring.


Date: Jun 04, 2001
Model No.: Memory Cooling Kit
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Thermaltake Polo735 Athlon64 Heatsink Review Thermaltake Polo735 Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The 732 gram heatsink is heavy, so care should be taken when installing it onto the processor; be that AMD Athlon64, AthlonXP or Intel Pentium 4.


Date: Nov 07, 2005
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Thermaltake RamOrb Memory Heat Spreader Review Thermaltake RamOrb Memory Heat Spreader Review
The Thermaltake RamOrb heat spreaders are sold individually, and each comes with four sheets of thermal interface material so it can conceivably be installed on two sticks of memory in its lifetime.


Date: Mar 02, 2009
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Thermaltake Silent Boost A1889-01 Copper Heatsink Thermaltake Silent Boost A1889-01 Copper Heatsink
Quiet heatsinks have soared in popularity as manufacturers have been forced to develop more efficient designs which cool better, quietly.


Date: Feb 26, 2004
Model No.: Silent Boost A1889-01
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Thermaltake Silent Boost K8 Athlon64 Heatsink Review Thermaltake Silent Boost K8 Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The Silent Boost K8 heatsink does not come with any fan speed controllers, or temperature sensors, so it is a very basic cooling solution for standard desktop computers.


Date: Nov 05, 2005
Model No.: Silent Boost K8
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Thermaltake SpinQ Heatsink Review Thermaltake SpinQ Heatsink Review
Thermaltake's SpinQ heatsink is undeniably good looking. It stands 152mm tall and is made from nickel plated aluminum fins soldered over six copper heatpipes.


Date: Jan 26, 2009
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Thermaltake SpinQ VT Heatsink Review Thermaltake SpinQ VT Heatsink Review
Thermaltake's SpinQ VT heatsink is undeniably unique, it's sculptural and nothing about its helical fin arrangement is unnecessarily complex. The SpinQ VT heatsink stands 162mm tall and is made from nickel plated aluminum fins soldered over six copper heatpipes, which are really three heatpipes doubled over into a U-shape.


Date: Mar 02, 2010
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Thermaltake Super Orb Review Thermaltake Super Orb Review
Ahh The SuperORB... giant among heatsinks everywhere, round and strange in design, and holder of the best "price vs. performance" title for a heatsink.


Date: Jan 22, 2001
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Thermaltake TFCFR06 1U Orb Heatsink Review Thermaltake TFCFR06 1U Orb Heatsink Review
Thermaltake's TFCFR06 "1U-Orb" was originally released sometime around the days of the golden Orb so it will be interesting to see how it stands up.


Date: Mar 04, 2002
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Thermaltake V1 Heatsink Review Thermaltake V1 Heatsink Review
Thermaltake have assembled the V1 heatsink from two radial copper fin sections which look like they were once intended for a VGA thermal solution.


Date: Jul 30, 2008
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Thermaltake Venus 12 Athlon64 Heatsink Review Thermaltake Venus 12 Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The heatsink is completely made of copper components, and utilizes 5500RPM Everflow fan which moves upwards of 72CFM at full speed.


Date: Nov 06, 2005
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Thermaltake Volcano 6Cu+ Heatsink Review Thermaltake Volcano 6Cu+ Heatsink Review
ver since the ORB shocked the cooling world with its shape and functionality the eyes of performance users have been glued on Thermaltake.


Date: Sep 29, 2001
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Thermaltake Volcano II Review Thermaltake Volcano II Review
This isn't quite what you expect to see when you hear the name Thermaltake, but this square heatsink is indeed one of theirs.


Date: Feb 26, 2001
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Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer Liquid Cooling Heatsink Review Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer Liquid Cooling Heatsink Review
Thermaltake's Water 2.0 Performer is a self contained liquid cooling system for Intel and AMD CPUs that's ready to go out of the box - no mess, no fuss. The only requirement you need to worry about is whether your PC case has a 120mm fan opening at the back of the chassis.


Date: Jun 18, 2013
Model No.: Water 2.0 Performer
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Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro Liquid Cooling Heatsink Review Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro Liquid Cooling Heatsink Review
Two 120mm PWM fans come with the Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro operate at 1200-2000RPM and produce moderate noise. The Thermaltake Water 2.0 Pro liquid cooling system installs onto AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1/FM2 processors and Intel socket LGA2011/1155/1156 CPUs.


Date: Nov 05, 2012
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Thermoengine Comparison - Solid vs. Hollow Thermoengine Comparison - Solid vs. Hollow
Just as quickly as Thermosonic's ThermoEngine entered the cooling market, it has since managed to get itself into controversy.


Date: May 04, 2001
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Thermoengine V60-4210 Heatsink Review Thermoengine V60-4210 Heatsink Review
Of all the heatsinks we reviewed, the Thermoengine is one of the most uniquely designed, and most effective.


Date: Apr 12, 2001
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Thermolab BADA Heatsink Review Thermolab BADA Heatsink Review
From the makers of the wavy BARAM heatsink comes the Thermolab BADA; a 136mm tall mid-tower heatsink that fills in the performance cooling void where taller coolers can't go.


Date: Nov 03, 2009
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Thermolab BADA2010 Heatsink Review Thermolab BADA2010 Heatsink Review
Thermolab's BADA2010 heatsink is equipped with one 95mm PWM fan mounted to the heatsinks' raw aluminum fins with permanently attached rubber vibration absorbing posts.


Date: Aug 30, 2010
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Thermolab BARAM 2010 Heatsink Review Thermolab BARAM 2010 Heatsink Review
Although it doesn't look it, the BARAM 2010 heatsink is slightly different than the original BARAM model. What sets the two BARAM heatsink models apart is - fin density - the number of aluminum fins each heatsink packs into the roughly 105mm vertical space.


Date: Sep 12, 2010
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Thermolab BARAM Heatsink Review Thermolab BARAM Heatsink Review
The 625gram Thermolab BARAM heatsink is compatible with socket 775 Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad and socket AM2/AM2+ AMD Phenom processors.


Date: Feb 28, 2009
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Thermolab Micro Silencer TLI-S Heatsink Review Thermolab Micro Silencer TLI-S Heatsink Review
Thermolab's Micro Silencer TLI-S heatsink uses a simple swagged aluminum fin and heatpipe construction, weighs a feathery 276 grams and comes with a pre-applied patch of 8 W/mK rated gray thermal interface material.


Date: May 03, 2008
Model No.: Micro Silencer TLI-S
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Thermolab Nano Silencer TLI-U Low-Profile Heatsink Review Thermolab Nano Silencer TLI-U Low-Profile Heatsink Review
The Nano Silencer TLI-U is ideally sized for 1U server chassis, nano formfactor PCs, car PCs and media center microATX-style cases. The entire TLI-U heatsink stands no taller than 45mm.


Date: May 03, 2008
Model No.: Nano Silencer TLI-U
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Thermolab Trinity Heatsink Review Thermolab Trinity Heatsink Review
Four 6mm diameter sintered metal wick exposed base heatpipes form the backbone of this CPU cooler while a simple bracket system allows it to install onto Intel socket 775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD socket AM2/AM3/FM1 processors.


Date: Jul 03, 2011
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Titan Cool Idol TTC-NK75TZ Heatsink Review Titan Cool Idol TTC-NK75TZ Heatsink Review
Cool Idol heatsink is made from three separate aluminum fin sections joined to a copper base by six 6mm diameter copper heatpipes.


Date: Nov 10, 2008
Model No.: Cool Idol TTC-NK75TZ
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Titan Fenrir Siberia TTC-NC55TZ(RB) Heatsink Review Titan Fenrir Siberia TTC-NC55TZ(RB) Heatsink Review
Top down cooling has its advantages, though tower cooling is usually the preferred method given its compact footprint. In this review Frostytech will be testing out a heatsink from Titan that aims to satisfy both tower and top-top heatsink designs, in one.


Date: Apr 17, 2012
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Titan Fenrir TTC-NK85TZ Heatsink Review Titan Fenrir TTC-NK85TZ Heatsink Review
Titan's TTC-NK85TZ Fenrir heatsink stands 156mm tall, is 124mm wide and accommodates one 120mm fan that spins at 800~2200 RPM. Weighing it at roughly 550grams, the TTC-NK85TZ Fenrir is compatible with both Intel socket 775, 1366 and the entire family of AMD socket 939 to AM2+ processors.


Date: Mar 23, 2009
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Titan Hati TTC-NC15TZ Heatsink Review Titan Hati TTC-NC15TZ Heatsink Review
In this review Frostytech is testing Titan's new Hati TTC-NC15TZ exposed heatpipe base CPU cooler. The TTC-NC15TZ is capable of very good performance results with the supplied 120mm PWM fan operating at full speed, however that trend quickly changes direction once fan speed is brought down for quieter operation...


Date: Dec 12, 2010
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Titan MT1AB5 Heatsink Review Titan MT1AB5 Heatsink Review
As anyone can plainly see, the Titan MT1AB5 is blessed with a lot of fins, but the effective use of airflow paths is what will really make the grade.


Date: Oct 19, 2002
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Titan TTC-CU5TB Copper Heatsink Review Titan TTC-CU5TB Copper Heatsink Review
This is also the second heatsink we have seen this summer to use a fully aluminum fan.


Date: Jul 15, 2002
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Titan TTC-CU9TB/SC Copper Heatsink Review Titan TTC-CU9TB/SC Copper Heatsink Review
When it comes to application, the Pentium4 version would seem to be better suited to that processor than the AthlonXP, as you'll see in the results below.


Date: Dec 23, 2003
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Titan TTC-CW9TB/SC Copper Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Titan TTC-CW9TB/SC Copper Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Not only do users have to reach around back of the PC to fine tune the speed of the CW9TB/SC's fan, but they also loose access to one whole PCI expansion slot...


Date: Dec 15, 2003
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Titan TTC-D4T Heatsink Review Titan TTC-D4T Heatsink Review
With the range of copper, fan, pin-based and everything short of cold fusion cooled heatsinks these days it's always a surprise to see a good simple design like the TTC-D4T.


Date: May 31, 2001
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Titan TTC-D5TB2/A Heatsink Review Titan TTC-D5TB2/A Heatsink Review
There has long been a vacuum in the area of low-noise heatsinks that don't frankly suck.


Date: Oct 26, 2001
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Titan TTC-D6TBA Heatsink Review Titan TTC-D6TBA Heatsink Review
First impressions of heatsinks have a tendency to be swayed by how shiny or strange looking the heatsink is.


Date: Feb 08, 2002
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Titan TTC-D9TB-Cu35R1 Copper Core Heatsink Review Titan TTC-D9TB-Cu35R1 Copper Core Heatsink Review
The TTC-D9TBCu35-R1 breaks from this mold slightly, and offers consumers a low-noise cooling solution for mainstream PCs.


Date: Dec 27, 2003
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Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC Athlon64 Heatsink Review Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC Athlon64 Heatsink Review
The Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC comes with a fan speed controller used to wrangle in the 63 dBA, 3800RPM fan.


Date: Nov 13, 2005
Model No.: TTC-K8ATB/825/SC
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Titan TTC-MS2AB Heatsink Review Titan TTC-MS2AB Heatsink Review
Titan heatsinks seemed to first make themselves known to the cooling world near the end of 2000.


Date: May 30, 2001
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Titan TTC-MT3AB Heatsink Review Titan TTC-MT3AB Heatsink Review
The Titan MT3AB certainly gains points for trying something new with this heatsink, but that is about its only strong aspect.


Date: Feb 10, 2002
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Tocools A1M Socket A Heatsink Review Tocools A1M Socket A Heatsink Review
A few months ago we introduced you all to a new Korean heatsink manufacturer by the name of Tocools.


Date: Apr 18, 2002
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Tocools Crown Prototype Heatsink Review Tocools Crown Prototype Heatsink Review
So now that we have our Frosty little hands on this prototype cooler, what is so special about it?


Date: Oct 01, 2002
Tocools Crown Retail Heatsink Review Tocools Crown Retail Heatsink Review
he Crown heatsink from Tocools is one of the more interesting adaptations of an extruded heatsink.


Date: Mar 18, 2002
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Tocools Novasonic Heatsink Review Tocools Novasonic Heatsink Review
There have been other examples of similar techniques, but nothing quite like Tocools application on the Novasonic.


Date: Dec 18, 2002
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Tocools Novasonic-AlCu Heatsink Review Tocools Novasonic-AlCu Heatsink Review
Tocools have ingeniously created a triangular base within the heatsink by machining the individual fins from the raw aluminum to create a triangle of material down the center...


Date: Dec 20, 2003
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Tocools Regal Pentium 4 Heatsink Review Tocools Regal Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
This is a factor brought about by Extrusion technology, and to circumvent this, Tocools cut each fin from the aluminum block with a machine.


Date: Dec 30, 2002
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Tocools S1 Pentium4 Heatsink Review Tocools S1 Pentium4 Heatsink Review
The body of the heatsink is machined aluminum, with each fin individually cut from a solid block by what we can tell.


Date: Sep 28, 2002
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TS Heatronics NCU-1000 Pentium 4 Heatsink Review TS Heatronics NCU-1000 Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
This is technically a 'zero noise' heatsink - a cooler which in and of itself produces exactly 0 dBA of noise.


Date: Nov 01, 2003
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TS Heatronics SCR325-2F Radiator Heatsink Review TS Heatronics SCR325-2F Radiator Heatsink Review
The TS Heatronics CPU Radiator (SCR325-2F) features Heatlane Technology which is also known as Akachi-pipe (after the inventor) or "meandering capillary tube heat pipe" in its construction.


Date: Dec 03, 2001
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TTIC nPowertek Hurricane NPH-105 Heatsink Review TTIC nPowertek Hurricane NPH-105 Heatsink Review
The nPowertek TTIC NPH-105 heatsink is an interesting CPU cooler because it is constructed with 6mm diameter copper heatpipes (two) and a not so common 25mm diameter copper heat column that is capable of moving a lot of heat on its own.


Date: Jan 04, 2011
Model No.: Hurricane NPH-105
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Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Heatsink Review Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme Heatsink Review
Tuniq's Tower 120 Extreme is an enthusiast grade heatsink that cools very well, pretty quietly. In fact I'll save you the suspense and tell you straight up that it tops Frostytech's Intel reference chart and that it's one of the Top 5 best-ever heatsinks tested.


Date: Jan 12, 2010
Model No.: Tower 120 Extreme
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Tuniq Tower 120 LFB Heatsink Review Tuniq Tower 120 LFB Heatsink Review
The Tower 120's main claim to fame is an integrated 120mm fan, set uniquely within the body of a densely packed array of aluminum cooling fins.


Date: Nov 30, 2007
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Twin Turbo Heatsink Review Twin Turbo Heatsink Review
Whenever I hear about the 'Overclockerz Store' I sometimes wonder if the OCZ fellows don't spend their entire day trying to make simple little heatsinks into daemons of cooling prowess.


Date: Mar 17, 2001
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Ultra Products U12-40659 Carbon X4 Fan Power Cable Mod / Fix Ultra Products U12-40659 Carbon X4 Fan Power Cable Mod / Fix
This is a super quick how-to guide from Frostytech on modding the Ultra Products U12-40659 Carbon X4 multisocket VGA cooler fan power cable so it can be connected to a normal sized 3-pin fan header common to most videocards and motherboards.


Date: Sep 17, 2011
Model No.: U12-40659 Carbon X4
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Vantec 6040H/6040 Pre-Production Copper Heatsinks Vantec 6040H/6040 Pre-Production Copper Heatsinks
The 6040 and 6040H (with just a faster fan) we are looking at today are pre-production, engineering samples.


Date: Apr 15, 2002
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Vantec Aeroflow FX 120 VAF-1225 Heatsink Review Vantec Aeroflow FX 120 VAF-1225 Heatsink Review
The Vantec Aeroflow FX 120 (model VAF-1225) heatsink Frostytech is testing for you in this review is equipped with four white rubber vibration absorbing rubber posts, a 120mm PWM fan that spins at 1600-2200RPM.


Date: Oct 26, 2008
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Vantec Aeroflow FX 92 VAF-9225 Heatsink Review Vantec Aeroflow FX 92 VAF-9225 Heatsink Review
The Vantec Aeroflow FX 92 heatsink is the little brother to Vantec's Aeroflow FX 120, though hardly a weakling.


Date: Nov 03, 2008
Model No.: Aeroflow FX 92 VAF-9225
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Vantec CCK-6027D Copper Heatsink Review Vantec CCK-6027D Copper Heatsink Review
Everyone interested in performance cooling knows full well that copper is king. The CCK-6035D, the half-pint Vantec CCK-6027D is based on a full copper thin-fin design.


Date: Sep 27, 2001
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Vantec CCK-6035 Copper Heatsink Review Vantec CCK-6035 Copper Heatsink Review
Thin-fin copper heatsinks are becoming as popular as the Orb's were when they first arrived on store shelves these days.


Date: Jun 20, 2001
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Vantec CCK-6035 Retail HSF Review Vantec CCK-6035 Retail HSF Review
The retail version of the Vantec CCK6035D is exactly the same as the preproduction version we tested previously so this review is going to be an amendment to that review.


Date: Aug 20, 2001
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