Heatsink Reviews and Analysis
TOP 5 Heat Sinks     TOP 5 Low Profile Heat Sinks     TOP 5 Liquid Coolers    
 Reviews + Articless     News     HSF Mfg's Index     Advanced Search    

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

 Company link  Category  Published  Author 
Spire   Cooling / Heatsinks   Jun 13, 2002   Max Page  

Spire 5T235 Heatsink Review

The Fanner Group is the parent company of Spire, which is just one brandname among the companies list (Spire, Speeze, or Fanner may also be used). In the past this confusing assortment of names made it difficult to distinguish between brands, and has probably done a lot to keep Spire from any degree of recognition by North American consumers.

With the new 5T235 a lot seems to have changed; newer fancier packaging, an improved heatsink design, and most importantly improved manufacturing.

The Spire 5T235 has a nice shiny machined aluminum base - a rarity when we talk about OEM class heatsinks manufactured in bulk. We'll be looking at the performance of this heatsink in just a moment, but for the moment I think it is an important step to see that more manufacturers are finally cleaning up the way they finish their bases, and that can only benefit the end user!

Heatsink Specsheet:
  • Model: 5T253
  • HS Material: extruded aluminum
  • Fan: 5000RPM, 12V, 36CFM,
  • Fan Dim: 15x70x70mm
  • FHS Dimensions: 70x54x69mm
  • Made by: Spire
  • Cost: ~$22USD
Sold By:
Heatsink Audio Sample Included.

The Spire 5T235 is rated for Athlon XP ~ 2200+(Palamino) and Athlon ~ 1,4 GHz (Thunderbird) processors which sounds a bit advantageous, but not out of reach. It is not an overclockers heatsink and while it does have a higher fin density than most extruded heatsinks, it is a relatively simple design.

° Next Page 

Table of Contents:

 1: — Spire 5T235 Heatsink Review
 2:  Close up look at the heatsink
 3:  New Heatsink Test Parameters
 4:  Acoustic Test Results
 5:  Synthetic Temperature Test Results

List all Spire heat sinks that Frostytech tested?

Follow Frostytech on FacebookFrostytech News RSS FeedFollow frostytech on Twitter
° Got Feedback?
° Mk.II Test Platform
° Where To Buy?
° Manufacturer Index
° Industry Dir.
° Cooling Projects

Gelid Tranquillo 4 Air Cooled Heatsink Review

Coolermaster Ergostand III Laptop Cooling Stand Review

Noctua NH-L9x65 Low Profile Heatsink Review

Noctua NH-D9DXi4-3U LGA2011 Xeon Server/Workstation Heatsink Review

Scythe Fuma SCFM-1000 Heatsink

Scythe Ninja 4 SCNH-4000 Heatsink Review
...More Articles >>

Websites you may also like:

Google Search Frostytech

Time stamped: 5:22AM, 09.23.2019
In Case You Missed it...
°  Thermalright Macho 120 Rev.B CPU Cooler Review

°  Corsair H100i RGB Platinum TR4 Follow Up Review

°  Swiftech H240 X3 AIO processor cooler

°  SilverStone Lucid LD03 Computer Case Review

°  Deepcool Gamer Storm Castle 240EX Review

°  ATS Design Services for Digi-Key Customers
Since June 1999

Find a Heatsink / RSS Feeds
Latest Heatsink Reviews
Top 5 Heatsinks Tested
News RSS Feed
Reviews RSS Feed

Social Media
Pinterest Info
Contact Us / Heatsink Submissions
Submit News
Suite 66
© Copyright 1999-2019 All Rights Reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use
Images © and may not be reproduced without express written permission.
Current students and faculty of accredited Universities may use Frostytech images in research papers and thesis, provided each image is attributed.