Vantec GSW-6015 Heatsink Review
not a lot of heatsinks that can be used on both Pentium 4 and socket 370 processors, but the Vantec GSW-6015 is one of them. With the standard clipping mechanism seen below it
will fit on a socket 370 processor. By means of the edge tabs, this heatsink can
also be used on socket 478 processors, assuming you have one of the wire-clip HSRMs on hand. This heatsink isn't compatible with the current socket 478 heatsink retention mechanism that all Pentium 4 motherboards now come equipped with.
The unit we received for review came with no such
mechanism, but such a clip from another socket 478 heatsink we were
able to mount it in a socket 478 type environment.
GSW-6015 uses a very simple spring tensioned clip to lock into position on
socket 370 processors. Note that we did not say Socket A processors. The reason
for this is that the Vantec GSW-6016 has a clip which applies pressure at the
center of the heatsink - not off center. Since the core of today's AthlonXP is
not centered between clips in the socket, this clipping system could
prevent the GSW-6015 from sitting correctly on the core.