Cooljag JVC258A V-Type Copper Base Heatsink Review
With a Jaguar logo on the side of their heatsinks, and a
new heatsink technology that goes by the name of "V-Type", you'd be
forgiven for thinking that CoolJag was a some new car company. It
isn't of course. The new CoolJag V-Type skiving processes takes to heart some
exciting new trends in heatsink manufacturing which have so far proven to
be very thermally advantageous.
The triangular shaped base section, and the
V-shaped fins are something we haven't seen before on a skived heatsink, and
judging by the thermal results of the JVC258A, this won't be the last time
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.
As if the
CoolJag V-Type technology weren't enough to focus on, this heatsink also packs a
3mm thick copper base that is just about as smooth as a babies bottom. The noise
signature of the CoolJag JVC258A is moderate given the 60mm fan, and that is
something we always look forward too... not hearing.
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- Model: JVC258A
Material: nickel plated Aluminum skive with copper
- Fan: 4500 RPM,12V, 0.2A
- Fan Dim: 15x60x60mm
- FHS Dimensions: 62x61-80x62mm
- Made by: CoolJag
We like to
find out as much as we can about each heatsink we test out, so that typically
means they're taken apart and scrutinized. As the CoolJag JVC258A was going through testing we
were trying to figure out just how the copper base had been attached to
aluminum. The answer came when we removed the fan shroud for some photos.
Looking under the clip it was clear that at least a portion of the heatsink had
been nickel plated, a medium to which the copper
could then be soldered to. To finish things off for a clean appearance, the
edges were then machined away yielding the nice interface you see here.
Another interesting point to consider is how the clip has
been integrated into the JVC258A for better protection of the AthlonXP processor core. Not only does the spring clip make use of all
three tabs of the socket, but one edge is held in place so that
the heatsink will not need to be tilted on the core -
an act which could chip the edge of the brittle silicon.