Coolermaster DP5-5F11 Heatsink Review
Now we've always found Coolermaster to make
some pretty good quality heatsinks, but like all coolers, what was once good can become dated rather quickly.
The DP5-5F11 is nearing the end of its'
product life cycle as newer, and increasingly hotter AMD processors are
released. Sitting at 25mm high and ~50mm in width there's not much it can really
do to compete anymore. There are just too many bigger heatsinks with faster and noisier fans
that would suit a 800 or 1.13GHz chip much better. That is not to
say it is completely obsolete however... but before we go any further,
4500RPM 9CFM, 31dBa.
- Fan Dim: 10x50x50mm,
- FHS Dimensions: 35x50x53mm
- Material: extruded aluminum
- Made &
Sold by: Coolermaster
| Coolermaster DP5-5F11 Perspectives|
It's a small
Delta fan and
it's very quiet. This 7-bladed fan
puts out a very low 9CFM worth of airflow. With a rating
like that you begin to realize what class of processor this heatsink
should be attach to. The fan rotates at 4500RPM and plugs
directly into a motherboard fan header.
all intensive purposes the base is 4mm thick, though it does go up to
6mm at the corners. Two little edges are designed to keep the heatsink from being improperly
positioned (a guess?). Each of the nine central fins is 1mm thick, 19mm high, and
spaced 2.25mm apart.
Coolermaster originally came with a green phase change material thermal
pad. In all the times we've seen this types of pads previously, the
heatsink always operated a degree or so cooler once they were removed and some good thermal
goo applied. As with just about every extruded heatsink we look at,
the base is domed inward very slightly.
to test out
the Coolermaster DP5-5F11 heatsink on the Frosty Synthetic Temperature Test platform and compare it
with several current reference heatsinks.