Titan TTC-MS2AB Heatsink Review
Titan heatsinks seemed
to first make themselves known to the
cooling world near the end of 2000. Their heatsinks stood out from the mass of
Orbs being offered at the time because they featured the orb fin design on its' side. That design attracted a lot of interest in the heatsinks, but the
reviews never quite caught up to the hype. Apparently the double fans they had used
in the original heatsinks were either too weak, or essentially cancelled each others airflow
With the TTC-MS2AB,
Titan have made a few changes to the overall design, but the core extrusion
remains essentially the same. With this heatsink only one fan is used
to move air over the body of the heatsink. The single fan should produce some interesting performance
AMD Athlon, Duron, K6-2. Intel FC-PGA, PGA.
VIA Cyrix III.
- Fan Dim:
25x60x60mm, 12V, 0.19A, 4000RPM,
- FHS Dimensions: 70x69x56mm
extruded aluminum, gold anodized.
- Comes with: 1cc silver paste, case
- Made &
Sold by: Titan
The finer details:
The Titan also comes with one other
pleasant surprise, a small syringe of silver grease (1.5 g). To keep our
tests consistent, we did not use the silver paste included
with the TTC-MS2AB in our tests however.
The base of the heatsink is finished
somewhat roughly, but rather than keeping it one solid piece, Titan have cut
(10) 1.5mm x 21mm slits from the base. It is difficult to tell for sure the
exact impact that these slits have on the overall performance of the heatsink.
We have a few concerns with
the clip on the TTC-MS2AB. While it does use the full
3-notch design to help ensure a flat mounting procedure on Socket A processors, the tension is
tighter then what we would have liked. The clip travels about 3mm
down and was very difficult to attach by hand in our tests.
A small notch is formed from the clip to accept a flat-head
screwdriver, which really is a necessity for mounting this heatsink.