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GlacialTech Igloo 2400 Heatsink Review
GlacialTech Igloo 2400 Heatsink Review
Abstract: GlacialTech manufacture inexpensive OEM class heatsinks of a fairly standard design, although they add a few things to make them stand out on the shelf.

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Glacialtech   Cooling / Heatsinks   Aug 19, 2002   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Close up look at the heatsink

Igloo 2400 From All Angles

The Fan:

The nine bladed impeller on this 20mm thick fan only creates about 20CFM of air flow according to the manufacturers specs, but given the small size of this heatsink that should be sufficient. Oddly, the fan has been placed off center on the heatsink as you can see. The fan connects to the motherboard via a 3-pin fan header which supports RPM monitoring.

Top: With the fan removed for a moment you can really see what we meant about he off center placement. This could be a good thing as this places the dead spot of the fan to one side, rather than directly over the area in contact with the processors core. The red aluminum fan shroud does the usual duty of keeping the fan in place, and helping to direct airflow.

Side A: There are no cross cuts in the body of the 83mm long heatsink body and the fins are not scalloped or patterned. The entire heatsink has been nickel plated which has given the aluminum a nice looking finish, but it is hard to say what effect this will have on its heat spreading properties. The clip is very stiff and tight to engage, but is a tool free design.
Side B:
This very simple heatsink extrusion uses 28 tapered fins of 1mm to 0.5mm in thickness. The fins are all spaced roughly 1.5mm apart and are no more than 29mm in height. The baseplate is the standard 6mm thick which most aluminum heatsinks adhere to. The shroud keeps the fan 4mm above most of the fin tips.

Heatsink Base:

I really like these heatsinks which come with a pre applied swath of thermal paste. In this case, the Igloo 2400 features 'silver' based thermal material and not the standard white silicon thermal paste we see everywhere. Base flatness is good, but the surface shows some deep scratches from the extrusion sanding processes. Lapping is recommended if you want to take the time.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  GlacialTech Igloo 2400 Heatsink Review
 2: — Close up look at the heatsink
 3:  New Heatsink Test Parameters
 4:  Acoustic Test Results
 5:  Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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