Igloo 2400 From All
||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
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
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.
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