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Taisol CGK760172A Copper Base Heatsink Review
Taisol CGK760172A Copper Base Heatsink Review
Abstract: Cold forging is a process by which metal is shaped within a closed die with continuous pressure, or impact.

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Taisol   Cooling / Heatsinks   Feb 05, 2003   Max Page  

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Taisol CGK760172A From All Angles

The Fan: With a 25mm thick Delta fan up top, the height of the heatsink rises to 73mm. The aluminum shroud doesn't do much to elevate the fan from the tips of the fins which is a bit interesting. A little space between the base of the fan and the tips of the fins is always good for the air flow. The fan connects via a 3-pin fan header on the motherboard and supports RPM monitoring.

Top: Here we can see the fan shroud which is nothing much more than a brace for some of the fins and a place to attach the fan on to. There are a total of six rows of fins, with the two center rows a little wider than the outer ones at 12mm. The outer rows are 10mm wide.

Side A: Each of the 120 fins are exactly 1mm thick and spaced 2mm apart. With a height of 39mm there is a good amount of surface area. The clip which holds the heatsink in place doesn't rest on the base, but rather a small "z" shaped piece of wire which keeps it elevated about 1mm up, and I suppose helps to stop the clip from getting stuck. The baseplate is 7mm thick, and undercut 2mm to allow socket cam arm clearance.
Side B:
Notice how the center two rows of fins are wider than the rest? The real key feature however is the three pronged clip mechanism which means that the CGK760172A should never mount on the socket off to one angle. The spacing between rows is set at 3mm. The clip requires the use of a small screwdriver to set, or disengage.

Heatsink Base:

We removed the small square of pink Chrometrics TIM before testing this heatsink. The base is fairly flat, and smooth. Eight small aluminum pins seem to be used to help keep the copper insert (maybe 3-4mm thick) in place. Without destroying the heatsink it is difficult to say how well the interface between the two metals really is.

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 1:  Taisol CGK760172A Copper Base Heatsink Review
 2: — Close up look at the heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4:  Acoustic Test Measurements & Recordings
 5:  Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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