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Spire FridgeRock 5U213C1H3G Heatsink Review
Spire FridgeRock 5U213C1H3G Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The FridgeRock's fan comes with a thermistor attached by the outside leads which monitors case temperature, and adjusts RPM to suit.

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Spire   Cooling / Heatsinks   Apr 17, 2003   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Final Temperature Results

Synthetic Temperature Test Results: *Ranked according to 100W small interface die test results.

FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Test Platform Results
Mfg. Model Ambient Temp. 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip force
50W 50W 100W 100W
Thermalright SLK800 21.7 34.8 37.5 45.2 51.6 none 1 loud med
Thermalright AX-7 21.7 34.8 37.1 46.1 52.1 none 1 loud med
Tocools Novasonic 22.9 40.9 39.9 54.4 59.4 none 1 med stiff
Coolink U1P2 26.1 39.4 44.9 50.9 62.2 none 2 loud easy
Arkua 628 23.9 42.7 42.1 58.9 62.3 none 1 med med
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 26.5 39.1 44.4 57.5 63.6 grey 1 med med
Sibak AC02625B 23.2 41.3 59.0 43.2 64.7 none 1 loud med
Sibak AC06725TH 22.5 42.9 46.2 61.7 67.7 none 1 Very loud med
Coolermaster HHC-001 21.7 40.0 44.8 56.3 68.1 none 1 loud easy
Dynatron DY1206BH-625 23.2 40.0 55.1 47.6 70.4 none 1 loud stiff
AVC Tundra2 22.0 41.4 47.5 59.0 71.1 none 1 loud stiff
Vantec CCK-6027D 27.4 45.4 49.6 64.9 73.4 none 1 med med
Akasa Ag Mountain2Q 21.7 42.4 48.5 61.2 74.5 none 1 med med
Coolermaster HSC-V62 21.4 47.4 52.8 61.7 74.5 none 1 quiet easy
NengTyi XPC5000 23.9 46.5 49.1 69.1 76.1 none 1 med med
Spire 5F263 22.6 44.7 51.8 64.3 76.2 white 1 low med
Titan TTC-CU5TB 24.2 46.2 51.2 61.8 76.4 none 1 loud stiff
Eumax EU01 22.6 43.5 50.2 60.8 77.1 none 1 med stiff
Taisol CGK760092 23.4 42.7 51.3 61.2 77.5 pink 1 low med
Spire 5T235 22.3 43.0 50.3 62.8 78.1 white 1 med med
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 24.8 46.4 53.8 65.6 78.2 none 1 very low easy
Taisol CMK702 20.6 40.8 48.7 61.6 78.4 none 1 low easy
AVC 112AM1 24.8 46.6 52.9 70.1 79.6 none 1 low stiff
Coolermaster HHC-L61 21.5 47.2 48.3 71.2 82.3 none 1 quiet easy
Spire 5U213C1H36 19.8 45.8 54.4 67.1 83.3 pink 1 low easy
Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 26.5 40.3 55.3 58.6 84.4 carbon 1 loud med
Akasa AK821 22.7 49.4 57.2 74.1 93.2 grey 1 med med
Verax P11T 26.1 61.2 69.7 90.9 102.7 none 1 none easy
Verax P14 26.1 56.9 67.4 81.6 101.2 none 1 none easy
50W 50W 100W 100W

With its fan only rotating at the lower speed of about 3500RPM (according to the spec sheets) the Spire 5U213C1H3G would not reach its full potential. For the fan to reach full speed the ambient temperature would have had to increase along with the thermal load placed on the cooler itself.

Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block
50W 50W 100W 100W
Thermalright SLK800 13.1 15.8 23.5 29.9
Thermalright AX-7 13.1 15.4 24.4 30.4
Coolink U1P2 13.3 19.8 26.8 36.1
Tocools Novasonic 18.0 17.0 31.5 36.5
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 12.6 17.9 31.0 37.1
Arkua 628 18.8 18.2 35.0 38.4
Sibak AC02625B 18.1 35.8 20.0 41.5
Sibak AC06725TH 20.4 23.7 39.2 45.2
Vantec CCK-6027D 18.0 22.2 37.5 46.0
Coolermaster HHC-001 18.3 23.1 34.3 46.4
Dynatron DY1206BH-625 16.8 31.9 24.4 47.2
AVC Tundra2 19.4 26.5 37.0 49.1
NengTyi XPC5000 22.6 25.2 45.2 52.2
Titan TTC-CU5TB 22.0 27.0 37.6 52.2
Akasa Ag mountain2Q 20.7 26.8 39.5 52.8
Coolermaster HSC-V62 26.0 31.4 40.3 53.1
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 21.6 29.0 40.8 53.4
Spire 5F263 22.1 29.2 41.7 53.6
Taisol CGK760092 19.3 37.8 27.9 54.1
Eumax EU01 20.9 27.6 38.2 54.5
AVC 112AM1 21.8 28.1 45.3 54.8
Spire 5T235 20.7 28.0 40.5 55.8
Taisol CMK702 20.2 28.1 41.0 57.8
Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
Coolermaster HHC-L61 25.7 26.8 49.7 60.8
Spire 5U213C1H3G 26.0 34.6 47.3 63.5
Akasa AK821 26.7 34.5 51.4 70.5
Verax P11T 35.1 43.6 64.8 76.6
Verax P14 30.8 41.3 55.5 75.1
50W 50W 100W 100W

The final rise above ambient temperature results for the 5U213C1H3G heatsink are not too flattering despite its low noise fan and extruded aluminum heatsink with screwed on copper baseplate. While the retail price of a heatsink of this class is extremely competitive, the thermal results are not that exciting when the fan has no reason to spin at maximum RPM.

One of the reasons why we are not that keen on this type of dynamic cooling control is that for cases where there is good airflow, ambient temperature may not necessarily rise above 30 degree Celsius. While Spire do not mention the temperature threshold of the sensor, most seem to be set for the 35-45 degree region.

Had the temperature sensor been positioned in direct contact with one of the aluminum fins I think the Spire 5U213C1H3G could have performed quite admirably for an OEM heatsink. I'd recommend to anyone who is using this heatsink to remove the thermistor from its position at the side of the fan and reposition it between two fins at the center of the heatsink (under the fan motor). Noise levels will no doubt increase as will the cooling ability of the Spire FridgeRock heatsink.

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 1:  Spire FridgeRock 5U213C1H3G Heatsink Review
 2:  The heatsink from all sides
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4:  Thermal And Acoustic Results
 5: — Final Temperature Results

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