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Taisol CEK787172 Socket A Heatsink Review
Taisol CEK787172 Socket A Heatsink Review
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Abstract: While the CEK787172 heatsink is dead basic, for older systems where cost and reliability is a factor it might be a good option.

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Taisol   Cooling / Heatsinks   Dec 23, 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-AlCu 20.1 33.1 37.9 49.3 53.0 none 1 med easy
Tocools Novasonic 22.9 40.9 39.9 54.4 59.4 none 1 med stiff
Coolermaster (high) ASBV73U1 25.5 38.9 43.6 50.2 62.2 none 1 loud easy
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
AVC Tundra2 22.0 41.4 47.5 59.0 71.1 none 1 loud stiff
Coolermaster HSC-V62 21.4 47.4 52.8 61.7 74.5 none 1 quiet easy
Arkua 728M-7N01 20.8 40.5 47.8 60.5 75.8 metal 1 med easy
Spire 5F263 22.6 44.7 51.8 64.3 76.2 white 1 low med
Taisol CGK760092 23.4 42.7 51.3 61.2 77.5 pink 1 low med
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 24.8 46.4 53.8 65.6 78.2 none 1 very low easy
Titan TTC-CU9TB/SC 21.9 43.7 49.9 63.5 78.8 none 1 loud easy
AVC 112AM1 24.8 46.6 52.9 70.1 79.6 none 1 low stiff
Taisol CEK787172 21.5 38.4 53.5 57.3 82.0 PCM45 1 med easy
Spire 5U213C1H36 19.8 45.8 54.4 67.1 83.3 pink 1 low easy
Verax P14Cu 25.5 51.3 57.4 75.2 88.7 white 1 silent easy
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
50W 50W 100W 100W

Given that this is an aluminum heatsink with a 60mm fan it is not surprising to find that the Taisol CEK787172 places very low in the list of reference heatsinks. The initial results for our tests on the synthetic temperature test platform with the small die interface at 100W have the CEK787172 performing only 4-5 degrees warmer than the recently reviewed copper Titan TTC-CU9TB/SC!

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
Tocools Novasonic-AlCu 13.0 17.8 29.2 32.9
Coolink U1P2 13.3 19.8 26.8 36.1
Tocools Novasonic 18.0 17.0 31.5 36.5
Coolermaster (high) ASBV73U1 13.4 18.1 24.7 36.7
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
Coolermaster HHC-001 18.3 23.1 34.3 46.4
AVC Tundra2 19.4 26.5 37.0 49.1
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
AVC 112AM1 21.8 28.1 45.3 54.8
Arkua 728M-7N01 19.7 27.0 39.7 55.0
Titan TTC-CU9TB/SC 22.4 28.6 42.2 57.5
Taisol CEK787172 16.9 32.0 35.8 60.5
Verax P14Cu 25.8 31.9 49.7 63.2
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
50W 50W 100W 100W

Without a doubt, the Taisol CEK787172 is an OEM class heatsink destined for mainstream or value-oriented PC cooling. The heatsink should be able to economically cool older AthlonXP processors within reason, but certainly won't offer anything near the low temperatures of several other heatsinks in the reference list.

With measured noise levels on the order of 50 dB, the CEK787172 doesn't even manage to cool processors quiet enough to have the redeeming feature of a low noise cooler, so we can only assume that there is thriving market for older AthlonXP-based PCs that would require a heatsink built primarily around economics.

Bottom line, the Taisol CEK787172 is not the kind of heatsink you'll want to be using with your brand new gaming rig, but should be just fine if you need an inexpensive cooler for an old PC you're turning into an MP3 file server.

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 1:  Taisol CEK787172 Socket A Heatsink Review
 2:  Heatsink Thermal/Acoustic Test Parameters
 3:  Surface Roughness Comparison
 4: — Final Temperature Results

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