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Vantec VP4-7245 Aeroflow 2 P4 Heatsink Review
Vantec VP4-7245 Aeroflow 2 P4 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: Vantec's entire socket 478 heatsink weighs in at 472grams, and interestingly enough, gets by with just a 70mm fan; odd since 80mm fans are the standard these days.

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Vantec   Cooling / Heatsinks   Apr 24, 2004   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Final Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

You'll note that I've dropped out the actual test figures, and so FrostyTech is only showing the final rise above ambient temperature results in heatsink reviews from now on. With the number of heatsinks we have reviewed, the list was simply getting too long; and given the choice of keeping one long list of comparative heatsink results, or two shorter ones, I chose the former.

Information not expressly stated anymore concerns the pre-applied thermal pad (we remove this for testing any way), the number of fans, general fan noise and clip force observations, and ambient temperature.

As always, Frosty's Synthetic Temperature Test results for the Socket 478 Intel Pentium 4 platform are grouped according to the results of the 100W test die.

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

( Socket 478 - Pentium4 ) Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 27mm large copper block

50W

100W

Thermalright (high) SLK-900U 11.6 20.5
Cooljag (high) CJC66IC-A 10.4 21.3
Gigabyte (high) PCU31-VH 12.5 22.3
Coolermaster (high) Hyper6 KHCV81U1 12.4 23.4
Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu 12.4 24.9
Thermal Integration TI-RV104N 14.4 25.4
Alpha PAL8942 14.7 26.1
Gigabyte (high) 3DCooler-pro 15.6 26.6
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu 14.1 27.7
AVC 117140 15.2 27.8
JMC 401100 15.6 27.9
Coolermaster (high) Jet4 12.6 28.1
Coolermaster IHC-H71 14.0 28.1
Taisol CEP447181 14.6 28.7
Jetart JAP416A 11.8 29.1
Thermal Integration TI-A8736N 12.4 29.1
Arkua 8568 15.4 29.3
Intel Stock 3.06GHz 15.0 30.1
Jetart JAP407A 13.8 30.2
Taisol CCP445172 17.5 30.7
Thermal Integration TI-RV108N 15.9 31.7
Spire SP411C5 17.3 31.7
Vantec VP4-7245 18.0 31.7
Arkua Q85X-7J 16.7 31.9
Dynatron DC1207BMX 17.2 32.4
Thermal Integration (high) TI-V7035TN 18.1 32.7
Cooljag JVC661A 17.3 33.5
TS Heatronics (6" fan dist) NCU-1000 15.6 33.6
Dynatron DC1206BMY 18.6 33.6
Scythe Kamakaze 18.9 34.1
Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 17.2 34.3
Taisol CEP426151A 19.4 35.4
Spire SP420B8 17.4 36.2
Arkua 8456X-8T 18.6 36.3
Arkua 838T-7G 18.7 36.7
Intel Socket 478 19.4 37.4
Dynatron DC1207BMW 19.5 37.9
Zalman CNPS5700D-Cu 18.9 38.3
Titan CW9TB/SC 18.9 38.3
Evercool NW9F715CA 19.1 38.5
Aopen ACP4LC 17.9 38.8
Globalwin VA476 20.8 39.3
Dynatron DC1206BM-S 20.8 39.6
AVC 117160 20.3 39.8
Evercool CUW8-715 21.8 40.8
Arctic Cooling SuperSilent4 Pro 21.7 43.0
Dynatron DC1206BMV 22.0 45.1
Vantec GSN-7105 25.1 46.6
Arkua 848X-6B 27.3 53.2
Verax P16 27.4 54.0
Dynatron DC1U-B02 32.9 67.4

50W

100W

The Vantec Aeroflow2 VP4-7245 Pentium 4 heatsink comes in just a little below the upper end of this list of reference heatsinks. On the FrostyTech Synthetic temperature test platform, it weighs in at a little under 32 degrees Celsius (rise above ambient temperature), which is good.

At this point, any heatsink which manages under 25 degrees rise above ambient temperature is considered a performance heatsink - so the Vantec Aeroflow2 isn't quite up in that league. Still, it is a very good cooler, and one that would be well served in many a PC. It cools better than the stock all-aluminum Intel heatsink we tested previously, but not as well as the copper-based 3.06 GHz model Intel briefly shipped with its processors.

Bottom line, while the Vantec Aeroflow2 does handle the thermal tests well, if we consider the noise output it creates there are far better heatsinks available which can match, or beat, its thermal performance while making less of a racket. Where it does excel, is in its price point - at just $23 USD, the Aeroflow2 is pretty competitively priced if you on a budget, and looking for a heatsink.

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 1:  Vantec VP4-7245 Aeroflow 2 P4 Heatsink Review
 2:  Examining the Heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Thermal/Acoustic Test Parameters
 4:  Surface Roughness, Acoustic recordings and measurements
 5: — Final Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

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