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AVC Z7U7414001 Athlon64 Socket AM2 / 939 Heatsink Review
AVC Z7U7414001 Athlon64 Socket AM2 / 939 Heatsink Review
Overall Rating:   84%
Abstract: Want to know what heatsink AMD rely's on for its socket AM2 Athlon64 FX and Athlon64 X2 reference platforms? The AVC Z7U7414001 heatsink.

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FrostyTech.com Mk.II Synthetic Thermal Heatsink Test Results
Results based on readings from a 38x38mm copper interface die with 125W heat load on the Mk.II Test Platform. Thermal Test values for each heatsink were calculated by determining the rise over ambient temperature at time of test. Information on Frostytech's test methodology is available here.
Socket 939/940/754 compatible CPU heatsinks
Manufacturer: Model No.: *Fan Speed: 125W Thermal Test (°C) Noise Level (dBA)

AVC Z7U7414001 high 17.0 63.0
Noctua NH-U12 17.5 45.4
Gigabyte G-Power Pro high 18.6 71.9
Noctua NH-U9 18.8 58.4
Coolermaster Hyper6 high 20.5 54.7
Thermaltake Venus 12 high 21.7 68.1
ASUS Starice high 22.8 67.4
Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 high 23.0 53.2
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro 23.2 50.9
Coolermaster Aquagate Mini high 23.2 59.2
Thermaltake Polo 735 high 23.4 68.0
Cooljag SFO-H high 23.6 60.6
Alpha PAL-8150 23.7 58.9
Zalman CNPS9500LED (clip parallel) high 23.8 50.3
AVC Z7U3301001 (stock 939) high 24.6 59.9
Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra high 24.8 63.0
Scythe Shogun high 26.0 45.9
EKL V8 high 26.3 57.5
Gigabyte 3D Rocket-Pro high 26.9 56.7
Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Pro high 27.0 62.5
Spire SP601B3 28.3 48.9
Ajigo MF064-074 high 28.8 60.3
Gigabyte 3D-Rocket 28.9 50.7
Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 low 29.2 36.0
Vantec Mach1 high 29.2 56.9
AVC Z7U7414001 low 29.6 48.1
CoolJag SFO-D(18SC) 29.6 64.0
Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 30.5 43.9
Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu high 30.3 45.2
Dynatron SK-V24 30.3 56.4
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu high 31.0 45.2
Coolermaster Hyper48 31.7 43.6
Scythe Kama SCKK1000 31.9 47.5
Scythe Samurai SCSM1000 high 32.1 51.6
Zalman CNPS7000B-CU high 32.3 44.9
Thermaltake Silentboost K8 32.3 49.7
Jetart JAX801 33.2 53.5
Dynatron A22 34.5 44.5
nPowertek NPH K8-1 34.6 52.2
Ajigo MF043-044 (stock 754) 35.0 45.4
Verax Quattro 1 36.9 30.9
Arctic Cooling Silencer 64 Ultra TC 37.5 55.5
Gigabyte NeonCooler 8-BL 37.7 42.0
Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC 38.7 63.1
Evercool K802-715 42.1 51.5
Spire SP741B3 43.2

45.6

Evercool Magic Cooler 46.6 55.5
ASUS Starice low 92.4+ 34.4
125W Thermal Test (°C) Noise Level (dBA)
*Heatsinks are ranked according to the 125W Thermal Test results column (rise over ambient temp.). Low temperatures with low noise levels are considered best. For reference heatsinks with variable-speed fans, only the high speed (12V) fan test result is included in the comparison sheet; more detailed results reside in each specific heatsink review.

The FrostyTech Mk.II thermal test platform stresses both socket 939 and socket AM2 class K8 heatsinks with 125W of heat, and once equilibrium is reached we note the rise in temperature (2nd column from the right) above that of the ambient temp. So in effect what we're doing is leveling the playing field and allowing comparisons between each heatsink in this reference list. The far right column identifies the noise level of each specific heatsink, and naturally the quieter the better!

With a 125W heat load applied, the AVC Z7U7414001 socket AM2 reference heatsink yields a very nice rise above ambient temperature at the slowest fan speed of 29.6°C, with just 48.1 dBA noise. When the Z7U7414001's fan speed is increased from 3800RPM to 5400RPM, the socket AM2 heatsink posts much cooler temperatures.... the best we've tested thus far in fact.

The full speed test produces about 63.0 dBA noise, but the rise above ambient temperature result drops to a record breaking 17.0°C rise above ambient temperature!

At its highest fan speed of 5400RPM, the AVC Z7U7414001 heatsink is among the best solutions for either the socket AM2 or socket 939 AMD Athlon64 platform. When running with a more conservative fan speed, the AVC Z7U7414001 heatsink certainly falls within the crowd of well performing mainstream coolers. It compares well against the only other purpose built socket AM2 we've thus tested, the Zalman CNPS9500 AM2, though each has its own specific qualities. Considering these results, it is clear that AVC has provided socket 754/939/940 and AM2 Athlon64 users with very capable heatsink.

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Article Contents:
 Page 1:  AVC Z7U7414001 Athlon64 Socket AM2 / 939 Heatsink Review
 Page 2:  AMD Athlon64 Socket AM2 Heatsink Considerations
 Page 3:  360° View - AVC Z7U7414001 Heatsink
 Page 4:  Acoustic Comparisons and Base Surface Quality
 Page 5:  — Final Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

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