|360° View - Evercool PT02-9232CP Heatsink
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Heatsink Fan: |
heatsink is built with
an 92mm diameter fan that spins at 1300-4000RPM. The speed of the seven-bladed Pulse
Width Modulation (PWM) fan is controlled via the BIOS. Power
is supplied by the 4-pin PWM fan cable which connects to a standard 3-pin
or 4-pin motherboard fan header. There is a 10mm plenum between the
fan blades and the top of the cooling fins. The plastic
fan shroud protects the fan blades from all but the most direct of errant objects, and given
the speeds we're dealing with here... a fan guard really should have been included.
The 92mm PWM fan runs loudly at full speed (4000rpm) when its connected to a
standard 3-pin fan header.
With the fan support structure removed, the
common design of Evercool PT02-9232CP heatsink is visible. The
central copper core is 13mm thick at the base, then the
remaining 22mm deep cavity opens up so there is just 2mm of
copper along either edge. The copper core remains 9mm shy of the top
of the 38mm tall aluminum section however. The aluminum 'donut' measures 89mm in diameter, though
each side is comprised of 2.7mm of solid aluminum and ~25mm
of bifurcated aluminum cooling fin. Each fin is 1.0mm thick at the base and
spaced 1.5 apart. The fin tips are just 0.3mm thick, and spaced 1.5mm from the next.
The metal body of the
Evercool PT02-9232CP heatsink stands exactly 38mm tall, with an overall height of
74mm. The plastic clips lock directly into the 4mm motherboard mounting
holes which surround the LGA775 processor socket. To release the heatsink
from the board, the upper portion of the clip is rotated 90 degrees and
pulled upwards. The heatsink then pulls free of the board.
Heatsink Side B:
The fan support frame locks onto the
aluminum portion of the heatsink with a couple slashes cut into the side
of the fins. The fan frame is held in tension, so vibration and rattling
shouldn't be an issue. Air is exhausted outwards from the cooling fins,
where it can then be used to cool adjacent board-mounted components.
The copper base of the Evercool PT02-9232CP heatsink is 29mm in diameter
where it makes contact with the processor integrated heatspreader (IHS). The copper is
machined perfectly flat, and smooth. Surface roughness is on
the order of ~8 microinches, which is considered excellent. Owing to the pinless
design of the LGA775 processor and socket, the mounting clips and
hardware on the heatsink are rigid mounts. It's the CPU in the socket
which provides the tension to the equation, by means of its many
springy electrical contacts. The cooler is shown here without its plastic retention