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Frostytech ACPSink
Frostytech ACPSink
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Abstract: The Frosty ACPSink is a one of a kind Athlon heatsink. It's made from an aluminum plate and sixty-odd sections of imbedded copper pipe.

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FrostyTech   Cooling / Heatsinks   Sep 09, 2000   Max Page  
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Once the lapping was finished the Frosty ACPsink was done. A quick dip in some pickling solution to clean it up and a few seconds under a buffing wheel and there it sat all nice and shinny. The four mounting holes were tapped to accept a set of stainless steel screws. Those screws would hold our test Athlon on securely. Two 60mm fans were also mounted to the front of the heatsink via the copper pipes.

The final ACPsink in all its shinny glory.Without fans or a processor strapped to its back it looks kinna cool, but with those two components would it be able to cool?
Two ball bearing 60mm fans blow cool air onto the ACPsink and the base plate. Our hope was that the perforated design of this heatsink would aid processor cooling, but there would be no way to tell until we tried overclocking that Athlon.

Stage two in our look at the Frosty ACPsink deals with how well this one of a kind heat sink was able to perform in the real world, onĀ an overclocked Althon 500 Mhz. The questions awaiting us all came down to one thing, would this radical design improve cooling? Time to find out!

Let's have a look at overclocking with the Frosty ACPsink...


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Table of Contents:

 1:  Frostytech ACPSink
 2:  Heatsink Layout
 3:  Cutting the aluminium base plate
 4:  Making lots of holes
 5:  Reamed and chamfered holes
 6:  Getting the copper pipe ready to go
 7:  Installing the copper pipes
 8: — The final ACPsink

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