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Millennium Thermal Glaciator Copper Heatsink
Millennium Thermal Glaciator Copper Heatsink
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Abstract: The Glaciator is an "Integrated Augmented Fan Heatsink". Constructed from a solid block of copper, the fin section of this heatsink is so finely constructed...

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millennium-thermal   Cooling / Heatsinks   Jul 08, 2001   Max Page  
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We did notice that the Glaciator was not nearly as loud as the Delta fan is on most other heatsinks that are on the market. Contrary to our initial impressions of the Augmented Fan Technology the Glaciator is not completely silent. It does produce an audible amount of noise, but to give some credit, the tone is not nearly as sharp as that of the Delta.

Synthetic Temperature Test Results:

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Mfg. Name Model No. Ambient Temp. (C) Large block (C) Small block (c) Thermal compound Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip
1 Globalwin CAK38 25.2 43.5 45.8 silver goo - 1 high hard
2 Thermalright SK6 26.4 38.9 46.4 silver goo none 1 loud med
3 Thermoengine V60-4210 25.0 43.9 47.6 AOS52029KY grey 1 low mod
4 Vantec CCK-6035D 27.0 45.8 48.0 silver goo none 1 high easy
5 Millennium Glaciator 27.0 46.0 50.0 silver goo none 1 med easy
6 Vantec FCE-6030D 26.2 46.6 50.7 silver goo - 1 high med
7 Thermaltake DU0462-9 mini CuOrb 25.2 48.8 53.0 silver goo - 1 med med
8 Blizzard S370-L 25.8 52.4 54.7 silver goo none 1 low easy
9 Neng Tyi SN03 27.7 45.9 57.2 AOS 52029KY green 1 med stiff
10 Coolermaster DP5-6H11 26.6 49.9 61.0 AOS 52029KY pink 1 low stiff
11 Vantec GSW-6015 26.0 48.0 64.2 AOS 52029KY none 1 low easy

It's interesting to note that while the Millennium does make a slight trade-off for ultimate cooling by not using the very noisy Delta fan, the addition of such a fan only augments the thermal results by about 2 degrees. For the sake of curiosity, we tested the Glaciator without its' standard fan, and instead with the 6800RPM Delta fan mounted on it. The noise was considerably higher, and the temperature reading dropped to roughly 48 degrees. A minor improvement for a large acoustical trade off.

Rise Above Ambient Temperature (C)
Mfg. Model with large block with small block
1 Thermalright SK6 12.5 20.0
2 Globalwin CAK38 18.3 20.6
3 Vantec CCK-6035D 18.8 21.0
4 Thermoengine V60-4210 18.9 22.6
5 Millennium Glaciator 19.0 23.0
6 Vantec FCE-6030D 20.4 24.5
7 Thermaltake DU0462-9 mini CuOrb 23.6 27.8
8 Blizzard S370-L 26.6 28.9
9 Neng Tyi SN03 18.2 29.5
10 Coolermaster DP5-6H11 23.3 34.4
11 Vantec GSW-6015 22.0 38.2

For its size, the Glaciator comes in a bit short of what we'd really like to see from it. That said, it is also important to remember that this heatsink has been designed from the outset with the intent of providing cooling with the least amount of fan noise. The largest tradeoff appears to be sheer weight, and a somewhat slower then the current median fan RPM.

Despite the slightly slower fan, the Glaciator does perform very well. Additionally, as a solid copper heatsink it does offer some degree of an upgrade path as the Augmented fan could potentially be substituted with a more zippy (and noisy) fan. The overall difference between the Glaciator and the Thermalright SK6 is no more than ~3 degrees, though the base finish is superior on the Glaciator. Definitely a cool heatsink with a lot of potential.



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