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TS Heatronics SCR325-2F Radiator Heatsink Review
TS Heatronics SCR325-2F Radiator Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The TS Heatronics CPU Radiator (SCR325-2F) features Heatlane Technology which is also known as Akachi-pipe (after the inventor) or "meandering capillary tube heat pipe" in its construction.

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TS Heatronics   Cooling / Heatsinks   Dec 03, 2001   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample

Curiously, the component of this heatsink that does the work is silent, but the fans needed to remove the heat are noisy. Given the way this cooler operates I'd be very tempted to submerge it in solution and ditch the fans altogether... perhaps some one will try a liquid cooled variant of this heatsink soon. For the moment, the twin fans add a lot of noise to the system environment, but not enough to really deafen. Thankfully. Listen to the Radiator heatsink by clicking on the headphones.

FrostyTech Acoustic Sampling Chamber (~10 sec)
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Standard Waveform view.
(Listen to an MP3 recording of this heatsink by clicking on the headphones)

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

FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Test Platform Results
Mfg. Model Ambient Temp. 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip force
50W 50W 100W 100W
1 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 26.5 39.1 44.4 57.5 63.6 grey 1 med med
2 Vantec CCK-6027D 27.4 45.4 49.6 64.9 73.4 none 1 med med
3 OCZ Dominator 26.5 37.7 50.9 52.4 74.2 none 1 loud med
4 Swiftech MCXC370 22.3 42.0 46.1 60.3 75.6 none 1 med hard
5 Akasa Silver Mountain 26.6 46.2 51.5 65.0 76.1 none 1 loud med
6 TS Heatronics SCR325-2F 21.6 42.9 46.7 63.7 76.4 none 2 loud stiff
7 Vantec CCK-6035D-Retail 26.5 44.2 52.8 63.2 77.9 none 1 loud med
8 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 26.5 40.3 55.3 58.6 84.4 carbon 1 loud med
9 Spire 5T060B1H3R 26.7 42.7 57.5 64.6 85.1 none 1 low med
10 Thermalright CB-6L 24.6 50.3 57.7 73.8 92.7 white pad 1 low med
50W 50W 100W 100W

The SCR325-2F is very good cooler that offers comparable performance to several others in the market but it is by no means top of the line. Given that this technology is still quite new, I'm considering the Radiator a first generation cooler, and one which has lots of room for optimization to provide better competition. Compared to the other coolers in this range it has some of the smallest, and lowest RPM fans.

On another level, the copper plate on the base of the heatsink seems to be sized for the good old socket 370 PGA Celerons, and that leaves me with a suspicion that this design is a little older than most of us might realize. That's just a hunch, but I'm guessing this technology has plenty more room to maneuver.



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Table of Contents:

 1:  TS Heatronics SCR325-2F Radiator Heatsink Review
 2:  Akachi Pipe Technology
 3:  The heatsink from all angles
 4:  Heatsink Test Apparatus - Acoustic, Thermal
 5: — Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample
 6:  Conclusions on the CPU Radiator

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