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Taisol CEP409151A Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Taisol CEP409151A Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Abstract: With a difference as close as this to the stock Intel we can pretty much say that the two heatsinks are on par.

 Manufacturer  Category  Published  Author 
Taisol   Cooling / Heatsinks   May 27, 2002   Max Page  

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

FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Test Platform Results
Mfg. Model Ambient Temp. 27mm large copper block 27mm large copper block Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip force
50W 100W
1 AVC 117140 22.6 37.8 50.4 none 1 med med
2 Arkua 8568 22.4 37.8 51.7 none 1 med med
3 NengTyi XPC5000 23.8 38.4 53.9 none 1 med loud
4 Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 23.1 40.3 57.4 none 1 low easy
5 Vantec GSN-7025 22.5 41.7 58.5 none 1 med med
6 Chauh Choung DTA-478 22.4 42.1 59.0 carbon 1 low med
7 Intel Socket 478 22.4 41.8 59.8 carbon 1 low med
8 Titan TTC-MT3AB 22.8 41.5 61.2 none 2 loud stiff
9 Dynatron DC1206BM-S 22.4 43.2 62.0 none 1 med med
10 AVC 117160 22.4 42.7 62.2 white pad 1 med med
11 Taisol CEP409151A 23.5 43.0 62.2 none 1 low N/A
12 Cho-Liang CL-CB00881 23.6 41.2 65.0 none 1 med easy
13 Cho-Liang CL-CB0094-1A 23.2 39.5 67.9 none 1 med easy
14 Dynatron DC1206BMV 23.1 45.1 68.2 none 1 low easy
15 Vantec GSN-7015 22.4 47.5 69.0 none 1 loud stiff
50W 100W

It's always difficult to tell exactly where a particular heatsink will place in any given set of reference heatsinks. With so many different companies competing against one-another, and so many different technologies employed in each heatsink we are always surprised by at least one heatsink's performance over another. The Taisol however, manages just typical performance in comparison to that of the stock Intel heatsink.

Once we take a look at the rise above ambient temperatures we should have a better idea of where it stands.

Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 27mm large copper block



1 AVC 117140 15.2 27.8
2 Arkua 8568 15.4 29.3
3 NengTyi XPC5000 14.6 30.1
4 Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 17.2 34.3
5 Vantec GSN-7025 19.2 36.0
6 chauh Choung DTA-478 19.7 36.6
7 Intel Socket 478 19.4 37.4
8 Titan TTC-MT3AB 18.7 38.4
9 Taisol CEP409151A 19.5 38.7
10 Dynatron DC1206BM-S 20.8 39.6
11 AVC 117160 20.3 39.8
12 Cho-Liang CL-CB00881 18.2 41.4
13 Cho-Liang CL-CB0094-1A 16.3 44.7
14 Dynatron DC1206BMV 22.0 45.1
15 Vantec GSN-7105 25.1 46.6



With a difference as close as this to the stock Intel we can pretty much say that the two heatsinks are on par. Given that information the Taisol CEP409151A is certainly a good replacement for the Intel heatsink, but it is not an upgrade. The thermal performance remains the same which means overclockers and performance users seeking added cooling capabilities will have to look elsewhere.

Overall the Taisol CEP409151A is about as complicated as its name implies. Reliance on a non-standard clipping mechanism which requires the user to remove the motherboard prior to installation, but which has no noticeable benefits over the later is not going to succeed very well. Although the heatsink is completely capable, and relatively quiet there is little reason to side with the CEP409151A unless of course you happen to have a supply of OEM socket m478 Pentium 4 processors on hand and are building your own custom computers.

General users looking for an upgrade on the current Intel heatsink are just not going to find that in this heatsink, but perhaps users of 2U servers may find a good heatsink solution here... hard to say, and hard to justify, but decent cooling performance.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Taisol CEP409151A Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
 2:  Close up look at the heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4:  Acoustic Test Results
 5: — Thermal test results

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