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Cooler Master HSC-V62 Copper Heatsink Review
Cooler Master HSC-V62 Copper Heatsink Review
Abstract: Beneath the shiny exterior of the Cooler Master copper skive heatsink there lies a small thermistor which sends back temperature readings to the fan.

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CoolerMaster   Cooling / Heatsinks   Jun 04, 2002   Max Page  

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HSC-V62 From All Angles

The Fan:

The model number on the fan is A6025-68BB-3AS-PI and it comes bearing a Coolermaster sticker. Spec'd out at between 3000-6800 RPM the 60mm fan is a good adaptation of existing technologies for the best overall benefit. The fan draws 0.2A and supports RPM monitoring, though some motherboards may have problems with the 3000RPM speed if the threshold is set too low.

Top: A copper-coloured aluminum fan shroud supports the fan and gives 6mm of headspace over the tips of the copper skives. The clip sits in the middle channel but does not have any small taps to keep it exactly in position. However this is only a minor point to consider. Since the thermistor sits 3mm above the base of the motor it does not come in direct contact with the copper.

Side A: With a total of 36 copper skive fins the HSC-V62 comes well equipped, but still leaves a little room for future models to upgrade. Each fin is about 0.7mm thick and the fins are spaced 1mm apart. The base plate is just under 5mm thick, and since this is a skive heatsink, the entire unit is of course cut from one block of copper. In typical Coolermaster fashion the stainless steel mounting clip comes with a nice big thumb grip so that the heatsink can be installed without the need for any tools whatsoever.
Side B:
Skive heatsinks rely on the copper fins for their cooling and rarely have any kind of side venting unless it is to accommodate the clip mechanism. The deep-orange anodized aluminum goes will with the copper but doesn't look like "fake copper" so the consumer isn't confused. The shroud mounts to the copper base with screws so there is little chance of it falling loose over time. All in all, the HSC-V62 is a very solidly built cooler.

Heatsink Base:

While a nicely machined base is not the be all and end all of a heatsink, it is one of the most important areas which receives the least amount of attention. Since AMD processors mount directly on the silicon core it is best to look for heatsinks which have a machined base. The Coolermaster HSC-V62 has some very faint machining lines visible, but in testing with an engineers straight edge we can see that the base is very flat, and very smooth.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Cooler Master HSC-V62 Copper Heatsink Review
 2: — Close up look at the heatsink
 3:  New Heatsink Test Parameters
 4:  Acoustic Test Results
 5:  Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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