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Spire 5T235 Heatsink Review
Spire 5T235 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: With the new 5T235 a lot seems to have changed; newer fancier packaging, an improved heatsink design, and most importantly improved manufacturing.

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Spire   Cooling / Heatsinks   Jun 13, 2002   Max Page  

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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 Arkua 628 23.9 42.7 42.1 58.9 62.3 none 1 med med
2 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 26.5 39.1 44.4 57.5 63.6 grey 1 med med
3 Sibak AC02625B 23.2 41.3 59.0 43.2 64.7 none 1 loud med
4 Swiftech MCXC370 21.4 38.3 43.4 53.5 65.7 none 1 med med
5 Coolermaster HHC-001 21.7 40.0 44.8 56.3 68.1 none 1 loud easy
6 Tocools Crown 23.2 38.8 53.2 47.9 70.2 none 1 loud stiff
7 Dynatron DY1206BH-625 23.2 40.0 55.1 47.6 70.4 none 1 loud stiff
8 Vantec CCK-6027D 27.4 45.4 49.6 64.9 73.4 none 1 med med
9 Coolermaster HSC-V62 21.4 47.4 52.8 61.7 74.5 none 1 quiet easy
10 Cybercooler P5750 23.3 43.4 49.2 63.5 74.9 none 1 loud med
11 Swiftech MCX370 22.3 42.0 46.1 60.3 75.6 none 1 med hard
12 NengTyi XPC5000 23.9 46.5 49.1 69.1 76.1 none 1 med med
13 Spire 5F263 22.6 44.7 51.8 64.3 76.2 white 1 low med
14 Taisol CGK760092 23.4 42.7 51.3 61.2 77.5 pink 1 low med
15 Spire 5T235 22.3 43.0 50.3 62.8 78.1 white 1 med med
16 Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 24.8 46.4 53.8 65.6 78.2 none 1 very low easy
17 AVC 112AM1 24.8 46.6 52.9 70.1 79.6 none 1 low stiff
18 GlacialTech Igloo 2310 23.5 44.9 53.7 66.7 80.8 silver 1 med very stiff
19 Sibak AE01625B 23.5 40.8 54.4 57.1 81.0 none 1 loud easy
20 Coolermaster HHC-L61 21.5 47.2 48.3 71.2 82.3 none 1 quiet easy
21 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 26.5 40.3 55.3 58.6 84.4 carbon 1 loud med
22 JMC Products 400023 23.1 44.5 65.2 55.3 85.2 Chomerics T725 1 low easy
23 Sibak AT01515B 23.0 45.1 64.6 60.1 95.2 none 2 med stiff
50W 50W 100W 100W

Extruded aluminum heatsinks have begun to show their age and tend to land lower in the list of reference coolers than full copper, or copper-aluminum heatsinks generally do. This is not to say that they do no have their place in computers, but the applications should be chosen a little more carefully.

Performance users swear by copper and would never really consider anything else. Average users with processors running at default speeds can usually get by with a decent OEM class heatsink. At the very least, a cooler like the 5T235 can have its' fan switched out for something a bit more powerful if core temps rise beyond a users preference.

Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block
50W 50W 100W 100W
1 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 12.6 17.9 31.0 37.1
2 Arkua 628 18.8 18.2 35.0 38.4
3 Sibak AC02625B 18.1 35.8 20.0 41.5
4 Swifech MCXC370 16.9 22.0 32.1 44.3
5 Vantec CCK-6027D 18.0 22.2 37.5 46.0
6 Coolermaster HHC-001 18.3 23.1 34.3 46.4
7 Tocools Crown 15.6 30.0 24.7 47.0
8 Dynatron DY1206BH-625 16.8 31.9 24.4 47.2
9 Cybercooler P5750 20.1 25.9 40.2 51.6
10 NengTyi XPC5000 22.6 25.2 45.2 52.2
11 Coolermaster HSC-V62 26.0 31.4 40.3 53.1
12 Swiftech MCX370 19.7 23.8 38.0 53.3
13 Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 21.6 29.0 40.8 53.4
14 Spire 5F263 22.1 29.2 41.7 53.6
15 Taisol CGK760092 19.3 37.8 27.9 54.1
16 AVC 112AM1 21.8 28.1 45.3 54.8
17 Spire 5T235 20.7 28.0 40.5 55.8
18 GlacialTech Igloo 2310 21.4 43.2 30.2 57.3
19 Sibak AE01625B 17.3 30.9 33.6 57.5
20 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
21 Coolermaster HHC-L61 25.7 26.8 49.7 60.8
22 JMC Products 400023 21.3 42.0 32.1 62.0
23 Sibak AT01515B 22.1 41.6 37.1 72.2
50W 50W 100W 100W

When we look at the rise above ambient temperatures (which are grouped according to the results in the far-right column) we can see that A) the 5T235 is pretty well equipped in the 50 Watt range, and B) fits into the OEM/average heatsink class. A temp of ~56 degrees Celsius on the small copper interface die is pretty much dead center in the range.

Below 55 degrees is obviously best, but thankfully the Spire cooler does not fall into the 60 degree, or over, range.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Spire 5T235 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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