Heatsink Reviews and Analysis

TOP 5 Heat Sinks     TOP 5 Low Profile Heat Sinks     TOP 5 Liquid Coolers    
 Heatsinks by Brand / Mfgr      Reviews + Articless     Advanced Search    

Vantec VA4C7040 Aeroflow Heatsink Review
Vantec VA4C7040 Aeroflow Heatsink Review
Abstract: The Vantec Aeroflow VAC7040 copper core socket A heatsink is one of the most unique heatsinks Vantec have produced.

 Manufacturer  Category  Published  Author 
Vantec   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 06, 2002   Max Page  
Vantec VA4C7040 Aeroflow Heatsink Review

The Vantec Aeroflow VAC7040 copper core socket A heatsink is one of the most unique heatsinks Vantec have produced since we began reviewing heatsinks in our own FrostyTech way. Retailing for about $32 USD the primarily aluminum heatsink employs several manufacturing principles in its creation with the ultimate goal of potent cooling, and lower noise levels.

Holding the Vantec Aeroflow in my hands proves that the squarish appearance is deceiving - the heatsink weighs under 400 grams and is lighter than it looks. The bottom of the heatsink appears pretty solid when you rotate it over, but in actuality, most of the surface of the heatsink is cooling fin.

The Aeroflow uses a TMD fan for cooling because there is more even airflow than with a traditional brushless DC fan. TMD fans which were used on several Swiftech models were recalled earlier this year as many of you are aware. We asked Vantec about this issue in no uncertain terms and were told that the TMD fans used here do not suffer the same defects. After all, the last thing we would want to do is review a heatsink that could potentially fry your processor because of faulty electronics!

Heatsink Specsheet:
  • Model Name: VA4C7040
  • Fan Specs: 5600RPM, 35CFM, 12V, 0.30A.
  • Fan Dim: 15x75x75mm
  • Heatsink Dim: 75x75x60mm
  • HS Material: Extruded/milled aluminum, copper insert
  • Weight: 384rams
  • Mfg by: Vantec

Sold By:

Heatsink Audio Sample Included.

The heatsink is built up from a core extrusion which then has a central cylinder for the copper core bored to the correct tolerances. With the copper core hydraulically pressed into place, the external fins of the Aeroflow are cut by a flat saw blade.

Each fin measures under 1mm in thickness, and the base of the fins taper out as the cut nears the base of the heatsink to help direct exhaust airflow from the TMD fan (Tip Magnetic Drive).

The idea of the tapered fins seems to be to bring the exhaust air down through the fins and then out laterally at the base of the heatsink so the air doesn't back pressure against the motherboard, or processor itself. You should be able to see the slight taper from the above photo which was taken looking down the heatsink from the perspective of the fan itself.

° Next Page 

Table of Contents:

 1: — Vantec VA4C7040 Aeroflow Heatsink Review
 2:  Close up look at the heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4:  Acoustic Test Results
 5:  Synthetic Temperature Test Results

List all Vantec heat sinks that Frostytech tested?

Facebook RSS Feed Twitter
° Got Feedback?
° Mk.II Test Platform
° Where To Buy?
° Manufacturer Index
° Industry Dir.
° Cooling Projects
Recently Tested

Arctic Liquid Freezer 120 CPU Watercooler Review

Scythe Mugen 5 Rev B SCMG-5100 Heatsink Review

Gelid Tranquillo 4 Air Cooled Heatsink Review

Coolermaster Ergostand III Laptop Cooling Stand Review

Noctua NH-D9DXi4-3U LGA2011 Xeon Server/Workstation Heatsink Review

Noctua NH-L9x65 Low Profile Heatsink Review
...More Articles >>

Websites you may also like:
Since June 1999

Find a Heatsink
Latest Heatsink Reviews
Top 5 Heatsinks Tested
Top 5 Low Profile Heatsinks
Top 5 Liquid Coolers
Heatsinks by Mfgr / Brand

Social Media
Pinterest Info
Contact Us / Heatsink Submissions
Submit News
Privacy Policy
Suite 66

© Copyright 1999-2024 All Rights Reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use
Images © and may not be reproduced without express written permission. Current students and faculty of accredited Universities may use Frostytech images in research papers and thesis, provided each image is attributed.