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Kuthtec KTM3000 Copper Core Heatsink Review
Kuthtec KTM3000 Copper Core Heatsink Review
Abstract: Kuthtec use a larger copper center than most manufacturers, extending it the full 30mm height of the heatsink, 30mm.

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Kuthtec   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 11, 2002   Max Page  

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Kuthtec KTM3000 From All Angles

The Fan:

The 70mm Everflow fan draws 0.23A and is fairly average in terms of noise production. The fan attaches directly to the fins with a few spacers to keep it sitting just slightly above the rest of the heatsink. A 3-pin fan header connects directly to the motherboard for power and RPM sensing.

Top: The four spacer washers are visible with the fan removed. There is no central cavity under the fan motor as you can see here, the copper core is flush to the top of the aluminum fins. In most of the recent heatsinks we have seen with this design, the central core does not go all the way to the top, rather there is a cylindrical hole about 30mm in diameter - but not in this case.

Side A: The stainless steel clip is tool free and works really well. The joint may look a little dodgy, but we haven't had any problems with it thus far. Given the choice between a heatsink with a tool free design, and one which requires a screwdriver to install, I'd go for the former.
Side B:
Each of the extruded fins tapers are ~0.75mm thick at the tips, and spaced 2mm apart. The heatsink itself is just 30mm in height, and the side cut to the lower right here is for the clip. Notice the small peg in the copper core which holds the clip in place as well.

Heatsink Base:

The base of the Kuthtec KTM3000 is a little more complex than most other heatsinks but the main reason is for the clipping system. The clip attaches directly to the copper core, and so the fulcrum is at a fixed point and there is no chance of sliding. The central copper core is 24mm in diameter, and the base finish is very smooth, and flat.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Kuthtec KTM3000 Copper Core Heatsink Review
 2: — heatsink from all angles
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4:  Acoustic Testing Results
 5:  Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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