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Tocools Novasonic Heatsink Review
Tocools Novasonic Heatsink Review
Abstract: There have been other examples of similar techniques, but nothing quite like Tocools application on the Novasonic.

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Tocools   Cooling / Heatsinks   Dec 18, 2002   Max Page  

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Tocools Novasonic From All Angles

The Fan:

The Delta fan used here is 80mm in size and protected by a fan grill. The fan draws 0.51A and rotates at around 4000RPM.The fan connects to the motherboard via a standard three-pin motherboard fan header. There is just 1.5mm of clearance below the fan, and above the square tips of the fins.

Top: With 23 fins machined from a solid block of aluminum, the heatsink has less surface area than a traditional heatsink would typically. Each fin measures 1mm thick, and is spaced 2mm apart from one another. The interesting part of this heatsink lies below the metal clip....

Side A: The side profile of the Novasonic shows off a series of three steps in the side of all the fins. A set of spring clips are used to hold the fan in place on top of the heatsink. At the bottom corners you should be able to see small indents. They have been made to help ensure that the heatsink will fit on motherboards with closely placed capacitors.
Side B:
The clip Tocools use is not that great, but it gets the job done if you have a screwdriver and are careful about it. The clip is recessed into the body of the heatsink because it is wider than the Socket A platform. From this angle you can see the steps in the outer fins we mentioned previously. At the center of the heatsink the base is 20mm thick. At the outer edges it is just 1mm thick.

Heatsink Base:

The indents as well as the cut for the socket A cam are clearly visible when you flip the Tocools Novasonic over. The base of the heatsink is perfectly finished - flat and very smooth. As the heatsink is 80mm in size it may not fit on every single socket A motherboard out there.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Tocools Novasonic Heatsink Review
 2: — Close up look at the heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4:  Acoustic Testing Results
 5:  Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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