Evercool CUW8-715 Copper Heatsink Review
What's better than a little copper to keep your Pentium 4 processor running nice and cool. However, knowing which cooler is worth its weight in copper isn't always a straightforward task. The choice becomes even more complicated when you have heatsink manufacturers adapting K7 cooler designs for the Pentium 4, or simply building P4 heatsinks to fit K7 requirements.
From what we've seen, heatsinks which support both processors (Pentium 4 and K7) in one go, or even in different models, often favor one processor over the other. Given that the Evercool CUW8-715 is a carbon copy of the Evercool CUF-715 for the AthlonXP, it will be interesting to see how the former performs when faced with the increased thermal interface of the Pentium 4 synthetic temperature test platform.
The Evercool CUW8-715 is a nice little socket 478 heatsink constructed of thin copper fins soldered to a rather concise 45x63mm copper base plate. The classy gold fan blades certainly make this cooler stand out, but just how well the heatsink performs thermally is a question which remains to be answered.
The Evercool CUW8-715 uses a set of over-the-heatsink clips which work well enough, but can be a bit tricky to engage in tight spaces.
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