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Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC Athlon64 Heatsink Review
Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC Athlon64 Heatsink Review
Abstract: The Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC comes with a fan speed controller used to wrangle in the 63 dBA, 3800RPM fan.

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Titan   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 13, 2005   Max Page  

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360° View - Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC Heatsink
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The Heatsink Fan:
Tacky doesn't begin to describe the silvery plastic fan guard. When spinning at its full 3800RPM, the 80mm fan is extremely noisy (63 dBA). The fan connects via a standard 3-pin motherboard header and supports RPM monitoring.

Heatsink Top:
The clip is very rigid, and a screwdriver must be used to install the Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC heatsink. A 7mm void down the center of the heatsink accomodates the clip tab to prevent axial movement. The fan is supported 5mm above the tips of the fins by a plastic support frame.

Heatsink Side A:
The inserted copper base plate is a scant 2.5mm thick, and soldered in place. The extruded design of this heatsink is just baffling; the fins angle inwards from the outside, so a good third of the fins aren't directly radiating heat from the primary thermal source?! Conversely, the area above the processor core has the least amount of cooling surface area (by way of the fins). Each fin is 1mm thick and spaced 2mm apart.

Heatsink Side B:
The space at the center of the Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC is for the clip mechanism. Otherwise, the outside of the cooler buffed shinny and smooth.

Heatsink Base:
The 77x38mm copper base has been highly polished and is completely curved and wavy because of overzealous buffing - flatness is non-existant. Lapping would help improve the thermal transfer between the CPU and heatsink drastically. As uneven as it is, the surface roughness is less than ~8 microinches.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC Athlon64 Heatsink Review
 2: — 360° View - Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC Heatsink
 3:  Surface Roughness and Acoustic Comparisons
 4:  Final Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

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