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Akasa Icicle 238 Heatsink Review
Akasa Icicle 238 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The Silver Mountain heatsink from Akasa was one of the most notable heatsink concepts to ever make it to market, but the Icicle 238 is not to be overlooked either.

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Akasa   Cooling / Heatsinks   Oct 18, 2001   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Conclusions on the Akasa 238

Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block
50W 50W 100W 100W
1 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 12.6 17.9 31.0 37.1
2 Vantec CCK-6027D 18.0 22.2 37.5 46.0
3 OCZ Dominator 11.2 24.4 25.9 47.7
4 Akasa Silver Mountain 19.6 24.9 38.4 49.5
5 Vantec CCK-6035D-Retail 17.7 26.3 36.7 51.4
6 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
7 Spire 5T060B1H3R 16.0 30.8 37.9 58.4
8 Akasa Icicle 238 19.6 31.3 40.7 60.5
9 Fortis A92 18.9 39.1 41.1 71.1
50W 50W 100W 100W

The rise above ambient results do the Icicle 238 even less justice than what we expected. It is just straddling the line that differentiates OEM class coolers from value coolers. The Icicle 238 comes to the table with a more than adequate fan solution, but given the fin design of the aluminum component, and indeed the relatively short height, it may be facing an up-hill battle.

Given the level of performance we have seen, the Akasa Icicle 238 would have to be classed as a value cooler, and definitely not one meant to be installed on performance systems.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Akasa Icicle 238 Heatsink Review
 2:  Looking at the heatsink from all angles
 3:  Heatsink Test Apparatus - Acoustic, Thermal
 4:  Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample
 5: — Conclusions on the Akasa 238

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