Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:45 AM | Geoff Baker
The Madshrimps are exited as Alpha comes forward with a heatsink for Intel socket 478. See if it is still a top performer.
"Alpha has delivered a solid solution for the P4 with their new updated release
of the PAL heatsink. A few minor adjustments
to the pins (height/form) has brought the performance on par with other high end
products while mounting system could have benefited
from an overhaul as the installation is still quite a time consuming process."
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:25 AM | Geoff Baker
OCIA has posted a review of this cooler for the Intel socket 478. They are getting some decent performance for the price, and it looks cool too.
"Installtion of the 4ProL was one of the easiest I've ever done, even
easier than Intel's retail P4 heatsink, which has been praised by many,
including myself. Installation of the 4ProL was as easy as adding some
thermal compound to the processor, placing the heatsink between the
retention bracket, and pushing the 4 clips onto the 4 retention posts.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 17, 2004 - 03:21 AM | Geoff Baker
Have a look at how 3Dextreme did with the tall glowy Gigabyte sink with the long name that you can use on just about any processor.
"Today 3DXtreme has the pleasure of reviewing the newly released and
innovative Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra Cooler-Ultra Heatsink. We'd like to
thank our friends over at PCPartsLeader for providing this Heatsink for
review. The Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra Heatsink is a unique heatsink
featuring a heat pipe design and provides '360 Degrees of Cooling'..."
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 15, 2004 - 09:23 PM | Geoff Baker
FrostyTech looks at this cooler for Pentium 4. Though its brother might work out for your AthlonXP, this one doesn't seem to make the grade.
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."
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 15, 2004 - 02:47 AM | Ron Goldin
This is just one of those items that just looking at it makes me cringe. I would not suggest a heatsink design like this for a LAN party case at all. Frankly, just its size alone to me looks like it would put undo strain on the cpu socket clips on any tower case. Desktop model pcs that lay flat only, would be the only place I personally would put a heatsink of this design in. You be the judge, better yet, shoot me an email about your opinion of this heatsink.
The single fan performance is slightly better (1-2Â°C) than I've seen with a Thermalright SLK-800 and
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 15, 2004 - 02:29 AM | Ron Goldin
Let's see what putting water through a heatsink is all about.
Using our New heatsink test rig we review the super Global Win SilentStream water cooled heatsink so that you can see how well it works using our new heatsink test rig.
We are also adding our own dual-80mm fan radiator we used with the latest Thermaltake Aquarius III to see how much of an improvement in cooling adding this radiator to the Global Win SilentStream makes.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 11, 2004 - 09:17 PM | Geoff Baker
Here is a review of the Thermalright for A64/FX and Pentium 4. Check out the comparisons against the Thermaltake competition, the Venus.
Cooling is one of the major concerns for an enthusiast. We like to
overclock our processors to ultimate speeds but for those of us who
can't afford water-cooling kits, it's hard to reach the unbelievable
speeds. For affordable thermal solutions, we turn to air-based
heatsinks. We want something that works just as well as some of the
affordable water-cooling kit.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | March 11, 2004 - 09:13 PM | Geoff Baker
Big Bruin has a review posted of an Evercool for Athlon XP that might be an alternative to the stock cooling. Not for overclockers it looks like.
"One very nice surprise is the mounting clip. Not only does it take
advantage of all three lugs on both sides, it is hinged on the tool side and proved
very easy to use. Latch the first side down under the three lugs, insert a flat
blade screwdriver into the capture, and just hinge the second side onto the lugs.
One of the nicest socket mount clips I have ever used. Should become the standard,
it is that good."