are a lot of different cooling solutions that exist on the market
today. Most of today's overclockers would prefer a big fat heatsink
to a peltier kit or water cooler any day. In this area (heatsinks),
there are a lot of choices, but the Alpha heatsinks have always
been known for being among the best. Last February, Globalwin
released the VOS32. It probably is the only heatsinks that could
dare challenge the Alpha P3125 in a head to head battle. Which
one is faired the best? Let's find out.
The P3-125 has a copper plate that makes contact with the CPU;
the rest of the heatsink is made of aluminum. Alpha uses this
method of attack on all of their heatsinks today. The VOS32
is entirely made out of aluminum, and both units have some ventsinks
to cool the cache chips down. The VOS32 use 60mm YS Tech fans
while Alpha Novatech sells the P3-125 with 60mm Sanyo Denki
fans, or no fan at all. Most resellers buy the P3-125 without
fans and then resale it with YS Tech fans because they are more
powerful than the Sanyo Denki, but they also create more noise.
VOS32 can be used on both SECC1 and SECC2 style CPU cartridges.
By doing this it will fit any Athlon, P2 or P3 CPU (except the
newest flip-chip P3). An easy modification must be made to the
heatsink if you want to switch the format. It comes by default
Athlon ready. All you have to do to make it fit a P3 is to change
two small clips witch are held on by screws, otherwise the clips
work like any other.