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"Overall the redesigned heatsink does quite well, and the extra quiet fan is the icing on the cake."


I used my AMD test machine for these temperature tests:

  • Iwill KA266-R Mainboard
  • AMD Duron 650@866 1.85V

The temperature was read by the Mainboard's thermal sensor located in the socket itself. While I know that this is not the most accurate of testing methods, the lack of a thermal diode located within the chip, prohibits me from getting readings at the core of the processor itself. I ran Seti@home to attempt to get the CPU at full load. Once full load was achieved I took four temperature readings at 10-second intervals, then took the average. I compared the unit to the popular Thermaltake Mini-Super Orb. Ambient temperature of my case was 30 degrees Celsius.

The performance of this unit with the standard fan was fairly decent, though nothing spectacular. I found that attaching a Delta 6800 RPM fan lowered the temperature by 4 degrees Celsius, but was FAR to loud for my liking.


At a price of about $40 this cooler is about twice the price of the Orb. Overall the redesigned heatsink does quite well, and the extra quiet fan is the icing on the cake. If you're in the market for something new, nicely priced, with exceptional performance this cooling might be worth taking a look at.

by Ryan Wissman

Price - 7.0 Performance - 8.0 Overall - 8.0/10

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