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Dynatron C42 and C62 cooler review

Check out these two coolers from Dynatron: both the C42 and C62 are rated up to 3200+, but the C62 takes it further by keeping you cool while pushing your chip to its limits.
October 14th, 2003

Thermaltake Volcano 9 Coolmod Review

ThermalTake is arguably one of the best success stories in the world of mod suppliers. We've had a long relationship with the company and have seen their reputation grow as quickly as their product line. We've used the Volcano 7+ for a long time in various systems, but recently we've started to use Volcano 9's in most of our benchmark test beds. Today we're looking at the "CoolMod" version of the Volcano 9, which differs from the original Volcano 9 only in an aesthetic fashion.
January 31st, 2003

OCZ Goliath 2 SE Review

OCZ needs no introduction. The last time we benchmarked one of OCZ’s HSF, it smoked the competition. This time OCZ has a new HSF called the Goliath 2 SE. Warning! This is one big HSF so without further delays here are the specs.
August 14th, 2002

P4 Cooler Shootout

Modern day CPUs are capable of producing more heat than a toaster. Because of this, CPU coolers are necessary to prevent your $300 CPU from frying. Without proper cooling, a CPU could easily burn out in less than ten seconds. We will look at several coolers for the Intel Pentium 4 processor of the 478-pin variety.
April 26th, 2002

AVC Copper Skived Cooler Review

With all of the newer technologies and components that are arriving now, cooling solutions are becoming more and more important. Almost every computer that you buy now comes with an extra case fan, most of the video cards come with heat sinks and fans built onto them and cooling solutions for your ram are being heard of more and more. Hard drives are getting faster and therefore hotter and the all-important CPU is of course getting faster and still needs a reliable cooling solution.
January 28th, 2002

OCZ Dominator 2 Review

I have the privilege to test another one of OCZ’s products. This time it’s a heat sink fan. I have to say that OCZ has had a long-standing record of producing top quality product so I shouldn’t be disappointed by its performance. The question here is that new XP AMD processors above 1.4Ghz are heating up much faster than the K6 series.
January 8th, 2002

Power Cooler PCH137 Review

CPU cooling is literarily the hottest topic in the PC market. AMD’s new processors above 1.4Ghz will need all the cooling it’s going to get. Especially, overclocking fans who push the limits of their cores will definitely need more powerful fans and specially designed heat sinks.
October 22nd, 2001

Spire 5T060B1H3R Socket Cooler Review

Spire has come a long way to come up with a CPU cooler that fits the needs of today’s CPU cooling requirements. Their product 5T060B1H3R, named the “Big Rock”, is an oversized Aluminium heat sink monster with a 4200RPM fan.
October 17th, 2001

Antec JetCool Socket 370 Cooler Review

Antec, a company known for their solid housing products such as the SX-830 we reviewed & the SX-1240 we just got in, has just released their JetCool line of heatsink fans to the retail market. The JetCool line is comprised of three HSFs: the Athlon (Socket A) Cooler, the P4 (Socket 423) Cooler, and finally the P3 (Socket 370) version which we’re taking a look at today.
August 29th, 2001

Zalman Tech CNPS3100 Cooler Review

Probably having one of the more striking looks in the cooler market today, these Zalman coolers order up a sexy brew of CPU cooling magic (I don’t know what that means, but it sounds good :] ). Although at first site it appears to be a fan-less wonder, there certainly is are spinning fins involved – they are just not attached to the heatsink as you’ll see.
August 15th, 2001

Power Cooler PCH141 Review

PCH141 is another socket cooler from POWERCOOLER. This is my second review on this manufacturer. The first one was for the model PCH123(7020), and oh my, was that a BIG one. But guess what? Yes, this one is even bigger.
July 2nd, 2001

Power Cooler PCH123 (7020) Review

CPU cooling has become one of the hottest topics in the personal computer market. The fact that average users starting to aware of the damage of heat to their computer and that hardcore overclockers needing to push the limits of their cores have encouraged companies to develop all sorts of design, good or bad. Today we have a specimen from POWERCOOLER. Let’s see how it fits in the big picture.
June 29th, 2001

OCZ Gladiator Review

Few coolers these days can still get my mojo flowing like they did way back when the Thermaltake Orbs were first introduced (before the widespread die cracking was well known – nothing sucks my mojo away like widespread die cracking ).
June 21st, 2001

Thermaltake Volcano II Review

The Volcano II is the latest addition to Thermaltake's line of CPU coolers: with a simple but catching design and great performance, the Volcano II looks to be a worth additon to the Thermaltake line.
June 19th, 2001

Thermaltake Copper Orb Review

Thermaltake has added a new heatsink to their line of Orb coolers; the Mini Copper orb offers a variety of new features including a copper base and a redesigned clip. Read on as I set out to see how these new features will affect this unit’s performance.
June 12th, 2001

Thermaltake Memory Cooling Kit Review

I remember back when not even CPUs had heatsinks: back in the day they sat bare to the world, but as technology and speeds increased eventually they became to the overclocker and then ubiquitous and even required. Next came video card cooling as tweakers tried to force out the last ounce of power from their graphics chips; now even motherboard chipsets have cooling on them to allow for more stability at higher speeds.
June 4th, 2001

AVC 112680 Athlon Cooler Review

Everyone knows that having a steaming hot CPU is a good thing if that implies that it's capable of running a compile, Unreal Tournament, and hacking the pentagon all at the same time. What you do have to note is that it's a very bad thing if your CPU temperature shoots up to be hotter than the core of the sun.
May 1st, 2001

Thermaltake Mini Super Orb DU0462-8 Review

Back in December of 2000, we reviewed the Thermaltake Super Orb – a large, sexy looking cooler in its day. The major problem with that particular cooler is its width which makes it near impossible to install it on some motherboards (most notably, the Abit KT7, the EPoX 8KTA3 and the FIC AZ11E). I say “near impossible” because with a little handy work and a few bent fins, the Super Orb (or SOrb as I like to call it) could be coerced into fitting.
April 10th, 2001

Thermaltake Low Profile Orb Review

The Thermaltake Orbs are a very popular line of cooling solutions. It’s easy to understand why: they’re good performers and their strikingly sharp looks have a pretty high “wow” factor. Thermaltake is hoping to spread this boom of popularity into other market niches with the introduction of several models, including the Low-Profile Orb which is made for space-confined rackmount servers.
January 11th, 2001

Thermaltake Super Orb Review

Not too long ago, Thermaltake made their grand entrance into the cooling arena with the original Golden Orb -- the first, in what has come to be, a very popular series of "Orbs". While being one of the sleekest looking cooling solutions, this original orb quickly proved that looks certainly can kill.
December 13th, 2000

Globalwin WAA08 Fan Duct System

In order to get more cooling –Global Win has designed a Fan duct system that takes the best of both worlds and combines them, by having a case fan mounted inside an air duct unit to help suck the air out the rear of the case. But can it really provide any additional cooling over standard case cooling methods?
August 21st, 2000

Globalwin VOS 32 Cooler Review

Designed for use with the PII/PIII & the Athlon, this combination heatsink/fan cooler really does the trick. Equipped with two 26CFM fans and a rectangular sink, this cooler keeps the CPU down to unthinkable temperatures. Come take a look at what it can do...
August 18th, 2000

Globalwin FLK50 Athlon Cooler Review

The Globalwin FLK50 comes with a rectangular anodized Aluminum Alloy heatsink with one 26CFM fan that sits in the middle of the sink. This setup seems to perform very well in comparison to the other coolers we have reviewed. Take a look at exactly how well it stacks up.
August 17th, 2000

Computer Nerd's FAK780B EIGHTY-ON Athlon Cooler Review

Constructed with a large black anodized heatsink, and equipped with a large 80mm fan, the FAK80B is one powerful athlon cooler able to really keep your CPU temperature down to reasonable levels. Take a look at what this baby can do!
August 10th, 2000

RDJD K701 Athlon Cooler Review

RDJD rivals the competition with their addition to the Athlon Cooler market with their K701 Athlon Cooler. This cooler/heatsink is equipped with one fan compared to the dual fans that most other Athlon cooler come standard with. Find out whether this feature of RDJD's product is a benefit, or whether this limits the amount of air flow it can move.
August 4th, 2000