THE HEATSINK GUIDE - News Archive (August 2005)



   Updated "Maximum CPU temperatures" page with Pentium D values
Saturday, August 27, 2005 / Tillmann
I updated the maximum CPU temperatures page to reflect the maximum allowed temperatures for current Pentium D dual core CPUs. With a thermal design power of 130W and a maximum operating temperature of less than 70C, these CPUs are quite a challenge for cooling systems.


   Future Intel CPU power usage and socket, Watercooler comparison, Zalman LED VGA cooler
Wednesday, August 24, 2005 / Tillmann
Legit Reviews reports from Intel Developer Forum - interesting in this article is the information that Intel's next generation flagship processors, to be available in the second half of 2006, supposedly will have a Thermal Design Power of only 65W - only half as much as the current Intel 840 processor. The CPUs, codenamed Conroe, will be produced using 65nm process, and will fit in the same Socket 775 as current CPUs. That doesn't mean that they will work in current motherboards, but most likely existing cooling setups will be compatible (though probably over-dimensioned). Good news for those who just bought an expensive watercooler and hope to use it even for next-generation CPUs.

Talking about watercoolers - Tweaktown has published a Corsair vs. Thermaltake vs. Gigabyte watercooler comparison. On a side note, according to CoolTechZone, OCZ may be entering the watercooling market as well.

Futurelooks has reviewed the new Zalman VGA cooler which features a transparent fan with a useless blue LED.


   Asetek watercooling products, Titan notebook cooling pad
Wednesday, August 17, 2005 / Tillmann
Two Asetek products have been reviewed these days: 3DGameMan did a video review of their VapoChill Micro Ultra Low Noise Cooler, a cooler that is actually heatpipe-based - and thus much different from other Asetek VapoChill products, which use compressors.

Besides the phase-change based cooling products, Asetek also has a range of watercooling supplies, including a 12V pump tested here at Ninja Lane.

Overclockers Online have a new review of the Titan Serina cooling pad, which is actually nothing else than a workaround for poorly designed notebooks with an insufficient cooling system. It may help some users, but if you're shopping for a new notebook, it's definitely better to go for a decent one which keeps cool enough without external cooling.


   Mid-August cooling reviews
Monday, August 15, 2005 / Tillmann
It's holiday season - so there have been not too many cooler reviews in the past days. Here's two:


   Zalman Reserator, Koolance Exos 2, Evercool VGA cooler, Overclockers Online contest
Monday, August 8, 2005 / Tillmann
PimpRig.com has reviewed the Zalman Reserator, a fanless watercooling radiator that is probably the most interesting choice for those in search of a perfectly silent PC.

Gruntville.com just tested the Koolance Exos 2 watercooling kit - they seem to like it. I tested its predecessor a few years ago, and was also quite pleased with the results.

Also, BigBuin.com reviewed the Evercool F117 Nighthawk VGA cooler.

And finally, Overclockers Online has teamed with Thermaltake and are running a contest where you can win Big Typhoon and Golden Orb II coolers.


   Memory "crab", Ultra Fan Commander
Friday, August 5, 2005 / Tillmann
On Bigbuin.com, there's a review of an unusual (and questionable) memory cooler, the Evercool Neon Crab memory cooler.

Overclockers Online has reviewed t he Ultra Fan Commander with thermal sensors.


   Recent cooler reviews
Thursday, August 4, 2005 / Tillmann
Cooler reviews in the past days:


   New cooling product reviews
Monday, August 1, 2005 / Tillmann
Recent reviews:As always, remember to read reviews critically!


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