Cooling

AMD Budget Coolers Shootout

Digit Life has a comparison of several budget AMD CPU coolers.

Fortunately, what concerns budget coolers for AMD, distributors are not asleep. They try to fight the scarcity of the market offering a more or less decent choice of budget models. A total number of budget models for Socket 754, Socket 939 and Socket AM2 offered these days on the market reaches half a hundred ? it's still far from the variety of the age of AMD Socket A and Intel Socket 478, but it's enough to form the critical mass that requires from us a complex approach to reviewing such products. So it seems like a good time to get our test procedure for consumer cooling systems, brush the dust off it, update and use it to review modern budget coolers for Athlon 64. But first of all, let's examine the new models ? one cooler from Arctic Cooling, one cooler from Cooler Master, and three models from GlacialTech. Let's also examine several old coolers that didn't make it to our reviews (7 models from Foxconn, Speeze, and Thermaltake). Let's get down to it!

Akasa AK-873 AMD Athlon64 Heatsink Review

Frosty Tech has reviewed the Akasa AK-873 AMD Athlon64 cooler.

Two stubby 8mm diameter hi-capacity copper heatpipes connect the thick nickel plated copper base to the outer tips of a series of thin aluminum fins. By selecting a fewer number of heatpipes for the AK-873 heatsink, Akasa engineers are able to move similar amounts of heat without creating excess resistance to airflow. Heatsinks which rely on three or more heat pipes can often suffer from increased resistance to airflow because of all the objects passing through cooling fins. Whether or not this design choice enables the Akasa AK-873 heatsink to excel will depend on how this cooler handles itself on the synthetic temperature test platform...

Scythe Infinity CPU Cooler Review

Madshrimps has reviewed the Scythe Infinity CPU cooler. They test it out on an Athlon 64.

Scythe has been at the top of their game the last several years, releasing excellent high end CPU heatsink which offer amazing performance/noise ratios. Today we test their latest product which is set to overshadow all their previous offerings, 5 heat pipes and 120mm fan support make can make this Tower designed HSF the next best thing. Let´s see if that is true.

TTIC NPH AM2 Review

Madshrimps has a review of the TTIC NPH AM2 cooler.

TTIC has made a very affordable CPU cooler which doesn?t fail to impress, the larger fan reduces overall noise and the easy installation makes it more accessible to the less tech savvy. It?s not meant for the extreme overclocker or the silent freak, but at its low price point you can hardly demand that. The NPH AM2 is capable of keeping your latest AM2/S939 CPU running cool and (very) quiet (if you reduce the fan speed).

Zalman CNPS9500 Review

MadboxPC has reviewed the Zalman CNPS9500. You can pick this heatsink up here starting at $49.

You are looking for to cosmell for your processor AM2 and you do not find? They are not many coolers of quality compatible with AM2, that is to say, since many good coolers for socket 939 had an installation system that did not use the support of the plates mothers. Zalman has remedied this with its Zalman 9500 AM2, that more than to cosmell for AM2, are a product that is totally with all socket of the K8 series (754-939-940-AM2), since it uses the support of the plate mother to affirm.

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