Note: We have since changed our temperature
measuring from using the onboard sensor on the motherboard, to using
an external temperature probe. This probe is situated
right next to the CPU slug, so it provides the most precise
temperature reading as possible.
This unit comes with a 38CFM fan, which we did not
replace since it's the same fan we use in our test bed.
Our trusty old test rig is as follows:
IWill KK266 Socket A Motherboard
AMD Thunderbird 800Mhz CPU
Crucial PC133 CL2 Ram, 128MB
The test will consist of an idle
temperature check and a full load temperature check. The full
load will be accomplished by using the RC5
program and running 3DMark
2001 for 30 minutes.
Here are some results:
AMD Tbird 800 Stock
AMD Tbird 800 @ 1003
Temp. = 27C
Dragon Orb 3
Golden Gate 40
Take Volcano 5
Take Volcano 6Cu
Take Volcano 6Cu+
Dynatron DC1206BM0 <
The unit performs rather well against the SK6 and
MCX370, the units to beat in this Socket cooling competition.
Again, the unit is extra loud due to the Delta fan. Like many
other high powered units, the fan plays a big part in the cooling
Overall, the Micro Fin Technology from Dynatron
seems to be working for them. They have a few of their
aluminum units incorporate the technology also to provide some good
results. The price tag of about $40 USD is not too bad
also. There are some units that are cheaper, so please choose
wisely as to what you need for your own configuration.
Many thanks to Heatsink Factory for sending us this
new unit. Always fun to test out a new unit every now and then
Micro Fin Technology, 60 total fins!
Stiff clip once you put it on
Clip can use a little work, would have been better if we
could use our fingers to put the clip on instead of a