|-- Thermal Integration TI-V86N Cooler
-- By: GideonX
-- Page: 1
Since our last test of Thermal Integrations TI-V77
unit, they have since come out with another heatsink. Their
newest model, the TI-V86N is designed about the same as the TI-V77
unit. They both have the same kind of "Radi-Gear"
Here are some specs on the unit:
Size: 83.8×69.8×61.8 mm
Weight: 300 g
Fan: 6800 RPM, 45 dBA, 36 CFM
Material: Aluminum with Copper Core
CPUs Supported: Athlon/XP up to 1.7ghz+, P3 up to 1.13Ghz+
The unit is a bit smaller and thinner than its older
brother. You still get the lever and fin design along with a fan
grill. They have opted to use a more standard 60mm fan for this
unit. The older unit had a 70mm fan which made upgrading a
little harder for some people.
The design of the unit has the familiar
lever or 'E-System Attachment' mechanism. This makes applying and
removing the cooler very easy. Absolutely no tools are needed,
one of the best things I've seen thus far.
The copper core is still here partnered
with the aluminum portion of the heatsink. If you look back at
our previous review of the TIV77, you find out that we had a slight
problem with the core also. It did not completely cover the top of
our CPU completely. From this picture, it still doesn't! Although not
as off centered as the previous application, they should really take a
look at this issue.
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. Arctic Silver II Thermal Paste used
without a doubt.
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+
The numbers on this unit was actually a
bit better than what I had imagined. They are a bit lower than
our previous test using a 70X70X25mm fan on the older TIV77. The
unit is a little smaller, but uses quite a powerful 60mm fan.
Although it is powerful, it does have a drawback, noise. It's
got a high pitch whine coming from it, not something you want when
you're trying to get some peace and quiet.
The best selling point on TI's unit is
the E-System Attachment. One of the easiest installs you can
get. No more fumbling with tools and small screw drivers to get
it to clamp down. The cooler itself does a decent job in
cooling. The position of the copper core should definitely be
taking into consideration, as it is still off centered.
Thanks to Thermal
Integration for sending us this test unit to play with. Check out
the rest of their products with their custom designs.
- Great clip design
- Copper core
- Does a better job than the previous model in the cooling
- Loud 60mm fan
- The core is still a bit off the mark
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