|-- Results and Conclusions
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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 32CFM fan, which we did not
replace. What we did was use the fan that came with it and
then test it afterwards with a Delta 38CFM to even all the
temperatures out with our other coolers.
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
Thermal Take Volcano 5 <<
5 w/38CFM Delta <
This unit seems to perform better under higher
temperatures. The overclock speeds yielded better results in
the temperature comparison. The black cover on
the top of the unit under the fan may have played a part in this
unit's performance. It may be directing the air from the fan directly
through the heatsink without it escaping from the top. Switching the fan
to a Delta fan didn't offer that much more performance. From what I
see, I think I'll take the quieter fan any day.
With this type of performance with a very nice price
tag of only about $20, make sure you give this one a look. The
lower noise level and equal performance with some other high
performance units, this may be the best bang for the buck as of yet.
For now, its a toss up between the SVC GG 40 and this unit for the
Best Bang for the Buck award.
Thanks to Kenny at Thermal
Take for sending us a test unit, these guys at TT know what it
takes to make a heatsink. Give them a shot, you may be
pleasantly surprised in what you find.
- Tough clip
- Does not cool as much as the big boys, but its 20 bucks!