Do you hate the puny stock heatsink and CPU fan’s included in the package when you purchase a new processor? Yeah, me too! Do you by default just set the stock stuff aside and install your big boy heatsink and fan? Yeah, me too. Then you know very well that when you overclock any CPU every degree you can lower the temperature the longer it will live.
With the pending release of the 16 core AMD Opteron Interlagos processor, now is definitely the time to consider building a new dual CPU workstation. Until recently, the only problem for computer enthusiasts was finding a reliable CPU cooler for these elite AMD 6100 series processors.
Have you ever really looked at a stock Intel CPU heatsink? The design leaves a lot to be desired particularly in light of the explosion of aftermarket CPU coolers which has occurred over the past 10 years. In this review, we will examine the Cooler Master V8 cooler and its features which are far superior to anything that I have seen before.
If you are building your computer or even just upgrading your CPU, it’s very important to pick the right CPU cooler that will not only keep your CPU cool but also keep the noise level to a minimum. Because who needs extra noise from their computer’s if you don’t have to have it? Not me!
Water cooling is all the rage right now amongst the Intel overclocking community but the high price and failure risk of these systems keeps some enthusiasts away. The alternative is to buy an air cooling system for your ASUS Rampage Formula motherboard and protect your high dollar, gaming investment.
In this Cooler Master V6 GT review, we will examine how the highly efficient CPU cooler operates in extreme temperature conditions when compared to the stock AMD AM2 heat sink provided with the AMD Phenom II x4 965 processor. The CPU cooler has a muscular engine look with thick copper heat pipes feeding into a rugged fan box with an attractive V6 logo resting on top.
We test as many CPU coolers as we can because you just can’t ever have enough cooling in any system. So today we are testing the Evercool Transformer 4 CPU cooler on our brand new rig to see how it cools that. This CPU cooler has four heat-pipes with large aluminum fins to cool effectively. We will not be able to compare the results of the results from this test with our previous CPU cooler tests because of our new test system.
Keeping your system cool is an important aspect of getting the maximum life out of your PC therefore a CPU cooler plays major part of your overall cooling solution. Last time we tested the Spire TherMax Eclipse cooler and got some good results. Today we will be testing the Cooler Master Vortex Plus CPU cooler. The Vortex Plus can be used with the following CPU Sockets Intel Socket LGA 1366 /1156 / 755, or AMD Socket AM3 /AM2 /940 /939 /754. It’s height of 3.3 inches allows it to fit in my case without taking up much room, but I found the installation manual a bit confusing and it took some time to figure out how to properly install the cooler.
Heat is any CPU’s worst enemy and to fight off heat you need the best CPU cooler that money can buy. Without any kind of cooling, you would fry the CPU and/or motherboard to a crisp. The Noctua NH-D14 CPU cooler is one that is compatible with most CPU socket types (AMD and Intel) available today. It can use up to two cooling fans for extreme cooling but can also be used without any fans at all.