Cameron Johnson van TweakTown heeft de tijd genomen om een roundup te maken van drie koelers die moeten voorkomen dat je socket A processor oververhit raakt. De geteste koelers zijn: de Thermaltake Super Orb, de Alpha PAL Socket A en de ArctiCooler Agilent. De prestaties van de koelers liggen heel dicht bij elkaar, maar de Alpha PAL SA is toch de winnaar:
To do our testing we used a ABIT KT7 RAID motherboard with a unlocked AMD Athlon 700MHz running 1.85v at 850MHz (8.5x100MHz). We used a CompuNurse Thermal Probe to take readings instead of using the ABIT's onboard thermal sensor located in the center of the Socket A underneath the CPU. The OS we used was Windows 2000 Professional and Q3A for 1 hour for our stress test...
Koeler Temperatuur Super Orb Idle 28° C Alpha PAL SA Idle 27° C ArctiCooler Idle 27° C
We can see that the Alpha is a winner but not by much, while the Alpha is a good cooler I would have expected something bigger and better from Alpha especially for a Socket 462 that generates more heat the FC-PGA and PPGA.
Koeler Temperatuur Super Orb Stress 35° C Alpha Pal SA Stress 33° C ArctiCooler Stress 34° C
Again we here at TweakTown have received some very nice coolers to review and all are recommended by us for use on Socket A Processors. No surprises with regards to the winner, its hard to find a cooler that beats an Alpha cooler. The Super orb was we found to be the only cooler that wouldn't fit onto the ABIT KT7 RAID, while the ArctiCooler did require modifications it did fit on, the Super orb was too big and pushed against the capacitors too much for my liking's.