Max Page van FrostyTech trakteert ons op een review van de Ascent AC300-4P heatsink. Deze heatsink is ontworpen voor de AMD K6-2 en Celeron PGA processors. Het beestje heeft een aluminium basis en de afmetingen zijn 47x53x60mm. De resultaten, behaald met het FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Test Platform, waren niet echt geweldig, zoals je in de tabel kunt zien:
For overclocked Celeron's this heatsink would perform adequately, but considering the price it goes for what do you really expect? At about $12 a pop these heatsinks are by far the least expensive coolers we've tested. The folded-fin design looks promising, but seems to have reached the limitations of what it can handle. Without a doubt these coolers were designed for K6-2 and PGA Celeron chips. Using this heatsink with an overclocked chip won't really put you ahead of the game but it should at least stop your chip from melting down into a pile of dust.
If you have an option, move onto another more traditionally designed extruded cooler. Chances are it will offer you better cooling on both FC-PGA and PGA processor platforms. The Ascent is absolutely not designed for the smaller silicon cores of Durons, CopperMines, or T-birds. For K6-2 or PGA Celeron's it will offer cooling performance on the most basic level, and really shouldn't be used with any kind of overclocked rig.