Onze russische vrienden van iXBT-Labs hebben een review van de Vantec P3D-5030 op hun site gemikt. Vergeleken met een ordinair PIII heatsinkje daalde de temperatuur van een PIII-600 dankzij deze Vantec cooler met 20C!
When we installed an ordinary noname cooler onto Intel Pentium III 600, the processor temperature quickly went up and having reached 71 degree the processor successfully crashed. Well, well, the ordinary coolers seem to be absolutely unfit for 600MHz CPU cooling.
When we installed Vantec P3D-5030 cooler onto Intel Pentium III 600, the processor temperature remained somewhere close to 52.2 degrees. All the tests were successfully finished.
Of course, this victory, and especially such complicated cooling system, inspired us to immediately overclock the processor. However, Intel Pentium III proved extremely badly overclockable: all the tests were carried out with the FSB frequency increased only to 103MHz and processor frequency - to 618MHz. The CPU temperature rose to 54 degrees. And with the external frequency set to 105MHz the processor crashed during the tests. We decided not to increase the core voltage remembering about the gift of Pentium III L2 cache to get burned in conditions like that, especially if we bear in mind that the CPU was working at 2.05V already.