3D Spotlight heeft een review gepost van de 3DfxCool Alpha 7HO, die samen met de GlobalWin FDP32 toch wel als koelste socket370 cooler beschouwd worden. 3D Spotlight behaalde dan ook redelijke resultaten met de Alpha heatsink:
When it comes to overclocking, a lot of people uses the Alpha and for good reasons too. My results were impressive to me. The place where I ordered my guaranteed overclocked Celeron 366 CPU to 550MHz recommended 2.2 volts for stable operation at the 550MHz overclocked speed.
The place obviously didn’t do any “burning in” of the CPU, because after 6 hours of looping unreal I was able to run the CPU 100% stable at 2.1 volts. This was with the smaller generic cooler that was supplied with the CPU. After putting the Alpha on this very same CPU, I was able to enable turbo mode (103MHz FSB) to run the CPU at 567MHz and I lowered the voltage to the default 2.0 volts. I then ran the Unreal flyby loop at this speed for 8 hours straight without one single lockup. I was impressed to say the least. I then tried for 616MHz.
While the CPU was unstable, I was able to boot into Windows 98 at 2.3 volts. The previous cooler would stop at the splash screen. I’m not one to keep trying for these super high overclocking speeds, so I am comfortable with running the CPU at 567. Besides, why worry about if the CPU is going to lock up and if you can get the highest number of frags in Quake 2 when you can just be worrying the later?