Oh well, it was after quite some time before I could settle down to write this review. It wasn't simple as I'd originally thought it'll be because they were merely active heatsinks to write about. No ordinary heatsinks no doubt.
Mr Vincent Tzeng of TennMax had kindly arranged to send this parcel to me after he read my review on the Creative Banshee card where I cursed the tremendous heat produced. He'd really read my mind by sending, along with the LasagnaX, the StealthV2 also. So here, we let you know what we think of them. TennMax LasagnaX Cooler So much for the crap, I'll begin with the LasagnaX cooler which we tested on our scorching hot Creative Banshee AGP card. On the packaging of the fan, it is stated that the fan performs at 6500 rpm at 2.0V and 5500 rpm at 1.5V, suggesting that it is quite a sports car of a fan.Test System Abit BH6 Motherboard Intel Celeron 300A o/c 450Mhz 192Mb SDRAM Creative 3D Blaster Banshee AGP. Installation
Coming with a slip of "instruction sheet" that easily explained the installation procedure, it must surely be a dreamed PnP device - Paste & Play. The first thing to do is to ensure that there is no visible trace of dust on the chips, then remove the plastic layer off the thermal conducting adhesive, and paste!!!
I suspect that if you have poor dexterity, you WILL have difficulty slamming the fan square center of the slightly smaller Banshee chip, but the instruction sheet warned that you shouldn't repeatedly paste and remove the fan or it will reduce the adhesiveness of the "sticky tape". And that will lead to poor thermal conductivity and yadda yadda...
So do it right THE FIRST TIME! I'm pleased to say that I achieved it with little trouble. =)So the next step was to hold down the fan on the chip for 10 secs (as instructed) to give it that very first push off for great tackiness. I gave it an extra minute just to be sure.
After which I proceeded to connect the power cable/splitter and slotted my Banshee card back in. With a low profile of 1cm, the LasagnaX fitted snugly between the AGP Banshee and Adaptec 2940W SCSI card. Did you just heave a sigh of relief?