ComputerNerd USA heeft aangekondigd nieuwe coolers te introduceren die makkelijk op de Asus K7M Athlon plaat passen. Hieronder wat info over de "Cool-It Dude! FAK780B EIGHTY-ON":
The cooler uses the same heatsink as the Cool-It Dude! FAK7X2B Super-Cooler with dual 60-mm fans, but with a single Y.S.Tech FD1281257B-2A 80-mm dual ball-bearing tachometer 3-wire fan rated at 47.4 CFM. Cooling performance is approximately 0.37 degrees C/W, which is slightly superior to the dual fan model, but the noise rating of 34.2 dBA makes it a little quieter than the dual-fan version. MTBF is 75,000 hours, and the cooler carries ComputerNerd's standard five-year warranty. Price when purchased alone is $49.95, and it will also be available in ComputerNerd's overclocked Athlon® bundles with the Asus K7M motherboard which are being offered at very competitive prices. For example, the bundle with FAK780B EIGHTY-ON cooler, Asus K7M motherboard and Athlon® 500 overclocked to 700 MHz is priced at $544, which is less than the current price for the unmodified Athlon® 700 alone.[break]En hier wat info over de "FAK7X2HM HEAVY-METAL", die wat weg heeft van de Alpha PIII-125.[/break]ComputerNerd's second new Athlon® cooler is even better in some respects than the EIGHTY-ON, but it also has some shortcomings that the EIGHTY-ON avoids. The new cooler, named FAK7X2HM HEAVY-METAL, is an adaptation for the Athlon® of the magnificent Alpha PIII-125 cooler for the Pentium® III (ComputerNerd P/N FAP3125). The copper inlaid heatsink is drilled and tapped for the different mounting required by the Athlon®, and machined copper blocks are added for contact with the Athlon®'s two L2 cache memory chips. Unlike the EIGHTY-ON, the CPU is mounted with the cartridge removed (like Intel SECC2 CPUs), and is retained with adjustable ears mounted on the heatsink.
The advantage of the HEAVY-METAL, which uses the same high-performance 27 CFM 60-mm fans as the FAP3125 version, is exceptionally high cooling power. A disadvantage is that it is a very tight fit on the K7M despite the extra space gained by removing the cartridge. It is positioned over the power plug, and cables from the plug must be routed out over the DIMM slots. As a result, one DIMM slot cannot be used and maximum memory capacity of the K7M is then reduced to 512 MB. Another disadvantage is the relatively high price of $69.95 ($20 more than the Pentium® III version of the same cooler).
Beide coolers komen deze maand nog op de markt. Voor de hele press-release, klik hier.