SystemLogic heeft een review online geketst van de 3DfxCool 7HO Alpha, een Socket 370 cooler die al eerder goede reviews kreeg. Hieronder een gedeelte:
I booted into Windows at 550 MHz at 2.3v easily and it was stable after a couple of minutes of use. This Alpha was designed to keep the CPU cool so that's what I'm going for in the testing criteria, keeping the processor cool. In the world of computer cooling, there is a big difference between 1 degree C and 2 degrees C worth of extra cooling. 5 degrees can determine if you're cruising at 605 MHz or 550. The Alpha kept my CPU cool at 44 degrees C compared to the $30 generic heatsink and 12mm fan I bought at Fry's which wouldn't even cool it enough to boot at 550. The Alpha made a noticeable difference in overclockability because it kept the CPU cool at such a high increase in speed. After running some normal apps and timedemos in Quake3, I opened the computer and saw that there was not a rush of heat trying to get out but only a warm breeze. I touched the heatsink and to my amazement, it was still only warm.
Without a second thought, I'm going to keep this sucker in my system. There is no way anyone is going to pry it out of my hands. The 3DfxCOOL Alpha7HO-FAN is a good heatsink/fan combo for a good price. It outperforms almost every other heatsink available in the market today. Overall, this product is the best non-extreme cooling method I've ever used and it's capability to move the amount of heat it does is impressive. The only problem I have with the Alpha is not in the Alpha itself but the fan, if the fan was a bit quieter, then the Alpha7HO-FAN would have gotten a perfect score.