DMB2000uk wrote:Nice job Shane.
Made me smile when you pulled out the ghetto mod card
Did you buy some electrical tape that you were dying to use by any chance?
stev wrote:I looked over the specs and didn't see a rated weight for the entire product. Knowing that this product is mostly copper, the weight should be higher than all the aluminum coolers in this size.
A few years back the ThermalRight XP-90 copper was so heavy, that people had to use caution with the unit fixtured onto the MOBO as it hanged in a verticle fashion. The XP-90 copper came in at 800g with the fan installed. The XP-90 aluminum with fan was a mere 430g. The aluminum was mostly preffered since it didn't stress the MOBO hanging verticle.
It would be interesting to see this product mounted in a MOBO in the verticle postion. Using the dead MOBO as a trial would would be handy to see if the MOBO would have a bend like the earlier test of tightening down the screws. That photo would be priceless to anyone considering the product.
Knowing that the unit has few heat-pipes, it would be interesting to see a mild OC until the maximum performance level was reached. However, it isn't clear if the testing was done on a bench or in an enclosed case with the proper ventilation per the AMD or Intel Thermal Design guides.
Other than the weight issue, I'm pleased to follow and read the article.
Apoptosis wrote:Official answer from Spire for the weight of the heat sink: 0.74 Kilo gram
T-Shirt wrote: all these 1.5-2+ pound scare me.
even if properly installed, it seems like over time they MIGHT sag away from the CPU.
not to mention all those dcut tape/getto installs
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