Socket-A Heat Sink Roundup II
Date Reviewed: March 24, 2001
Reviewed By: Jason Rabel
GlobalWinUSA, TRIG, VantecUSA,
This is really a continuation of the previous Socket
A Roundup that was posted back in early February. I have more heat sinks to
compare along with some of the better previous ones. All are Socket-A compatible, and
most can even be used in
Socket-370 (FCPGA) applications. First off, I would like to thank AZZO
for the ThermoEngine (currently only supplier in the US that I know of), GlobalWinUSA
for supplying me with the WBK38, Heatsink
Factory for the FOP38, VantecUSA
for the FCE-62540D, TRIG
for the T40-6, CrazyPC for
the Taisol, and Thermaltake
for their two heatsinks.
The actual lineup of coolers is as follows:
Thermaltake Volcano II
As you can see, there are some coolers in the list that have
been around a while, and some that are brand new. I would like to discuss each
of these coolers in a little bit more detail, along with showing pictures
of various features of each cooler. I'm not going to go into too much detail
about the heat sinks from the
previous roundup, but I will show you the pictures again just to jog your
memory of what they look like.
This heat sink was reviewed in the last Socket-A Roundup, while
it isn't the top dog any more, people still love the PAL for it's copper
base and excellent quality, and it still provides good cooling.
This is the hot new item from GlobalWin, incorporating several
new features while still maintaining the older FOP38 familiarity. Most
noticeable is the "wave" design of the fins.
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