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Socket-A Heat Sink Roundup II

Date Reviewed: March 24, 2001
Reviewed By:
Jason Rabel
Companies: Alpha, GlobalWinUSA, TRIG, VantecUSA, Taisol, Thermosonic

 

What's New?:

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:

  • Alpha PAL6035

  • GlobalWin WBK38

  • GlobalWin FOP38

  • Vantec FCE-62540D

  • TRIG T40-6

  • Taisol CGK742092

  • Thermosonic ThermoEngine

  • Thermaltake Volcano II

  • Thermaltake MiniSuperOrb

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.

 

Alpha PAL6035:

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.

 

GlobalWin WBK38:

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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