AMD Athlon 64 heatsink roundup

Cooling/CPU Cooling by piotke @ 2004-01-18

Very few people have an AMD Athlon 64, but recently AMD introduced the A64 3000+ for a reasonable price. I couldn't resist and bought me one. Time to put some custom HSF units under some fresh A64 load!

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Boxed cooler : Ajigo MF043-044

Boxed cooler : Ajigo MF043-044A

Model: MF043-044A
Ajigo CPU Cooler for AMD Opteron / Athlon 64


  • Material: Copper - Aluminium
  • Weight: 450 g.
  • Dimensions: 77×68×40 mm (l × w × h)


  • Fan Size: 70x15mm
  • Speed: 3050~6000 RPM
  • Airflow: 21~41 CFM
  • Noise: 28~46 dB-A


    In the package I found:

  • The heatsink + fan
  • Extra retention frame and backing plate.
  • Manual
  • Athlon 64 3000+ :)

    The fan on my heatsink had an average speed of 3300 rpm, so that will be about 25 cfm airflow and a noise level of 33 dB-A.

    This design seems very simple but effective. A copper base with aluminium fins. Combined with a decent silent en normally performing fan. Seems like AMD has learned from the mistakes they made.
    Also interesting to know, this heatsink has some sort of thermal pad pre-applied. Mostly this looks and behaves like bubble gum, but this one's different.

    Shin Etsu G751 thermal interface material pre-applied.

    Sounds good.

    More information can be found on the site of the manufacturer: Link

    Shin Etsu pre-apllied:

    Madshrimps (c)

    The Package:

    Madshrimps (c)

    The sink:

    Madshrimps (c)

    Madshrimps (c)

    Madshrimps (c)

    But nothing has been decided yet, let's take a look on our second contestant, the DolphinReef.
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