AMD A64 Heatsink roundup Q2 2005

Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2005-05-15

In this massive Athlon 64 heatsink roundup we compare 17 cooling solutions from different manufactures including Scythe, TTIC, Arctic Cooling, Thermaltake, Titan, Thermalright, Zalman and Coolermaster.

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Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja

Scythe SCNJ-1000 Ninja:
Supplied by: Bacata

Scythe’s Ninja (~$50) is made for low noise AND high performance (much like the Thermaltake Sonic Tower), depending on your needs you can run it fan less and get a very silent system (although there is a limit on the CPU speed here, otherwise it will overheat), there are mounting clips for a 120mm fan which increase the overall performance tenfold, we'll be testing the heatsink with a series of 120mm fans and see how it does.

Specifications :

  • Intel: Socket 478/775
  • AMD: AthlonXP/64/64+ Socket462/754/940/939

    Heatsink Dimensions: 110x110x150mm
    Weight (without fan): 665gram

    In the Box :

    Heatsink, manual, mounting gear, no more, no less.

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    Construction :

    The more the merrier as they say? 6 heat pipes joined in a copper base, they dissipate heat through a large series of aluminum fins.

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    Installation :

    Installation was a real breeze, the heatsink is huge, but does not seem to have problems to be installed into tight spots. The 120mm fan can be clipped on any of the four sides.

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    Performance and Noise :

    The Ninja offers excellent performance, combined with the 120mm Papst the noise/performance ratio will be hard to beat.

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