Today we take a closer look at Spire’s
latest solution for increasing the cooling efficiency for your graphics card without affecting the noise level.
While both ATI and nVidia have introduced 2 new generations of video cards in the last year, they are hardly wide spread among all gamers and hardware enthusiasts. The flexibility of the graphics engines used in most games allows them to be played on a wide variety of hardware.
The CoolForce II is made to fit any card in the Geforce 4 Ti series and includes everything necessary to switch from the current “stock” cooling to the brand spanking new one and squeeze out a bit of extra performance at the same time.
As you read from the general specification above, the Cooler is made entire out of copper and so are the included memory sinks.
At 87 gram this VGA chipset cooler can hardly be called a heavy weight; it uses 2 plastic push-pins for installation which fix the heatsink in its place.
You also get a 3-to-4 pin adapter for the included fan and a small tube of thermal grease
The fan is rated at a disturbingly high 5500rpm, disturbingly, because small fans at high speeds tend to create high whining noises. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
The bottom of the CoolForce II is very smooth and even, top notch!
Let’s get the cooler installed ->