AMD Athlon 64 heatsink roundup summer 2005

Cooling/CPU Cooling by piotke @ 2005-09-03

The new school year is about to begin, and every student will feel the urge to buy a lot of things, because "I need it for schoolwork".
How about using this excuse to buy new CPU cooling ? This article should give you a little help in the right direction.

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Coolermaster Hyper 6+

Coolermaster Hyper 6+:
Supplied by: Coolermaster

Coolermaster is a well known player when it comes to PC cooling. By using the latest manufactuing techniques and product designs they manage to deliver outstanding products. So how does this latest product, the Hyper 6+ perform?

Specifications Hyper 6+:

  • Intel: Socket 370/478/775
  • AMD: Athlon (XP) Socket 462; Athlon64/64+ Socket754/940/939

    Fan included: 100x100x25mm
    Fan Speed: 1800 ~ 3600 R.P.M. (Control by PWM)
    Fan Noise Level: 20.6 ~ 46.4 dB(A)
    Air Flow: 31.33 ~ 72.14 CFM

    Weight: 795.3g (without FAN); a heavy cooler it seems. With the fan included it tops one Kg!

    The fan has a 4-pin mainboard plug:

    You could also connect the PWM 4-pin connector to the general 3-pin mainboard. If your mainboard supports PWM 4-pin connector, Hyper 6+ will control the fan speed through PWM function of the mainboard; if your mainboard supports general 3-pin connector, the Hyper 6+ will run the lowest fan speed.

    For more detailed specifications I would like to direct you to the manufacturer's site.

    In the Box :

    As you might have noticed multi-platforms above, the Hyper 6+ is compatible with a very wide range of sockets and in doing so a lot of parts are needed:

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    Construction :

    With almost 800 grams of copper and aluminium plus six heatpipes and a close to perfect finish, you got the Hyper 6+.

  • Six embedded heat pipes provide superb heat dissipation.
  • Special heatsink design achieved maximum cooling performance at any mounted angle.
  • Raised base design to avoid interfering with components surrounding the CPU.
  • Special welding techniques enable seamless connections between fins and pipes.
  • High-density saw-toothed fins provide a large surface area and make more heat dissipation.

  • Due to the 150 mm height, it might not fit in every case. Check your case size before hand.

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    Installation :

    With all these parts the installation might look not easy. That's just an impression. Following the manual instructions, the installation can be done in no time.

    First you need to choose/identify the correct socket holder. Attach the base to the heatsink with the screws, you need to tighten the screws that go through the mainboard. Don't forget the rubber washers ! (not to menton the fan). Finally, place the back plate (which is universal for every motherboard) in position, and you're almost done.
    For the finishing touch Coolermaster adds a very useful tool. The pictures will explain everything:

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    A rather negative point I found is the unusual 100mm fan size which prevents the use of any aftermarket fan to talent individual wants in both speed and noise level. Here is a shot to show off the blue LED's in action.

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