Cooling/CPU Cooling by jmke @ 2003-11-12

Coolink has got an all copper Pentium 4 heatsink in its product line-up, we see if it?s worth a look or not, by putting it head to head with the Thermalright SP-94. Does the Coolink stand a chance? Read on to find out.

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Test Results & Conclusion

Test Setup:

JMke's Test Setup
CPU Pentium 4 "C" 2400Mhz @ 3200Mhz
Mainboard Asus P4C800
Cooling - Coolink ARMORVS2
- Thermalright SP-94
Memory 1 * 512Mb PC3700 Corsair
Video nVidia Geforce 1 DDR

For comparison I used Thermalright's SP-94 heatsink, one of the top ranking heatsinks when it comes down to performance. It has a retail price of $50/€50 without fan, and can be considered a high-end heatsink. Does the Coolink stand a chance?

During these tests the room temperature was kept at 21.5°C

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What do these numbers tell us? It seems like this heatsink isn't the worst by far. Although it is unable to keep up with the SP-94 is sheer cooling power, on its own it delivers some pretty impressive results.
Using the most silent setting of the fan it keeps the CPU at 46°C, stable, at 3.2ghz! Cranking up the speed of the fan makes the temperature drop 12°C, which gives you some headroom if you want to push your CPU to the limit.


The Coolink ARMOR heatsink can be found at a price of $29 while the SP-94 suggested retail price is $50. That's a $20 difference for a 5°C improvement in temperature. If you are looking for the best of the best you can be sure that you will be spending some $$$. But when you are an avid overclocker who doesn't have deep pockets but who still wants to get above average performance, look no further then this all-copper ARMORVS2 heatsink!

Very Easy installation
Silent yet powerfull fan thanks to
speed adjustement knob!
good price/performance ratio

Contra Points The fan makes a lot of noise at maximum setting
Contra Points Included thermal compound = no-name

I would like to thank Xtwerkz for giving us the possibility to test this heatsink, pay them a visit as they have a nice line-up of out of the ordinary hardware and services!

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