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
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.Conclusion
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!PRO
Very Easy installation
Silent yet powerfull fan thanks to
speed adjustement knob!
good price/performance ratio CON
The fan makes a lot of noise at maximum setting
Included thermal compound = no-name
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