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Summary - A Comparison Of All 46 Coolers

Can't Touch This! A Comparison of 46 CPU Coolers
By
Fan and Heat Sink CPU Platform Heat
Sink
Material
Heat Sink Profile CPU
Contact
Surface
Fan type Weight
in
Grams
(meas-
ured)
Revol-
utions
per
minute
(meas-
ured)
Temper-
ature (meas-
ured)
Noise level (meas-
ured)
3DfxCool Socket-AHO-Fan Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
Tech Fan 238 g 4400 39 °C 55 dB
Alpha PAL6035MFC Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Steel Grid structure Copper Sanyo Denki 299 g 3700 40 °C 46 dB
Alpha PEP66T Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Copper Sanyo Denki 373 g 3800 39 °C 49 dB
AVC Mega-Cool Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 147g 4850 40 °C 53 dB
Blizzard Thunderbird Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Copper Grid structure Copper no name 469g 4900 37 °C 52 dB
Cooler Master DP5-6G11 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 143g 4950 45 °C 50 dB
Cooler Master DP5-6H11 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 163 g 4690 45 °C 48 dB
Cooler Master DP5-6H51 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 186 g 4650 42 °C 51 dB
Cooler Master DP5-6H51 Socket 37
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
Pabst 176g 4250 45 °C 48 dB
Cooler Master EP5-6151 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 247g 4850 45 °C 50 dB
EKL 20704001006 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 240 g 4800 44 °C 51 dB
EKL 20704001007 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 138 g 5700 51 °C 48 dB
Elan Vital FSCUG9C Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Copper no name 249g 5500 43 °C 48 dB
Elan Vital FSCUG9C FSCUG 3 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Copper no name 178 g 5100 43 °C 44 dB
Elan Vital FSCUG9C-6FC Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Copper no name 268g 3300 51 °C 42 dB
Global Win CAK 38 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Copper Grid structure Copper Global Win 488g 6000 38 °C 59 dB
Global Win FNP50 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 154 g 6700 41 °C 50 dB
Global Win FOP32-I Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 220 g 4600 38 °C 52 dB
Global Win WBK 38 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
Global Win 289g 6000 40 °C 60 dB
Global Win WBK 68 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
Global Win 231g 4600 44 °C 50 dB
Intel (Boxed Socket 370) Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 179 g 4000 41 °C 46 dB
Kanie Hedgehog-238M Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Copper Grid structure Copper Pabst 475 g no sensor 45 °C 55 dB
Molex 371610002 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Copper, Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Copper no name 136g 4500 48 °C 39 dB
Molex 371650008 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Copper Ribbed structure Copper no name 205g 4300 41 °C 46 dB
Molex 371660002 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Copper, Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Copper no name 135g 4500 48 °C 39 dB
NoiseControl Silverado Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Silber Noise Control 416 g 3300 37 °C 38 dB
P Alpha Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 228 g 5000 46 °C 56 dB
Serienlüfter (No name) Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Steel Ribbed structure Steel no name 108 g 4900 54 °C 42 dB
Smart Cooler FSM1168T Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Copper no name 187g 3700 56 °C 37 dB
SPACE WALKER Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 217g 4700 42 °C 50 dB
SPRING SPCT38I BAF-IB Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 168g 4050 44 °C 43 dB
SPRING SPCT80I AAF-IB Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 174g 4150 45° C 46 dB
Swiftech MC370-0A Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Grid structure Alum-
inum
Papst 429 g no sensor 35 °C 57 dB
Swiftech MC462 Socket 462 Alum-
inum
/Copper
Grid structure Copper Pabst 789 g 4900 30 °C 63 dB
Taisol CGK 747092 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 165 g 4800 41 °C 49 dB
Taisol CGK 747092 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 136g 4700 41 °C 49 dB
Thermaltake Aircooler Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 206 g 5500 43 °C 49 dB
Thermaltake Super Orb Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 273 g 4600/6400 39 °C 55 dB
Titan TTC-D2 TB Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Steel Ribbed structure Steel no name 150 g 5100 50 °C 46 dB
Titan TTC-M5AB Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 207 g 5500 45 °C 49 dB
TRIG T40-6EA Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
ADDA 1025 282g 4400 41 °C 60 dB
TRIG T40-6EAC Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Copper ADDA 8025 323g 3380 40 ° C 55 dB
Zalman CCC-Projekt Socket 462 Copper Ribbed structure Copper no name 467g 4900 44 °C 52 dB
Zalman CNPS2005 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Alum-
inum
Ribbed structure Alum-
inum
no name 129g 2850 46 °C 46 dB
Zalman CNPS3000 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Copper Ribbed structure Copper no name 260g 2850 45 °C 46 dB
Zalman CNPS3100 Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Copper
/Gold
Ribbed structure Copper
/Gold
no name 310g 2850 45 °C 46 dB
Zalman CNPS3100G Socket 370
Socket 462
Socket 7
Gold Ribbed structure Gold no name 313g 2850 44 °C 46 dB
Summary
  1. Cooler Trends - Complex Design & Precious Materials
  2. Cooler Trends - Complex Design & Precious Materials, Continued
  3. Theory: Ideal Cooling
  4. Cooler Master EP5-6151: Plain Jane Cooler For Undemanding Tastes
  5. Cooler Master DP5-6H51: Small Heat Sink - Large Fan
  6. Cooler Master DP5-6G11: Flatliner
  7. Blizzard Thunderbird: Shooting Star
  8. TRIG T40-6EA: Powerful Fence-Straddler
  9. TRIG T40-6EAC: XXL And Case Fan
  10. Global Win WBK 38: Behind Bars
  11. Global Win WBK 68: Wacky Little Brother
  12. Global Win CAK 38: Top Model With High Cooling Performance
  13. Elan Vital FSCUG9C: Ribbed Structure Made Of Sheet Steel
  14. Elan Vital FSCUG9C-6FC: Unsuccessful Thermal Trigger
  15. SPRING SPCT381 BAF-1B: Black And Quiet
  16. SPRING SPCT801 AAF-1B: Son Of Flatliner
  17. SPACEWALKER: A Nobody In The Crowd
  18. AVC Mega-Cool: Compact And Powerful
  19. Taisol CGK 744092: Unergonomic
  20. Smart Cooler FSM 1168T: Buyer Beware!
  21. Molex 371650008: Avant-garde Design
  22. Molex 371660002 U. 371610002: Little Brother
  23. Zalman CCC Project: Much Ado About Nothing
  24. Zalman CNPS2005 (Aluminum): Below Expectations
  25. Zalman CNPS3000 (Copper): Better Than Aluminum
  26. Zalman CNPS3100G (Gold): The Crowning Glory In Gold
  27. Zalman CNPS3100 (Cu-Au Alloy): Visual Blarney
  28. Zalman Coolers: Poor Manufacturing Quality
  29. Laboratory Tests Up Close & Personal - CPUs Maxed At 100%
  30. Cooling Temperature: Range From 30°C To 56°C
  31. Noise Level - Is That A Construction Site Or An Office?
  32. A Real Heavyweight - Swiftech's 789 Grams!
  33. Specific Cooling Performance - Swiftech Duo Still In The Lead
  34. Fan Speed - 2850 RPM To 6700 RPM
  35. Summary - A Comparison Of All 46 Coolers
  36. Conclusion - Just Say "No" To Cheap Generics
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