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Verax Helado 2 PWM-T: Simply Too Expensive

CPU Cooler Charts 2008: Part 4
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Veteran company Verax offers a cooler named Helado 2 PWM-T. It sports a blue, unlit, 92mm PWM fan.

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The design principles of the Helado 2 and Xigmatek’s HDT S1283 are similar: the Helado 2 comes with heatpipes that are in direct contact with the CPU, conducting heat to the horizontally-aligned cooling fins. As a result of its smaller fan, the cooling surface provided by the fins is also smaller.

The cooling efficiency of the Helado cooler is only average. The Core 2 quad-core processor we used for testing reached up to 78 °C with all four cores under full load, though the cooler never got unpleasantly loud. With the CPU idle, the temperature drops to about 40 °C, resulting in an even lower noise level.

Considering the overall performance, the price of nearly $89 is much too high.

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Technical Details
CPU 100% Load Idle
Temperature 78 °C 39.5 °C
Noise 38.3 dB(A) 37.5 dB(A)
Fan Speed 1,600 RPM 1,200 RPM
Weight 450g
Intel Compat. LGA775
AMD Compat. AM2/AM2+ 939/940

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