The Swiftech MC462 is intricately made:The aluminium fins are pressed into the copper plate - a giant fan ensures powerful air flow.
The intricate, well-made cooler also has one distinct weakness: Because of its high power requirement, it cannot be attached to the strip on the motherboard. A cable connected directly to the power supply unit supplies the power.
This creates the following problem on many boards: Boards that evaluate the rpm signal of the CPU strip (fan connection) will not even boot because a fan is not connected. This function cannot be deactivated in BIOS either because it is controlled directly by the chipset. A small fan or fixed resistor will remedy this situation. To sum it up, the Swiftech MC 462 is first choice for friends of extreme overclocking and users of fast processors upwards of 1000 MHz.
The Swiftech cooler clearly towers over the processor socket. The high quality of this product is particularly impressive.
- New Coolers For Extreme Tuning - Target: 2000 MHz
- Test Results In Detail: CPU Load At 100 Percent
- Effective Cooling Temperature Range: Between 30°C And 54°C
- Noise Level: Silverado In Whisper Mode
- Total Weight: Swiftech - A Heavyweight At 789 Grams!
- Thermal Resistance C/W: Double Victory For Swiftech
- Fan Revolutions: From 3300 Rpm To 6700 Rpm
- Looking At The New Test Candidates
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- TRIG T40-1 And T40-3: Too Much Tension In The Latch Spring
- Noise Control Silverado: 50 Grams Of Pure Silver
- Noise Control Silverado: 50 Grams Of Pure Silver, Continued
- P Alpha: Three-hole Base For A Perfect Fit
- Swiftech MC462: Best Cooling Ability For Overclocking
- Swiftech MC462: Best Cooling Ability For Overclocking, Continued
- Thermal Take Super Orb: Much More Appearance Than Reality!
- Thermal Take Super Orb: Much More Appearance Than Reality! Continued
- Summary: A Comparison Of All 23 Fans
- Design Guide By AMD: Interaction With The PC Case
- Conclusion: The Silverado Is The Technological Highlight