Summary: This cooler leaves me with mixed feelings. The cooler construction is of great quality. It is extremely light-weight and compact. It also operates at a low noise level. The overclocked and overvolted temperatures were lower than the all stock temperatures if only by a few degrees. Overclockers looking to push there systems further by lowering their temperature may find reason to purchase this if they are not using a large CPU cooler that is.
Pros: Low noise operation, Reduces temperatures, Motherboard compatibility, Lightweight, Long fan cable, Decent price
Cons: Clearance and installation issues with large CPU coolers, CPU cooler compatibility, Base could have a better finish, Only a few degrees cooler than the stock passive cooler, More noise compared to the stock passive cooler, Limited availability
Excerpt: When Coolink first notified me about the ChipChilla, the first thing I thought of was the reference NVIDIA 680i motherboard and how loud the stock chipset cooler is. Coolink advertises the ChipChilla as a solution for overheating Northbridge chipsets, and while it is true that a few of the current chipsets get very hot, they rarely overheat to the point of failure.
Conclusion: The Coolink Chipchilla chipset cooler is solidly performing cooler that blows away the stock chipset cooler.The cooler has an intricate design, very reminiscent of a CPU cooler, and has good noise performance.The design takes into account the various chipset designs and mounting attachments, addressing any compatibility issues.However, the cooler can only be installed in limited orientations, decreasing its flexibility.Overall, if your motherboard can accommodate the...
Summary: To heat up the chipset and to record temperatures, we used the integrated video which is actually capable of MPEG-2 decoding. This little chipset is quite the powerhouse and we decoded video which running Prime95 and some HDD activity to make this chipset heat up. Load temps were taken with HWMonitor which records maximum temperatures. We took idle readings 15 minutes after we stopped the load to see how well it can take the heat away after the load is removed. The...
Pros: Nifty design mirrors CPU HSFs, Quiet fan has vibration dampeners to further reduce noise, Provide better cooling that stock chipset cooling, Price - Sub $17
Cons: Design is limited due to many multi-chip cooling solutions on todays motherboards
Conclusion: When cooling of this scale is achieved by an entirely silent cooler it is truly astonishing, as often effectiveness is sacrificed in exchange for a little silence. However, this is not the case with this cooler, as the statement “you can have your cake and eat it too” really does just about some up this product.
Pros: Silent, Great Price, Great looks, Awesome Performance
Cons: Installation was fiddly, Maybe a little costly?
Conclusion: I must admit that I have been really impressed by the Coolink ChipChilla throughout this review. The build quality of the chipset cooler is very good apart from the slighty 'cheap' looking cooling fan. The inclusion of a braided and shrink-wrapped fan cable does the unit further justice. Furthermore; the installation of the Coolink ChipChilla was a painless affair in general, but please be mindful of potential compatibility issues with large CPU coolers.
Pros: *, Quality build, *, Price, *, Performance, *, Can handle both passive and active duties, *, Near silent
Conclusion: Good price, good performance, easy installation; any of these things are adjectives that you could use when describing the ChipChilla. We also like the fact that this cooler has several easy mounting options. Without a doubt, when you take everything into account the ChipChilla is reasonably priced and performs very well and it is extremely easy to install yet this still somehow fails to convey how good a unit this little thing really is.
Conclusion: Mit dem ChipChilla hat Coolink einen wahren Chipsatz-Kühler-Monster in das Leben gerufen. In der heutigen Zeit werden Chipsätze wärmer und wärmer, deswegen muss auch eine gute Kühlung her. Dafür sollte der ChipChilla perfekt sein. Ob man ein Silent-Fan ist, oder ein Overclocker, der Kühler findet bei beiden Seiten einen Platz. Bevor man sich jedoch den Chipsatz-Kühler von Coolink zulegen will, sollte man vorher sein Mainboard-Layout begutachten.
Excerpt: Votre chipset chauffe trop ? Grâce à son double caloduc imposant de 6 mm assorti d'un ventilateur silencieux de 60 mm, le Chipchilla refroidit aisément les chipsets actuels souvent sollicités voire overclockés. Sa conception asymétrique et son système de fixation adaptable (avec pates et goupilles de fixation) confèrent au Chipchilla une grande compatibilité avec les cartes mères Intel et AMD.