Summary: Can be flipped 180 degrees to clear capacitors! Very well packeged!
Pros: Excellent lightweight socket A cooling solution. This is the best cooler I could find for my Soltek board since it doesn't have the mounting holes around the socket. Very light and cool looking. My Athlon XP 2500+ runs cooler now overcloned to 3200+ than it did before non-OC. And thats with a reg...
Cons: Fins are very dilicate, so use caution as there is not much to grab onto when installing.
Pros: I have this setup with a 46 cfm fan, and man does it get good temps. My 3800+ runs at 92-100 degrees farenheit when overclocked to 2.5 ghz. Great design too. I also used it on an athlon xp 2400+. Dropped the temps 5 Celsius.
Summary: I mounted the overhang over the memory slots. With the 92mm fan it keeps the MB much cooler. I have a 80 MM fan inputting filtered air from outside the box directly into the heat sink fan. I have a 92mm fan exausting air.
Pros: Great Cooler. Installed on a ASUS P4P800 3 gig P4, fit nicely. Lowered temps 11 degrees at idle down to 95f. Under load only goes up to 110f, 20f degrees less. The old tempos were not OC'd, new temps are running 10% (3.3Gig) OC'd.
Summary: This is a kit, so make sure you have some experience changing CPUs and with your case. Make sure you check for capacitors to the immediate left and right of your CPU. They will block the vertical heatpipes. Make sure you own a well ventilated case to supplement the fan.
Pros: Very efficient and quiet CPU cooler! Looks good too in a windowed aluminum case. 30 degree system temp and only 41 degree CPU temps at full load with AMD XP 2800!
Cons: Need to also buy a 3-pin 80 or 92mm fan (not included), unless you trust your case fans with your CPU.
Works very well, some difficulty with installation on my GA-7VT600-L
Scott L., Newegg
7 February 2006
Pros: Very efficient cooling. Used a SILVERSTONE RL-FM91 92mm 2 Ball Case Cooling Fan set to about medium speed. Heat went from around 60c to about 40c under load with arctic silver 5 thermal paste and this heat sink as opposed to the stock AMD heat sink on my Athlon XP3200+
Cons: Had some difficulty situating the heat sink and attatching the mounting bracket, but once on there it is very secure.
Summary: Nice heat sink. I actually ordered it by mistake; I meant to get the SI-90, but this works great. I installed it on an Epox 9NPA+ Ultra, and put it where the hold down mechanism goes between the heat pipes.
Summary: this heatpipe tech works great on hot cpus but this one can be a pain on some mother boards to install, I had to unbolt the PS and shift it out of the way on my other system, Hopefullt I won't on my new AMD64 Sys, Good luck and Newegg Rocks as always!!!
Summary: got mine a few weeks back coupled with thermaltake 92mm smart case fan...and wow its amazing... using MBM5 stock idle temp 35C-37C full load 40C-45C OCed 2.5ghz idle 35C-37C full load 45C-52C system info abit an7 mobo amd xp 2700 geil 512mb x2 6600 gt seagate 160 IDE HDD installing was a bit tricky...
Summary: This cooler fits just about every motherboard out there. It is really hard to find a high end heatsink that doesnt mount with the 4 screws that go through the motherboard. This one is just a hare over the weight of the stock Athlon cooler and outperforms it substantially.