Reviews and Problems with Thermaltake SlimX3 CL-P0534
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good for low power
Michael K., Newegg
6 August 2012
Summary: CPU i5-3450s
Pros: cheap. small, perfect for 65 watt cpu
Cons: Because it only vents out 2 sides it would not work for the asrock z77E-itx. the mem on one side and the board heatsink on the other blocked air flow. could not rotate 90* it would hit the Caps on the board.
Summary: I have 2 of these fans and they seem to work just fine. However, I was swapping out a Sandy Bridge CPU from a ZOTEC Z86 Wifi Supreme motherboard. I fired it up and it wouldn't post. I thought maybe I bent some pins or something. I took it apart and saw that 2 corners of the chip had cracked and been bent. Obviously this was my fault and not the fan, I overtightened 2 of the screws.
Pros: Nice low profile fan for the price. Works and fits well for my applications.
Summary: This cooler is not made for your overclocked or even stock speed i5 2500K (95W). It is rated for processors below 75W.
Pros: I couldn't find a good review of this product online so I decided to do some work myself.
Cons: It was not immediately clear, nor in the instructions, how far to tighten down the screws that hold the cooler on. I went with finger tight plus 1/2 turn with a screwdriver and that seemed to work fine.
Summary: During install I tossed the provided thermal grease. and used arctic silver.
Pros: * Cheep
Cons: bios claims the fan is going at constant maxed out 2755 RPM which is higher than the Mfg stats,. id think if it was staying that cool it would back of on the speed a little bit,. in favor of lower noise. but its not. So why did i buy a 4 pin fan again,.. but hey its doing the job, very well, and its not very noisy. hard to beat that for 20$
Summary: I bought this HSF and a Silverstone NT07-1156 to try out in a SB build in a Wesena ITX2, which only has about 40mm of clearance. This HSF performed much worse compared to the NT07-1156. With the NT07-1156, peak temps in one 32M run of HyperPi were about 70 deg.; with this HSF, temps reached 90 deg. halfway through.
Pros: - Very low profile
Cons: - Heatpipes do not make direct contact with CPU
Pros: Does a fine job in cooling. I've never actually run this E6550 with a stock H/S, but it's oc'd from 2.33 to 2.8 and it hits only mid 50's under 24/7 load, so I assume the cooler is doing it's job.
Summary: The heatsink and heat pipes seems pretty decent.. How much cooling do you need, how much noise will you put up with...
Pros: Cheap, solid connection to motherboard, fan retention clips are very adaptable letting you swap out to a higher capacity fan if you so desire. Under $20... what do you expect?
Cons: Not really a "con" but you do need to tighten down the screws on the backside of the motherboard, so it's not painless to swap out coolers down the road... will have to pull the motherboard to do so....
Pros: Great Price for HTPC cooler. This bad boy keeps my Sandy Bridge 2100 3.1g idle at 34c (depeding on load and ambient temperature). FYI the mount bracket for 1156 socket are the same slot used for 1155 socket mobo. (If you already 1156 CPU cooler, that cooler will work with any 1155 socket mobo)
Cons: I'd only use this CPU cooler for low wattage dual core cpu only. I recommend a bigger cooler, more heat pipes for quad core with 95 watts and above.