bit-tech.net

Conroe heatsink group test

Comments 26 to 29 of 29

Reply
leviathan18 4th August 2006, 19:41 Quote
the real perfomance of the big typhoon isnt unleashed in this test you have to polish the base and fill the gaps in the alu fin (there are 2 if you take the fan) to really show the perfomance of the TT BT
Rogan 7th August 2006, 17:30 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by dragontail
Quote:
Originally Posted by yahooadam
i was confused by this bit


(page 5)


(page 6)

Sorry, but to me those seem to vastly contradict each other - can anyone explain how that works, or is that a typo ..


yeah, that confused me too.

The fins at the bottom of the Arctic are curved to push a little cool air down onto the VRMs. All the Auras' fins point straight back.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkedge
"Unlike most of the other heat sinks, it uses six separate heat pipes instead of three pipes doubled over. However, because of the design, only three of these are aligned correctly (pointing vaguely upwards) when the unit is installed in a tower case."

I never thought that gravity would affect a heat pipe that badly - is this really a big deal?

It's not gravity that affects the pipes - it's convection. At a given temperature (something tells me 66 degrees C) the liquid inside the tubes boils and rises as a gas - taking heat with it up to the fins.

Cheers all.
*flees*
Rogan 7th August 2006, 22:07 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by leviathan18
the real perfomance of the big typhoon isnt unleashed in this test you have to polish the base and fill the gaps in the alu fin (there are 2 if you take the fan) to really show the perfomance of the TT BT

All testing was done on stock HSF, the bases of these were cleaned, purified and AS testing TIM was applied. The bases are tested stock to provide a fair comparison. It costs them (TT) money to lap the base and this would be reflected in the price; lapping any or all of the bases would skew the quality/price/performance results. I also doubt if the TT would fare that much better - especially if the Freezer and Auras were also lapped.

Then there's the quality and repeatability of a hand lapped finish etc etc.
fatty 11th August 2006, 14:26 Quote
What a great artical now all you need to do is get the conroe under some phase change cooling for the extreme overclockers amongst us :D
Log in

You are not logged in, please login with your forum account below. If you don't already have an account please register to start contributing.



Discuss in the forums