Published on 1st July 2009 by
Originally Posted by Dave_MWhy does it have those gaping holes? Looks like they ran out of metal.
"copper is good at conducting and holding heat but not as optimal as aluminium at expending it into the air". That's not right. Aluminium is used because copper is very expensive and heavy. With aluminium, since you can afford more of it you can make a nice, big heatsink. It would perform better than the equivalent cost in copper.
Also, the nickel plating will stop the copper turning into copper oxide from just being in contact with the air. I suppose you could lap the heatsink to get it back to the pure copper layer. It would perform better but I doubt it's really worth it.
Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawnya you guys are about a year to late on the review front for this cpu, still one of the better choices for low profile cases and HTPC machines but still a bit late.
Originally Posted by RansomanQuote:Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawnya you guys are about a year to late on the review front for this cpu, still one of the better choices for low profile cases and HTPC machines but still a bit late.
I don't think so, it is HUGE.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiCopper holds (specific heat capacity) and conducts heat better, but it doesn't give it up as well as aluminium - that's why heatsinks with copper cores and alu fins work as a great combination. (Anyone else remember the copper cored Taisol?)
Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawnI do think so, its in three of my HTPC Cases, a Thermaltake Lanbox, Thermaltake Digital Home Series, and a Aerocool M80.
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