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Coolermaster Aero 7+

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For those who don't know, this is a Socket A CPU fan and Heatsink. This fan seriously r0x0rs. It's a skivved all copper base, dimensions of the base are roughly 80x80mm, mostly it's made for high performance PCs and overclockers, I bought it for the latter reason. Without overclocking, attached to my AMD Athlon 2500+ XP Barton Core chip, it's keeping it cooler than my ambient case temperature; and that's saying something as I have a 5 fan setup not including the PS, 3 intake, 2 exhaust. :D

Get's a :up::up: from me!

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'Skivved' means the heatsink is all one piece of metal, instead of one piece for the frame with the fins welded inside it. Which means that the heat transfers better, meaning better overall cooling. :up: I'll look up the temps and write them down next time I reboot. :)
And it looks gooood!!! :D

After rebooting and idling for 10 min or so...while the ambient case temp fluctuated from roughly 39-40 degrees C/102-104 degrees F, the CPU stayed at a constant 31 degrees C/87 degrees F. As you can see, that's a pretty significant differential. After 2 hours playing Max Payne 2 at full settings minus Anti-Aliasing, the ambient case temp had risen to 41 degrees C/105 degrees F, but the CPU was still the same temperature as before 31 degrees C/87 degrees F! In all fairness though, the way my case is set up, there's two 80mm intake fans directly behind the Coolermaster, so it is taking fresh air and putting it on the CPU, while the rest of the case is stuck with the regular airflow; and these stats aren't as accurate as they would be if I was using a third party sensor placed on the CPU's core as they did in this article, instead of the onboard monitoring of my MOBO.

However, due to the enormity of the heatsink, some motherboards and/or cases may not have th room for it. The base is 80x80mm, so considering you have the clearance on top of the CPU, an easy way to tell if it'll fit your motherboard is to take an 80mm case fan and roughly center it over the socket. It does look right cool though in a modded case such as mine. It also comes with a knob that you can mount in a free PCI or 3.5 Bay that controls the fan speed so if you aren't running a heavy load it isn't so loud. Still though, so long as you aren't in a situation where you need silence, all things considered I think it's an excellent choice for high-end PCs and overclockers...especially with the $22.00 price tag. Not bad, not bad at all.


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Okay, I have decided that this Fan is GOD!!! At least in the realm of budget overclocking

I have my CPU overclocked to 2.2 GHz now, and it hasn't gone over 35 degrees Celsius!!! :D Dare I try and overclock some more? I'm already at AMD Athlon 3200 XP speeds, at least that's what it says I have in my system window. Pfffffft!!! :D
Are you sure about that? I'm thinking that it actually would be possible the way my case is set up. Not only is it an over clocking fan, but it also has 2 80mm fans pulling outside air in right onto it. That's why I'm thinking it might actually be possible. Is there some test I can run to verify what you're saying? :confused:
No, no hearing protection LOL. But I'm thinking that because the CPU is right next to my intake fans, if the case's Ambient air temperature is across from it, on the other side of the MOBO, then wouldn't it be warmer where the sensor for the Ambient air temp is, than where the CPU is? It makes sense logically, the air's cooler over by the CPU because it's fresh from the outside, by the time it reaches the other side, it would be warmer. Is there something wrong with this logic? :confused:
Okay. :)
Originally posted by Rockn:
Eru and his new toy:

ROFLMAO! That's great Rockn, I think I'll put that on my homepage. LOL
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