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AGP AirLift

Former staff writer    -   June 16, 2001
Category: Cooling
HighSpeedPC


Introduction
Today I'm going to review a brand new product from HighSpeedPC.com. The AGP AirLift is a simple but yet efficient video card cooling product. At first looks of this product

Features/Specifications

  • All plastic (non-conductive) body
  • Light weight: only 3oz the AGP card easily supports it.
  • Base measures 80mm x 80mm
  • Rubber (non-conductive) feet
  • Fan size: 60mm x 60mm x 25mm
  • Dual Ball Bearing design
  • 12v, 2.16w
  • 3 pin power plug
  • 4200 RPM
  • 35 dBA
  • 27 CFM


  • Installation
    Installations don't get any easier then this. You simply place the AGP AirLift on your AGP graphics card where it gets the hottest. Next you plug the 3pin power plug into your motherboard. If you do not have an empty place on your motherboard to plug the fan into then you will need to get a 3 to 4 Pin Adaptor cable from HighSpeedPC.com.



Now, if you have a narrow video card like the GeForce MX based video cards you will need to slightly modify the AGP AirLift to get it to work. All you have to do is remove the two rubber feet on the leading edge of the AirLift and reattach them approximately 1 inch back toward the other two rubber feet.
Pictures speak louder than words:



Testing

You might be asking does this thing actually work? Well I played about an hour of Quake3 before I installed the AGP Airlift and wrote down the temps. I also played about an hour of Quake3 after installing the AGP Airlift and wrote temps down. The temps are listed below:




Conclusion
This simple but efficient cooler was very easy to install requiring no screws or clips. Dropped video temps by 2�c and dropped the cpu temp by 1�C because the air of the AGP AirLift flows over the cpu's fan/heatsink. Pick one of these AGP AirLift coolers up today from HighSpeedPc.com and tell them we sent ya!

Pros:
  • Built well
  • No need for clip or screws to install
  • Very easy to install

Cons:
  • No fan monitoring support



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