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Thermaltake Big Typhoon VX Review

Former staff writer    -   March 5, 2007


Specifications:





Model CL-P0310
Compatibility Intel Core 2 Exterme(Socket LGA775)
Intel Core 2 Duo (Socket LGA775)
Intel Pentium Extreme Edition (Socket LGA 775)
Intel Pentium D (Socket LGA 775)
Intel Pentium 4 (Socket LGA775)
Intel Celeron D (Socket LGA775)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 (Socket 939, AM2)
AMD Athlon 64 FX (Socket 939, AM2)
AMD Athlon 64 (Socket 754, 939, AM2)
AMD Sempron (Socket 754, AM2)
Heatsink Dimensions 122(L) x 122(D) x 103(H) mm
Heatsink Material Copper Base & Aluminum Fin (142Fin)
Heatpipe Copper Tube 6mm x 6 pcs
Weight 822g
Fan Dimension 120x120x25 mm
Rated Voltage 12V
Started Voltage 7V
Poer Input 3.00W
Fan Speed 1300 ~2000 RPM
Max. Air Flow 86.5CFM
Max. Air Pressure 2.22mmH2O
Noise 16dBA~24dBA
Life Expectation 30,000hrs
Connector 3 Pin

Installation:



Installation is easy. Simply attach the mounting method that you will be using (in my case LGA775), apply your thermal paste and then secure the cooler with the 4 push pins, making the necessary hookups. If you have a small case, you might run into a clearance issue with this cooler, though if you are using a larger or a regular sized case then you should be okay.




Testing:



Test Setup
  • Intel Q6600 ES
  • Abit AW9DMax
  • 2 x 1 GB Mushkin Xp8500
  • 2 x 750 GB Seagate HDD’s
  • Mushkin 650Watt PSU
  • Windows XP Pro SP2


Testing will be relatively straightforward on this cooler - boot the machine and let it idle for 10 minutes at desktop and then run 15 minutes of OCCT to obtain a load temp. I will then OC (over-clock) the CPU to 3 GHz and repeat. All the temperatures will be the average of the 4 cores as reported by core temp. (temp1+temp2+temp3+temp4/4=result)


During the testing phase of thie review i noticed that the speed settings on the fan controller only really changed the temperature outcome by 2-3*C at most.  I attempted to reseat the cooler and got the same results so i do think that this was a short coming of the cooler and not a mounting issue.



  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Specifications, Installation & Testing
  3. Conclusion
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