CoolJag Falcon 92-Cu Heatsink Review
Reviewed by: gotdamojo06
Reviewed on: March 13, 2008
Are you planning on building a new computer or beginning your journey into the exciting world of overclocking and computer modding? Maybe you have noticed that the temperatures for your processor have been climbing higher than you wish. This is a problem that may be solvable by one of the new products from CoolJag, the Falcon 92-Cu heatsink and fan combination. The design of this heatsink looks very similar to that of the Thermalright XP-90 C heatsink. I am curious to see if the Falcon 92-Cu will be able to perform close to one of the leading heatsinks on the market, the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme. Let's begin by taking a look at the Falcon 92-Cu and see what it's made of.
The packaging for the CoolJag Falcon 92-Cu is a very simple looking package; black with a cutout in the front that allows you to see the entire heatsink through molded plastic. On the back of the case, you will find the specifications and features of the Falcon 92-Cu. The right side of the package is very simple, with the CoolJag logo and a statement saying that CoolJag is not responsible for damages. The other side, however, is packed with pictures showing the fan in action, as well as letting you know what the main features are.
When you open the package, along with the heatsink, you will find a black box containing the mounting brackets, an instruction manual, the backplate, and mounting screws.
Enough looking at the Falcon 92-Cu in its packaging, let's see how this thing looks outside. Both ends of the unit have "CoolJag" imprinted on it. The fan that is included and pre-mounted does not actually sit down on the fins of the heatsink, but instead is hovering over the fins by a metal bracket. The fan receives its power via a 4-pin power connector that plugs into your motherboard. The design of this heatsink reminds me of the Thermalright XP-90.
Looking down from above the Falcon 92-Cu, you can tell that the copper fins are placed very closely together and that there are four heat pipes that hold them together and connect them to the base. Speaking of the base, you can tell that CoolJag put a lot of work into this heatsink, as the base is very smooth and looks like it was lapped at the manufacturing department.
Let's take a look at the specifications of this device. Just from the looks of this device, one could gather that it has some impressive specifications.
- Socket Type: Intel LGA775 & AMD Socket (754/939/940/AM2)
- Heatsink Material: Pure Copper Base, Heat Pipes, and Fins. Pure Aluminum Heat Sink
- Heatsink Dimensions: 106 x 122 x 111 mm (LxWxH)
- Heatsink Heatpipes: 4
- Fan Dimensions: 92 x 25 mm
- Fan Speed: 1200RPM - 2500RPM (10% variance)
- Fan Bearing Type: 2-Ball Bearing
- Fan Voltage: 12V
- Fan Noise Level: 18dB~27dB
- Fan Connector: 4-pin
- Fan Color: Green (2x Green LEDs)
- Total Weight: 736g
To properly test the CoolJag Falcon 92-Cu heatsink, I will need to record temperatures during both an idle time (little to no CPU usage), as well as during a full load (100% CPU usage). I will be using SpeedFan 4.33 to gather the temperatures of the CPU cores. I will be using OCCT:PK to simulate the full load testing and running it for 24 hours. I will let the computer sit and cool down for 24 hours before gathering the idle temperatures. I will be testing the processor at both stock speeds with stock voltage settings, as well as overclocked speeds of 3.6GHz with the voltage increased to 1.46 volts. All the temperatures are measured in degrees Celsius.
- Processor: Intel E6600 (Stock & 3.6GHz)
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P35-DQ6
- Memory: Mushkin PC2-6400 (4GB)
- Video Card: Sapphite HD3850
- Power Supply: OCZ 700W GameXStream
- Hard Drive: Western Digital 320GB 16MB Cache SATA
- Optical Drive(s): Lite-on DVD-RW
- Case: Cooler Master Cosmos 1000
- Heatsink: CoolJag Falcon 92-Cu
- Heatsink: Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme
- O/S: Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit
The CoolJag Falcon 92-Cu Heatsink is a great looking piece of hardware. From the design, it seems like it would be able to cool the processor of any type very well, which it was able to do. I was very surprised to see the Falcon 92-Cu come out ahead of the Ultra 120 Extreme by a few degrees in both the stock and overclocked testing, despite the latter having a larger fan. The Falcon 92-Cu was not as efficient at cooling the processor during the Idle testing, however it came back and cooled the chip when it was needed the most; during full load. I really like how this heatsink is very versatile by having the ability to be used on different socket types and has all the included hardware needed to do this. The Falcon 92-Cu is a great heatsink, which not only does a great job cooling the processor, but also looks very cool, with a bright green glow.
- Sleek Looks
- Green (not blue!) LED
- Versatility between CPU socket types
- Fins on the heatsink are flimsy