Dynatron's Socket A Cooler Model #DC1206BM-O Review
Reviewed by: Bosco
Reviewed on: September 5, 2002
Price: $27 USD
Today, I'm reviewing a heatsink from dynatron.com, the socket A/370 model # DC1206BM-0. I am really surprised by the size of it. Most CPU coolers you see now a days are fairly large this one is half the size of my Volcano 7+. Will it cool my CPU enough, is it quiet? Read on and we shall see how it performs.
Nice small compacted box, nothing fancy about it. No specs on the box, no Instructions in the box.
What you get:
The copper heatsink has a total of 60 micro fins for maximum cooling performance.
As you can see from the top view it is a small CPU cooler nothing fancy at the top, there are four screws that you can take off to change the fan if you need to.
There were no instructions provided so I am using my knowledge on how to do it. :) First thing I do is clean the old thermal grease off that way I get good contact with the new heatsink.
Once this is done I pull the CPU out and apply the new grease to the CPU core.
I try and get the grease as smooth as possible to get the best contact and cooling I can. The Grease I am using was provided by dynatron-corp.
Once I am done that, I place the CPU back onto the board now I am ready to place the heatsink on.
Being very careful I place the heatsink on the CPU and gently using a screwdriver I pop the clip on the base of the board and now I have it secured into place. Fairly simple procedure just don't put much weight on it and you will be fine. Nothing worse then crushing a CPU. :/
As you can see it looks good. I still can't get over the size, man is it small.
Once the Heatsink is in place hook the wire up to the CPU cooler pins. This was very easy to do. The Heatsink is a perfect size didn't have any problems putting it on the board.
A lot of new Heatsinks that come out today come with fan controllers to give you the option to turn down the speed of the fan when you want to. Me personally if I am not playing a game or working the computer that hard, I don't need my CPU fan going full speed. If you are just surfing the net the noise may bother you if it is a loud fan. Sadly this CPU cooler didn't come with one.
Our testing method:
ALL TESTS DONE WITH FAN AT HIGHEST RPM
I allowed the system to Idle for 30mins to give everything a chance to set. The following test will be compared to a Volcano 7+.
As you can see the DC cooled my CPU and little bit more then my volcano 7+. The speed on the 7+ maxed out at 7100rpm where as the DC was maxing out at 8200rpm, which is a great speed for such a smaller fan.
Awesome cooler. For the size of it and the speed it produced you can't go wrong, even when it’s at full speed it’s still a lot quieter then the volcano. For the size of it I was impressed, very easy to install. If you need a new HSF then you have to look at this one you won't be sorry.