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ThermoLab Baram 2010 Review

ajmatson    -   June 14, 2010
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The ThermoLab Baram 2010 employs an aluminum fin design with five copper heatpipes to maximize heat transfer that keeps your processor operating as cool as possible. There are a total of 64 fins on the Baram 2010 which is 10 more than the previous model Baram heatsink. The fins alternate direction one by one through the structure causing the airflow to compress as it enters allowing for the maximum amount of surface area to transfer the heat. The Baram 2010 measures 160mm high and 132mm wide with a depth of only 67mm. The total weight without the fans is 625g which gives it a hefty build and claims to be able to handle a TDP of up to 250 watts which is more than enough for any processor on the market today.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The copper heatpipes are designed in a staggered "X" pattern so that the heat is evenly distributed throughout the fins allowing the airflow to transfer the heat to the case. If you look close at the fins you can see that they go in alternating patterns which cause more static pressure between them allowing for the maximum amount of heat to be transferred away from the critical components. The base is made of copper and is very flat and reflective. Any imperfections to the machining that might exist are not visible to the naked eye and unless you are extremely overclocking no lapping should be necessary.

 

 

Adding the dual fans changes the sleekness of the Baram 2010 into a bulky heat busting machine. For boards that populate the closest memory slots to the processor having both fans on will cause some issues if you have tall memory. The fans attach via two wire clips one each side. This attachment system keeps the fans close to the heatsink and allows for constant airflow but leaves the cooler open to noise vibration which I will be listening for during the testing phase.

 

 

To install the cooler to the board there are four arms that need to be mounted to the base of the cooler. Once the arms are installed you then place the padding on the back of the motherboard and secure the back plate to the padding using the adhesive. Place the screws through the back plate and carefully flip the board over. Line up the cooler to the screws and tighten the thumb screws down to finish the installation.

 

 

 

Now that we have the cooler assembled we can move on to the testing part of the review.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look: Continued
  3. Specfications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup & Results
  5. Conclusion
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