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Thermaltake Blue Orb Chipset Cooler Review

Bosco    -   October 19, 2002


Testing

Test System:

  • Pentium III 1000Mhz
  • Gigabyte 6VTXE-A Motherboard
  • 512MB SDRAM
  • Asus GeForce 4 MX440 Video Card
  • 20GIG Harddrive
  • Running Windows XP Professional
  • We let this system cook for about 1 hour using SETI@Home, and then the results were recorded.

    A 6°C difference is pretty amazing. It does manage to bring the chipset temperature below 40°C.

    Conclusion

    A pretty neat item, to say the least. Mainstream users will probably find very little use for this cooler, but overclockers will want to get their systems as cool as they can, and this item can help them achieve that. One thing I noticed however, is that the Blue Orb will not fit in all types of motherboards, depending on how close the chipset is to the space designated for a CPU heatsink. If I remember correctly several P4 motherboards will be unable to handle a Blue Orb due to the proximity of the chipset and CPU heatsink.

    Pros

  • Effective
  • Looks Cool
  • Cons

  • Only overclockers will find it useful
  • May not fit in some motherboards



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