Chrome Orb vs GlobalWin FOP32-1
Page 1 - Battle of the Cheap Socket A Coolers
Most people are out to get the most bang for their buck. A lot of people overclock to do
just that. In overclocking, heat is a very important issue and usually the cooler you get
your processor the higher you can clock it. On one hand you want to cool down your chip
as much as possible but in the other hand you have to watch how much you spend otherwise
you are defeating the purpose of overclocking a cheap chip. This is where the cheap Socket A
coolers come into play for your Socket A AMD Athlon (Thunderbird) or Duron.
So, how do the FOP32-1 and the Chrome Orb size up?
Chrome Orb (DU0462)
Dimensions: 69dia x 45 mm tall
Fan Specifications: 5500 RPM, 22 CFM, 29 dBA, Ballbearing
Heat Sink Material: Aluminum 6030
Thermal Resistance: Theta ja=0.81c/w
Heat Sink Dimensions: 70mm x 61.8mm x41mm
Fan Specifications: 4500 RPM ±15%, 26CFM, 36 dBA, Y.S. Tech
Heat Sink Material: Anodized Aluminum Alloy 6063
Thermal Conductivity: 0.0015K cal/cm/sec/°C
Chrome Orb, Installed
What did we slap these puppies in? Our new Thunderbird box, of course.
The Blue Beast
AMD Athlon (Thunderbird) 800 @ 1000MHz
128 MB Corsair PC-133 SDRAM
Hercules GeForce2 MX (Memory Overclock to 210 MHz)
2 IBM Deskstars in a RAID 0 Array
Sound Blaster Live! Value
Asus 50x Max CD-ROM Drive
Pioneer 10x DVD-ROM Drive
OS: Windows 2000
All Housed in the offical Xtreme Tek "Blue Beast"
Ok, now we know what we're dealing with and what's producing heat, let's see how these
puppies install and then we'll see how they perform.
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