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Dual Overkill Slot Heatsink Review

Dual Overkill Slot Heatsink Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: The Dual Overkill is a PIII SECC2 cooling rig, worth looking at twice with its twin 50mm fan powerhouse. Read the review!
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External Mfg. Website: 3D Cool Apr 28 2000   Bao Ly  
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Overclocking with the Dual Overkill

Pentium III 450 @ 450MHZ:

Quake III scores:

Note: I have ejecting brass, and dynamic lights, etc. disabled in all Quake III tests.

FAST: NORMAL: HIGH QUALITY:
640x480 93.4 FPS 92.6 FPS 92.3 FPS
800x600 93.5 FPS 93.1 FPS 92.5 FPS
1024x768 91.9 FPS 84.8 FPS 84.1 FPS

It's amazing what a Geforce DDR does for such an old CPU. 84.1FPS in 1024x768 with HQ settings is not bad at all.

Temperatures:

System: 30C

CPU: 33C

 

Pentium III 450 @ 558MHZ:


Quake III scores:

FAST: NORMAL: HIGH QUALITY:
640x480 116 FPS 115.5 FPS 115.1 FPS
800x600 115.1 FPS 112.5 FPS 113.3 FPS
1024x768 106.2 FPS 89.7 FPS 88.6 FPS

There is not much of a difference in the resolution that I play at (1024x768 w/ HQ.) However the whole system is a bit more responsive with the 108MHZ increase, so if I were to keep this CPU, I would leave it at 558MHZ anyway.

Temperatures:

System: 31C

CPU: 39C

The "Dual Overkill" is doing a great job here. Keeping the CPU stable at 558MHZ, as well as keeping the temperature below 40C.

Conclusion:

The "Dual Overkill" is a very good cooling product. While I cannot agree with all of 3D Cool's claims, this fact remains; the "Dual Overkill" is an excellent value. While the Alpha P3125S MAY have helped to stabilize the CPU at 600MHz, it is debatable whether an additional 32MHZ of performance is really worth the extra $10-20 USD premium. Ultimately I can only view the "Dual Overkill" as an `insurance' cooler, that is to maintain stability at a set overclocked speed, and is a worthy upgrade if you are still trying to overclock with the Intel heat sink. This is not an Alpha killer, but it does own the price vs. performance ratio.

Coming Soon:

Look for an upcoming Cambridge Desktop Theatre 2500 /w SoundBlaster Live! Platinum review.

-- Bao

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