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Double Whammy Celeron Cooler

Double Whammy Celeron Cooler - PCSTATS
Abstract: It seems as though today everyone is trying to get that extra 2-5% of processing power out of those oh so inexpensive but wonderful Intel Celerons.
Filed under: Cooling / Heatsinks Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: none Dec 19 1999   D. Dee  
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Test System Configuration

Processor Intel Celeron 400@ 450mhz
Hard Disk Drive WD 10.2 GB 7200 RPM HD
Video Card Creative Labs Riva TnT
Motherboard ABIT BH6 (LH BIOS Flash)

Speeds, Voltages and Results

6.0 x 66mhz (default) 2.0 V (default) System runs fine, no crashes, no lockup in games
6.0 x 75mhz 2.0 V (default) Stable 9% Increase in FPS
6.0 x 83mhz 2.0 V (default) Won't boot past Win98 splash screen
6.0 x 83mhz 2.05 V Gets to Win98 desktop then locks up
6.0 x 83mhz 2.10 V (default) Registry Error, desktop locks up on boot


Now as it seems you would think that the cooler isn't what is made up to be, but in fact it is that and much more. With the original HSF I could not even attain a Windows 98 desktop let alone get past the splash screen. That is what I call a HUGE leap in performance from my celeron. I think that primarily although heat could be a factor, (which I doubt) overall the quality of the Celeron is my limiting factor. Even if I could get my system up and running at 500mhz my network would be defunct because my little Netgear FA310TX card cannot handle the high clock speed. Raw power is nice to have, but when you want to LAN it up on the weekend compatibility and stability are the first priority. The 3DCoolDouble Whammy Celeron Cooler says what it claims to do and more. Sure, your first argument was that I couldn't get it up to 500mhz, well I would rather be stable at 450mhz with a cooled system then pushing the limits until eventually it becomes the straw that broke the Abit BH6's back. So that said I think that this Celeron cooler would be great in any case that is looking for a low cost upgrade to that current heatsink / fan combo.
Pros & Cons

Pros-

Pushes 15cfm of air through 2 fans
Huge heatsink for more dissipation of heat
single three prong power connector
quiet as a whisper inside the case
great upgrade for existing 1 fan HSF's
compact size makes it universally fitting
3DCool only makes quality products

Cons-

Heatsink is huge but not as big as I'd like it
No backplate to take eat off of rear of chip
2 screws on back instead of 4
If not screwed down correctly could damage chip


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