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Glaciator not in ClubOC's 'Top Ten'????

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Richard

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You mean there are other overclocker websites? ;D

I just glanced at their list of heatsinks and I don't see that they've even reviewed the glaciator. I could be wrong, but I don't see it in their list of reviews.

I think the important stat in that list of top 10 is that the difference from their #2 to their #10 is about 3 degrees celsius. Judging by that stat I think its fairly safe to say all those heatsinks perform relatively the same with one another. While one may be a little bit better than another. You're really splitting hairs after a certain point.

If you've got a glaciator you can feel confident you've got just about the best in current heatsink technology.

Len (Jul 28, 2001 10:39 p.m.):
How is that possible? I thought it was generally considered in the top 5.

 
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William

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they use the in socket thermistor, I question most of their reviews on that alone.
 

Richard

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I can't imagine a web-site doing that. <wink wink>

DaNut (Jul 29, 2001 10:58 a.m.):
Perhaps it's because none of their "sponsors" carries Glaciator, and adding it to their top 10 list, will push most of those HSFs down the ranking a notch.
 

Thelemac

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The review doesn't mean anything...or it shouldn't. The testing procedures aren't stable enough, and/or they don't test for the difference and incorporate that into their results.

Major problems:
Room temp was 72F.
My problem with that:
Where was it measured? If it wasn't by the processor, it doesn't mean anything cause temps vary a lot throughout a space.

In socket thermistor was bent up to touch processor
My problem with that:
So? Still isn't accurate. If you're doing a review that is going to affect how people spend their money, the least you could do is make sure that it is going to be accurate. If you don't have the means to do it, you really shouldn't be running a hardware site.
 

BillA

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Jan 2, 2001
Thelemac, you're on the right track - just pursue it to a more reasoned end

why is a cpu (with all of it's, and the associated mobo's variables) being used as a heat source ?

be cool
 

Thelemac

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BillA (Jul 31, 2001 08:27 p.m.):
Thelemac, you're on the right track - just pursue it to a more reasoned end

why is a cpu (with all of it's, and the associated mobo's variables) being used as a heat source ?

be cool

Actually, the heat source is constant...all that was done was hsf switch...so it *should* be constant, at least. Of course, the voltage does vary...though that would be taken care of with a long enough run. I prefer that reviews use cpus as opposed to static heat sources (both is fine, too) as it shows real world performance. The measuring in most reviews is extrememly inadequate, but the main procedures are fine.

If they changed the cpu and/or mobo, that would be a *gigantic* problem.