Heatsink Test – Joe
SUMMARY: Mid-level performance at acceptable noise – a good package
- Copper w/ copper base, 4 copper heat pipes
- Fan: 90 x 90 x 25 mm; Speed 2,500 RPM; One ball bearing, 32 dBA, 43 cfm, 3.6 watts, Blue LED
- Fits: Intel Celeron D~2.93 GHz (340J), Core Duo 2.33 GHz (775 Dual-Core), Pentium 4 3.73 GHz (775 Prescott), Pentium EE 3.73 GHz (775 Dual-Core), Pentium D 3.4 GHz (775 Dual-Core).
- Fits: AMD: Athlon 64~4800+ (K8), 64 FX-51 (K8), 64 FX-53 (K8), 64 FX-55 (K8), 64 FX-57 (K8), 64 FX-60(K8),
Opteron 2.6 (K8), Sempron 3300 (K8)
The base was not particularly well finished:
The polishing marks are evident both to the eye and fingertips. Parts that ship with the heatsink allow for multiple mounting options:
|Kingwin KA-9226ACU, 61 dBA²|
¹MBM on-die temperatures.
²50 dBA measured 8″ from the fan intake corresponds to about 30 dBA measured 3 feet from the fan, a very quiet noise level.
Results place Kingwin’s KA-9226ACU in the mid-rank of heatsinks tested to date (Heatsink Ranking).
Mid-level performance at acceptable noise – a good package.
Disclosure: Joe Citarella has a financial interest in a company developing thermosyphon products for electronic chip cooling.