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OCZ Dominator 2 HSF Review Posted by Mike @ 8:00 P.M. on 9/20/02



 

Background

First off, I'd lake to thank OCZ Technology for supplying me with this product, please visit their website at http://www.ocztechnology.com to see more info on this, and other great products. Their website also incldues a directory of retailer who sell their products).

Ugh, I shudder at the thought of the stock AMD heatsink and fan after using this baby. Upon opening the box I was happy with what I saw... A very light heatsink with 46 (...go ahead, count em') fins. I also noticed the rather smooth and shiny bottom, a little more lapping wouldn't have hurt it, but it is rather smooth already. Oh, and did I mention you can pick one up for around $17? But, just how good is it? Read on...

The heatsink fins use OCZ's "textured fin technology." What is that? Well, one side of a fin is smooth, the other is rather bumpy and rough. How does that help? By doing this the fins have more surface area, and allow heat to leave the fin easier, and we all know what happens when you have a cooler heatsink.

As for the fan... it's a YS Tech 60mm, spinning at 7200 rpms, and pushing out around 40 cfm. Luckily, for all the lazies out there, the heatsink and fan come completely assembled and ready to be installed, OCZ has even supplied "Thermal conductive compound." As most of us know, you spread a tiny bit of this on the processor and heatsink to fill any valleys, therefore increasing the contact between the two, and increasing the heat transfer.

But that's enough for the background info... I know what you are all here for so lets hurry up to the pictures and performance!

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