6258 Socket A CPU Cooler
by david, 18 December 2001
most of us already know, Thermosonic, creator of the famous Thermoengine
and it's radiating fin design, broke up into two companies, Thermal
Integration, and Arkua Technologies. Thus both companies have come
out with a product line incorporating the radiating fin design of
the original Thermengine, though with enhancements and improvements
over the old design.
Tech produces aluminium based coolers, as well as copper/aluminium
hybrid coolers, where the cooler are mostly aluminium, but also
have a copper core inserted in the middle. This allows for the copper
to absorb heat from the processor faster, as well as utilising the
heat dissipation superiority of the aluminium fins to disperse the
heat accumulated by the cooler.
Arkua 6258 is one of the coolers utilizing a copper insert. The
downside of using copper inserts is that the performance of the
heatsink in question is heavily influenced by how well the aluminium
body is bonded to the copper insert, or vice versa. If the bonding
process is improperly done, the heat absorbed by the copper cannot
be properly transmitted to the aluminium fins.
to the Arkua 7228 and
the 6228, the 6528 is
the smallest of them all. To be more precise, the 6258 is roughly
half the height of the 6228, while maintaining similar dimensions
gratitude to Ms Peggy Wang of Arkua
Tech for being a great help in obtaining the review sample.
Lets take a quick look at the specifications of the Arkua 6258 cooler.