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Arkua 6258 Socket A CPU Cooler
review by david, 18 December 2001

Introduction

As 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.

Arkua 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.

The 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.

Compared 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 elsewhere.

My 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.

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