7228 Socket A CPU Cooler
by david, 15 November 2001
coolers are one of the most important components in a computer,
as with the high end CPUs nowadays, having an inadequate cooler
will most certainly result in a burnt and dead processor, as well
as liberal amounts of tears and pain from you and your wallet.
time ago, we reviewed the Thermal Integration FO-BE25D, a cooler
which was strikingly similar to the Thermosonic Thermoengine of
fame. Now, Arkua Technology Co. Ltd, a Taiwan-based company, pops
onto the scene with their range of Arkua coolers, based on the radiating
fin design of the original Thermoengine. (Ed: Ever noticed that
most of the high end coolers produced nowadays all come out of Taiwan?)
Remember the whole hoo-hah about the hollow and solid core thermoengines?
Thermosonic broke up into two companies, Thermal Integration, and
Arkua Technology Co. Ltd. Both companies are managed by former personnel
from the original Thermosonic, as well as producing heatsinks that
look strikingly similar.
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.
Tech was very kind to send me 3 of their Arkua coolers, one of which
is the Arkua 7228 being reviewed here, with the others being the
Arkua 6258 and the Arkua 6228, reviews pending. My gratitude to
Ms Peggy Wang of Arkua
Tech for being a great help in obtaining the review samples.
take a quick look at the specifications of the Arkua 7228 cooler.