7T268B1M3 CoolCat Combination Cooler
by David, 23 February 2003
see many CPU coolers available on the market, either for AMD or
Intel based systems, depending on socket architecture. You have
socket 370, socket 462, socket this, socket that, so on and so forth.
As such, since CPU coolers are normally socket specific, it isn't
exactly an everyday thing where one finds a combination cooler that
suits two major architectures, i.e. socket A/370 and socket 478.
Speeze 7T286B1M3 CoolCat is a cooler that supports both of the current
favorites, AMD AthlonXP and Intel Pentium4 CPUs. Somehow, Speeze's
cooler naming convention still leaves a lot to be desired, as their
model names and numbers are very long and unwieldy. I'll refer to
this heatsink as the CoolCat for the remainder of this review.
CoolCat is a full aluminum heatsink and sports a 70mm fan; something
which runs away from the standard 60mm / 80mm fans used on most
heatsink solutions nowadays. Seeing as most midrange to high end
coolers are all copper-based, it will be interesting to see how
well the CoolCat's all aluminum design works, especially since this
cooler is rated to support up to the XP3000+ CPU @ Bartons.
from the Speeze website:
in 1991, Speeze® is the brand for computer thermal solutions.
To meet the needs of the global market, we have established the
production facilities in China, the head office in the USA and
overseas branches in The Netherlands, U.K., Germany, Taiwan and
Japan all strategically located to the customers we serve.
Speeze we will always develop a wide range of thermal products,
as well as investing heavily in quality manufacturing, Research
& Development. We aim to provide top quality products for
national distributors as well as for ODM and OEM clients. We are
always moving forward with new and innovative thermal solutions.
Heat sink : 90×78×48 mm (l × w × h)
- 12VDC Fan
- Bearing Ball
- Rated speed
3700 RPM +/-10%
- Rated power
- Noise level
- Air flow
- Current 0.2
- Life hours
3 Pin, mainboard
- Intel :
~ 2.2 GHz (FC-PGA2)
4 ~ 3.06 GHz (Willamette / Northwood)
III ~ 1.4 GHz (FC-PGA2)
III ~ 1.13 GHz (FC-PGA)
~ 1.4 GHz (FC-PGA)
- AMD :
XP ~ 3000+ (Barton)
MP ~ 2600+ (Thoroughbred)
XP ~ 2800+ (Thoroughbred)
XP ~ 2100+ (Palomino)
~ 1.4 GHz (Thunderbird)
~ 1.3 GHz (Morgan)
resistance 0.41 °C/W
- Thermal type
White grease pre-applied
- Clip model
With the specifications
out of the way, lets take a closer gander at the heatsink itself.
Closer Look >>