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Speeze 7T268B1M3 CoolCat Combination Cooler
review by David, 23 February 2003

Introduction

We 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.

The 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.

The 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.

About Speeze

Taken from the Speeze website:

Founded 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.

At 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.

Specifications

  • Dimensions Heat sink : 90×78×48 mm (l × w × h)
  • 12VDC Fan : 70×70×15mm
  • Bearing Ball bearing
  • Rated speed 3700 RPM +/-10%
  • Rated power 2.4 W
  • Noise level 27.5 dBA
  • Air flow 23.9 CFM
  • Current 0.2 A
  • Life hours Ball: 50.000
  • Connector 3 Pin, mainboard
  • Application
  • Intel :
    • Celeron ~ 2.2 GHz (FC-PGA2)
    • Pentium 4 ~ 3.06 GHz (Willamette / Northwood)
    • Pentium III ~ 1.4 GHz (FC-PGA2)
    • Pentium III ~ 1.13 GHz (FC-PGA)
    • Celeron ~ 1.4 GHz (FC-PGA)
  • AMD :
    • Athlon XP ~ 3000+ (Barton)
    • Athlon MP ~ 2600+ (Thoroughbred)
    • Athlon XP ~ 2800+ (Thoroughbred)
    • Athlon XP ~ 2100+ (Palomino)
    • Athlon ~ 1.4 GHz (Thunderbird)
    • Duron ~ 1.3 GHz (Morgan)
  • Thermal resistance 0.41 °C/W
  • Thermal type White grease pre-applied
  • Clip model 0606620

With the specifications out of the way, lets take a closer gander at the heatsink itself.

A Closer Look >>


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