Dr Thermal V77L Heatsink Review
by David, 7 December 2001
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.
Some time ago,
we reviewed the Thermal Integration FO-BE25D, a cooler which was
strikingly similar to the Thermosonic Thermoengine of fame. Now,
Thermal Integration took the FO-BE25D, which happened to be a prototype
cooler, made a few changes here and there, and released the Dr Thermal
V77L cooler, based on the radiating fin design of the original Thermoengine.
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
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.
goes out to Ms Elaine from Thermal
Integration for being really kind to hook us up with a review
sample. We were supposed to have reviewed this cooler quite some
time ago, thus apologies to Thermal Integration for the delay are
Lets take a
look at the specifcations of the cooler.