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Review: LGA 775 CPU Cooler Mega Test

by Matt Davey on 1 June 2007, 14:45

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--- Appearance, Specification and Compatibility


Intel's cooler design has changed very little since the introduction of the 478 socket and is still going strong today. The simple push-pin mounting system is exceptionally easy to use and secures the cooler in place perfectly. Quite rightly, the design has become almost iconic.

The design features an even-load system that results in effective cooling through guaranteed contact between the CPU and heat-sink. The push-pins use a notch system to ensure the cooler makes a reassuring click when fitted correctly.

The simple, waved heat-sink features a solid copper core with a top-mounted 92mm frameless fan, speed-controlled through the motherboard. At 382g it's easily the lightest of the coolers here.


Specifications – Intel Stock Cooler
Composition Copper, Aluminium
Weight 382g
Dimensions (H x W x D) 75mm x 98mm x 98mm
# of Fans included 1 Fans, 1 x 92mm
Fan Controller? Yes, Motherboard Controlled
Thermal Paste? Yes, pre-applied


Intel's stock cooler is designed to be compatible with just one socket, as you can see: