The system that the Speeze EEA67B4 VultureSpin 3 was installed on was comprised of the following:
|Processor:||AMD Athlon XP 2000+ (1.67Ghz) @ 2.08GHz|
|Memory:||512MB Corsair TwinX1024-4400C25PT|
|Graphics Card:||Power Color ATI RADEON 9250|
|Hard Drives:||Western Digital 40GB|
|Cooling:||3 x 120mm fans & 4 x 80mm fans|
|Power Supply:||Antec TruePower 380W|
Installation of the Speeze heatsink was quite easy onto the Socket A processor. Installation only took a matter of a few minutes to complete. The heatsink for comparison in this review is the Prime Cooler Hypercool III+. The Hypercool III+ is an all copper radial heatsink, comparable to many of Zalman's CPU heatsinks. During the testing process, the ambient room temperature was maintained at 22°C. To place a solid load on the Athlon XP, we used CPU Burn-in v1.00 for 30 minutes, after we allowed the processor to idle for 30 minutes. LM_Sensors 2.8.8 were used with GKrellM 2.2.2 to monitor the temperatures.
When looking at the heatsink, it looks rather scrawny when compared against its larger competition; however, we were delightfully surprised to see only a marginal gap in idle temperatures between the Prime Cooler Hypercool III+ and Speeze EEA67B4 VultureSpin 3 when we wrapped up our testing. On the other hand, the load temperatures for the VultureSpin were a couple of degrees higher than the Prime Cooler. Nevertheless, Speeze has an affordable and respectable offering with their Speeze EEA67B4 VultureSpin 3. The aluminum construction (excluding the copper base insert) and small number of fins doesn't make the heatsink a smart choice for overclockers, but it's a very modest choice for a home user or enthusiasts on a budget.
· Copper Insert
· Easy Installation
· Quiet Fan
· Reliable Construction
· Not for overclocking
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Phoronix Product Rating: 7 / 10