Thermaltake DuOrb CL-G0102
Written by Michael Larabel in Peripherals on 7 November 2007. Page 2 of 3. Add A Comment

Examination:

The DuOrb, as the name suggests, is a dual orb cooler. Each orb consists of one heatpipe, a number of circularly arranged fins, and an 80 x 15 blue LED fan with eight "S-curve" blades. The construction is of fairly high quality. The finish of the contact area is smooth and more importantly, flat. The contact should be very good with this finish. The aluminum heatsinks are small, but they should do the job. Thermaltake did a good job of select Sekisui tape for these little memory heatsinks. Hopefully they won't fall off and destroy any components. The dual fans are powered by a single pass-through molex. They even thought to sleeve the cable, which is a nice touch.


Installation:

Be sure to read the manual when you install the Thermaltake DuOrb. It's not difficult, but there are two sets of hex screws: one set for the GeForce 8 series and one set for the GeForce 7 series. After removing the stock heatsink from a NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS and clearing the old thermal paste, we pasted each of the aluminum heatsinks firmly to each of the memory chips. Then we pasted on the VRM heatsinks. Unfortunately, there was no special heatsink for the NVIO chip on the card so we simply attached one of the memory heatsinks to it.

The next step was to attach the mounting clips to the heatsink with four screws. Once that was done, the hexagonal screws were attached to the correct holes in the clips. After applying a small amount of Arctic Silver 5 to the GPU and heatsink, we attached the two together, put in the washers, and bolted it down with the hexagonal nuts.


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