13 Intel Core i7 LGA 1366 CPU Coolers ComparedFri, May 29, 2009 - 12:00 AM
The Spire TherMaxII is the latest offering from Spire, and the first cooler from Spire we have looked at since the VertiCool III back in 2007. Let’s take look at the TherMax II features and specifications.
- Four 8mm all copper u shaped heat-pipes
- All new Direct-Touch heat-pipe technology
- UV-reactant 120mm BlueStar fan design
- Amazingly silent at just 29.0 dBA
- 55 stamped Aluminum Micro-Fin’s
- Supports the latest Intel & AMD micro-processors
- Socket 775 / AM2 / 1366 Cooling kit
- Heat sink : 125×77×155 mm (l × w × h)
- 12VDC Fan : 120×120×25 mm
- Intel : core 2 Duo ~ 3 GHz (775 Dual-core) Core 2 Extreme ~ 3.2 GHz (775 Dual-core) Core 2 Quad ~ 2.66 GHz (775 Quad-core) Core i7 ~ 3.2 GHz 1366 LGA775 ~ 3.73 GHz (Prescott) Pentium D ~ 3.4 GHz (775 Dual-Core) Pentium EE ~ 3.73 GHz (775 Dual-Core)
- AMD : Athlon 64 X2 ~ 9500 GHz (AM2) Athlon X2 ~ 9500 GHz (AM2) Phenom X4 ~ 9600 GHz (AM2/AM3)
The fins for the TherMax II are thin aluminum. The fins are easily bent; I felt I needed to take extra care with the cooler so not to bend them.
Looking at the base, we can see that Spire is using a universal clip mounting arrangement.
Spire provides a couple different mounting rings for the Intel platform; the clip is a direct fit to the AMD socket. Also included is an expansion slot mounted fan control, spring clips to mount the fan and a tube of thermal grease.