AeroCool Xfire Heat Sink Fan Review

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The Test System

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If purchase a retail box Intel Conroe or Allendale processor this is how the system is going to look.  The Intel fan does a great job keeping a stock processor cool, but we are going to test both stock and overclocked settings to see how the Aerocool Xfire does.

Here is the Intel Test Platform:

Intel Test Platform

Component

Brand/Model

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Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo E6300

Motherboard

ABIT AWD9 MAX

Memory

2GB Corsair PC2-8888 Dominator

Video Card

ATI X1900XTX

Hard Drive

Western Digital 250MB

Cooling

Intel Reference and Aerocool Xfire

Power Supply

Corsair 620W PSU

Operating System

Windows XP Professional

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A side benefit of using the Aerocool Xfire is that it will blow air across the heatpipe heatsink that ABIT used on the AWD9 Max motherboard and surrounding areas.  The retail boxed Intel heat sink would do the same thing, but the airflow isn’t enough to really impact board surface temperatures. The Xfire looks great as the white LED’s on the white fan combine for a look that most don’t use in case mods.

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