Thermalright True Spirit CPU Cooler Review

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Thermalright True Spirit HSF

Thermalright True Spirit

Back in October of 2009 we tested the Cogage True Spirit LGA1366Cogage is the mainstream arm of Thermalright, the makers of the infamous Ultra-120 or TRUE. Now Thermalright has brought the True Spirit to their lineup with a couple tweaks from the version we tested back in 2009.

Thermalright True Spirit

The new design still has four 6mm heat pipes, a bowed base, PWM controlled fan, and 48 aluminum fins with the bent winglet design Thermalright is known for. The True Spirit also still supports dual 120mm fans, but it only comes with one fan and one set of spring clips.

What is new are some small cosmetic changes as well as a whole new mounting system that covers all the Intel 775/1155/1156/1366 LGA sockets and AMD AM2 and AM3 sockets. We’ll get to those changes in a second, but let’s take a look at the HSF specifications.

Features of the Thermalright True Spirit

  • Quiet and powerful cooling due to multiple heatpipes and large aluminum fin area.
  • Supports 1366/1156/1155/775 & AM2/AM3 processors.
  • Proprietary bent winglet design to minimize airflow resistance.
  • Utilizes four high quality 6mm heatpipes, strategically positioned to pick up heat from the CPU.
  • Stack of 48 pieces of aluminum fins. Can be covered entirely by a 120mm fan to absorb all incoming air flow.
  • Includes PWM control 120mm x 25mm fan (1,000~1,500 RPM).
  • Light weight and easy installation.

Specifications of the Thermalright True Spirit

  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 156 x 133 x 38mm
  • Weight: 670g (heatsink only)
  • Fan Speed: 1000~1500 RPM
  • Noise Level: 19.6~37.4 dBA
  • Socket:
  • Intel: 775/1155/1156/1366
  • AMD:AM2/AM3
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