Date: June 29th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Cooljag
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The basic design of the Falcon 92-Cu is relatively common these days, with four 6mm heatpipes intersecting numerous fins and cooled by a fan, but this cooler differs from most others in its class in a number of ways. The most obvious difference is the shape of the thin copper fins and how the fan is mounted. The 65 copper fins are mechanically joined to each other as well as the heatpipes. The fins are quite thin and spacing appears to be about right for a fan of this type. The fins are easily bent, so handle the Falcon with care. The four-pin fantail can be used on PWM-equipped motherboards as well as the more common 3-pin units.
Cooljag also incorporates a skived aluminum heatsink into the cap that secures the ‘pipes to the base. (Skiving, in this case, refers to “slicing” a heatsink out of a piece of metal, rather than casting or other means.) A plastic film, with the customary warning to remove it before installation, protects the copper base.
The base is flat and nicely finished. The four screws around the perimeter of the copper base secure the mounting clips and skived aluminum cap and must be loosened, but not necessarily removed, to change mounting clips.
Removing four tiny screws allows the fan and bracket to be removed, revealing the thermistor that will control the fan speed according to temperatures sensed in this area.