Date: June 7th, 2007
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Cooljag
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COOLJAG FALCON 92-AL INTRODUCTION
Not long ago, processor power consumption, and the heat these units generated, seemed to be spiraling ever upwards in a trend that many thought would soon lead to unmanageable heat issues. For example, some members of the Pentium D 8XX family consisted of two Prescott cores on a single die consuming as much as 130 watts of power. Anyone who's fooled around with these chips can attest to the enormous amount of heat they produce, especially when voltage was increased during overclocking. The cooling aftermarket was quick to jump on this opportunity and released larger, more efficient CPU coolers at a furious pace. Many of these did their cooling chores, but were quite noisy.
Not surprisingly, the trend reversed itself and PC enthusiasts can now find processors that consume much less power than their predecessors. Desktop CPU's can be had that are rated at 85W (some as low as 65W.) Consequently, they run much cooler and the huge copper heatsinks of the recent past are really overkill on these newer chips. However, when you consider that a large, efficient heatsink can now do its job with less airflow, quiet (even silent) cooling is much easier to achieve.
CoolJag, a heatsink manufacturer with a big presence in the OEM market, is now making a bid to capture a spot in the retail aftermarket. They have a couple of new coolers out that promise great performance and quiet operation. They've sent us their Falcon 92-Al cooler for evaluation, and we're going to put it to the test and see if it lives up to their claim of the “best air cooler in the market,” a tall order indeed.
COOLJAG CORPORATE PROFILE
Cooljag USA, was founded by a professional team. Our Sales Office located in California and served our value customers in the America region. As you know, Cooljag in Taiwan is a leading manufacturer on the thermal solution; and grew rapidly to be a professional thermal management manufacturer in the last few years in the world. The Best Solution Provider for quality of CPU Coolers Our management concept of "Can Do," "Best Services," "High Quality," and "Low Cost," Cooljag USA, created a full line of CPU cooling solutions for AMD, Intel, and Industrial.
Our R&D always insists on meeting the latest CPUs, the highest quality and the most effective demands. Our products are sold in many countries and have earned repetition of best Coolers from various Computer Builders.
SMALL HEATPIPE TECHNOLOGY TUTORIAL
I am going to keep this as simple as possible to get the basic premise across to all of the Tweaknews readers. Please don't be insulted if this is too simple for your education level. I have to cater my writing to the least technical reader looking for information.
The basic idea behind heatpipe technology is really simple.
1.) With a tube containing a compressed fluid/gas, the fluid comes in contact with the heat source (the cpu core, in this case) which heats up the volatile fluid and turns it to a gas. The energy is absorbed in the gas production process and is ready for transportation.
2.) The heated gas now travels along the inner portion of the tube where it comes to the cooling portion of the heatsink in this example.
3.) The radiator, with or without a fan, will cool the liquid and transfer the energy (AKA heat) to the radiator to be dispersed to the surrounding air. With the heat removed, the vapor quickly condenses back to a fluid and runs along the inside surface of the pipe, back down to the bottom, where the process can be started all over again.
For another example, you can consider a boiling pot of water with a glass lid as a very very basic heatpipe. When the water boils, the water vapor comes in contact with the cooler glass pot lid which forces the vapor to condense back to water, where it dribbles back down the inside of the lid back into the pot.
It's basic, but it gets the point across.