Date: May 10th, 2002
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Head Editor & Hardware Reviewer)
Products were donated by: GlobalWIN & Coolink Inc.
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Coolink, the cooling engine, is the brand name owned by Kolink International Corp (a distributor of leading price/performance computer products in Hungary and its neighboring markets and a member of Kelly Group) for providing PC thermal solutions. In 2000, product design and development team was formed and the steps were taken to build up the expertise to be a specialist in PC thermal solutions. In the end of 2000, production capacity was arranged in Taiwan and China by a joint-ventured company. After all these arrangements, COOL series were first launched to meet the mainstream cooling demand. Other innovative and valuable solutions are coming out to cope with upcoming thermal problems. Coolink is the link of cooling demand and solutions. Whenever and wherever the demand appears, we strive to come up with innovative and valuable solutions.
Acadia Technology Inc., as one of the Global WIN Technologies worldwide branch offices, is established in March 1996 in California. Its main role is to provide Global WIN product and services to the customers in Canada, Central South America and US. It also provides customer feed back and market information with regard to products and trends to Global WIN Technology in Taipei. Therefore, it is our job here to answer questions, offer technical data, and provide after sales service to all our customers. Global WIN Technology has been in this thermal cooling business for more than 7 years and has been recognized as one of the leading companies in this field. To better serve our customers, and to improve our products and services, we are constantly recruiting new people, exploring new technology, and finding new thermal solution. As our company mission indicates, we are here to "solve your thermal problem".
With the onset of the new "quiet" trend in cooling, people are just plain sick of dealing with a screaming heatink/fan combination to properly cool there processors. People would rather sacrifice some cooling today just to have a peaceful workstation. Due to this consumer trend, companies themselves are dropping the "strap a screaming delta onto a finned block of copper" mentality and are running to the designing boards again to try to find another method of effective cooling. The two companies featured today are using the twin, horizontally mounted fan method to cool a central core. Using two quieter fans decreases the sound output without the loss of airflow and cools effectively to a certain extent. I will warn you, these coolers are NOT meant for overclocking your Athlon an extra 500Mhz, but are meant for some moderate overclocking applications and for better cooling at stock speeds.
Operation Voltage- DC 10.8 ~ 13.2 V
Rated Voltage- DC 12V
Rated Current- 0.21 A MAX.
Input Power- 2.52 Watt MAX.
Bearing System- One Ball One Sleeve Bearing
Fan Speed- 4700±15 % RPM
Air Delivery- 23.3±15 % CFM
Noise Level- 36.8±2 Dba
Fan Safety- UL Approved
Fan with RPM signal output- Yes
Dimension- 62.1 x 66 x 75 mm
Material- Aluminum Alloy 6063T5
Thermal Interface-High thermal conductive interface
Connector- Molex 2510 / 2695 3Pin
Total Weight- 405 g
Package- 64 Pcs / CTN
Dimension- 70 * 70 * 15mm
Bearing Type- one ball/ one sleeve
Rated Voltage- 12V
Operation Voltage- 10.2 - 13.8V
Starting Voltage- 7.0V
Input Current- 0.24A Max
Input Power- 2.88Watt Max
Rotation Speed- 4200RPM +/- 10%
Air Flow- 33CFM +/- 10%
Air Pressure- 4.6mmH2O +/- 10%
Noise Level- 35 +/- 2 dB(A)
Life Expectancy- 30000hours
Connector- 3 pin RPM signal
Safety Approval- CE, UL, TUV, CSA
Dimension- 76 * 67 * 74h mm
Material- Aluminum 6063-T5 Base-Copper, C1100
Thermal Interface Material- CAI01, thermal grease
Clip Material- Steel, SK7
Dimension- 76 * 95* 74h mm