Date: April 28th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Spire
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES
As you can see from the chart, courtesy of the Spire website, the VertiCool II is compatible with the latest Intel and AMD offerings and promises to be almost silent.
The feature set is nothing new technology-wise, but the copper base and aluminum fins, in conjunction with the two heatpipes should yield impressive cooling.
For around $40 US, this is what you'll get.
Aside from the part number, the box doesn't give us any clues as to the contents.
Inside the box you'll find the VertiCool II heatsink/fan unit with the Intel retention mechanism pre-installed complete with a black plastic X-bracket that serves as the backing plate for this application. In the foreground are the AMD socket 754/939/940 brackets. Both retention designs feature captive screws and springs. Also included is a steel backplate with an adhesive pad applied and a syringe of thermal paste. Conspicuously absent are any installation instructions. This could be problematic for the inexperienced user.