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Posted: February 22, 2000
Written by: Greg "Dyre" Heasley
Unit Provided by: The Card Cooler
For testing I ran 2 hours of UT in 640x480 to stress the processor. I also ran SETI@Home in the background to catch any stray CPU cycles. I conducted tests with and without thermal paste, with the CPU at 450 mHz, 464 mHz, and 504 mHz. I left the case open and tried to keep ambient temperature stable.
Ambient Temperature at 70.2 F
As you can see the GlobalWin performs very well (remember, lower is better), although I was surprised how well my cheesy POS heatsink worked. See my smaller heatsink w/ 2 fans in the pictures above. Notice the size difference between the two different coolers. The GlobalWin is a very impressive performer and I'm sure I could get my pIII 450 to 600 if my motherboard had a ¼ PCI divider using this cooler.
GlobalWin definitely produced a winner with the VOS32. It is extremely well built, big, and nearly half the price of a Athlon HSF. It is also a great value for anyone who might want a new CPU, but doesn't want to fork out $30(US)-$60(US) for a new HSF. The optional 80mm fan duct is also a very cool add-on for this already great product. If you've got about $35(US) lying around and need a new HSF, go grab a VOS32... that's if you can find one! Thanks again to The Card Cooler for providing the test unit.
This product has received the extremely rare Tweak3D Barrel of Monkeys award for quality and outstanding excellence: