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Thermaltake VOLCANO 7

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by batsman, 27 Jan 2002.

  1. batsman

    batsman the quiet one

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    After reading the heat sink shotout, i decided to get a new heatsink, as i'm currently using a coolermaster cant remember the name.

    Anyone had any experience with the Thermaltake VOLCANO 7?

    its rated at 53CFM which is more than the coolermaster in the roundup.

    for details on it.
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    http://www.thermaltake.com/v7.htm
     
  2. Merciless_Ming

    Merciless_Ming What's a Dremel?

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    I've got one on the way, but from everything I've read, it needs modding straight out of the box.
    Either the fan needs changing to a standard fan, or the thermal sensor needs moving closer to the CPU.

    theres an article on moving the sensor here.

    The only other concern was with the clip to attatch it, a bit flimsy for the size of the cooler.

    But, it looks absolutely blinding so I just had to get one... :cool:
     
  3. Jackel

    Jackel Supermodder & sig shrinking victim

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  4. batsman

    batsman the quiet one

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    cammy i emailed you b4 christmas with no response, and haven't been able to get in contact as when i went up to XP i had to format my HD and subsicently lost all my email address. I fyou want to email me i can explain in more detail. a.j.ridgway@btinternet.com
     
  5. batsman

    batsman the quiet one

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    look at the tech specs

    i don't think it does need moving, on the specs, it changes rpm, when it gets above 35 degrees, now if my processor was under 35 degrees, i would be well pleased. It’s set up to monitor air temp around the heat sink, or system temp.

    if you do move the sensor it will just mean the fan's on all the time, as i can pretty much guarantee your processor will be above 35 degrees.
     
  6. Jackel

    Jackel Supermodder & sig shrinking victim

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  7. batsman

    batsman the quiet one

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    got your email, send one back at cha.
     
  8. Fatboy

    Fatboy Bored

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    I have had the Volcano 7 for a couple of days and it seems ok to me, i have an XP1700+ and i aint overclocked it and i get temps between 39-43 degrees with no thermal paste just the guff that comes with it. the clip is very small and the heatsink is bloody hooge which worries me a bit, and sometimes the grille on top rattles a bit for me. 'nuff said. :D :D
     
  9. lowtech

    lowtech What's a Dremel?

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    thats pretty good temp.

    just cross your fingers that the socket stay firm on the board...:eek:
     
  10. Phil

    Phil What's a Dremel?

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    Great Heatsink, shame about the fan

    I bought one for my girlfriend, swapped the fan with a Panaflo L1A - now she has a very very quiet system, runs at 40C idle 48ish Load (she doesn't full load it much)

    Pros -

    Looks Great
    Copper bottom
    Large surface area
    big heatsink
    Looks GREAT

    Cons -

    Poor standard fan
    clip only uses two socket lugs - be careful when moving computer
    quite expensive


    I reccomend this heatsink for anybody who:

    Wants something nice to see through their case window
    Wants quiet cooling (use slow 80mm fan)
    and to a lesser extent...
    Wants very good cooling (use mechatronics / supplied fan)
     

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