GlacialTech Igloo 2310 Heatsink Review
GlacialTech manufacture inexpensive OEM class heatsinks of fairly standard design. There are no special fin designs, exotic materials or turbine fans. A simple aluminum extrusion and fan are complimented by a sandblasted finish and pre-applied patch of silver-based thermal compound.
Retailing for about $20 a piece it is the
pre-applied silver thermal compound which catches our eye most and knowing that
the best we can hope for is just good thermal performance for the money. The
only way to find the answer to that question is to test out the Igloo 2310 and
find out where its strengths and weaknesses lay, so let's begin.
On a side
note I would have to say that the clip used on the Igloo 2310 is one of the stiffest we have encountered in some time. A good stiff clip which exerts a lot of pressure on the processor below is both a blessing and a potential
If the clip puts too much pressure on the processor
the chip could be cracked, or worse yet, the clips which hold the heatsink in
place could become stressed and break off.
While I don't think that would be a problem with
this heatsink, it would be nice to start seeing data from manufacturers which
indicates how much clipping force the heatsink uses.