Dynatron DC1206BM-V Copper 1U P4 Heatsink Review
this thin copper heatsink just look cool? The Dynatron DC1206BMV is made
entirely from skived copper; it's low to the ground and cooled by a tiny 10mm thick
fan so it can be used in 1U socket 478 Pentium 4 servers.... or
maybe even a small formfactor cube PC like the Shuttle SS50.
The microfins are made by the skive process
we are all so familiar with now, and knowing that is made for a 1U Pentium
4 server gives it a bit of extra clout. Mostly, the "DC1206BMV" just sounds
like it should be a fast car - like a BMW.
question of course is how well does this 1U server Pentium 4 heatsink really perform? We'll answer that question
in just a second, but first we're going to take a closer look
into this full-copper heatsink from Dynatron. Dynatron if you remember, were the first to introduce skive
heatsinks into the mainstream cooling market, and FrostyTech was there to offer
the first reviews. This time around we will be comparing the Model
BMV against some regular Pentium 4 socket 478 heatsinks because frankly, we have no
other socket 478 1U heatsinks to compare it with yet... but some are
on the way (sorry they are still secret).
- Model: DC1206BMV
- Fan: 12V, 4000RPM
- Fan Dim: 10x60x60mm
- Heatsink Dim: 89x62x26mm
- HS Material: Skived Copper
- Mfg by:
Sold By: www.dynatron-corp.com
With a lanky m478 heatsink such as this comes a custom
heatsink retention mechanism which must first be installed on the 1U server
motherboard before the Dynatron DC1206BMV can be set in place on the Pentium 4
processor. Everything that you need to do this is included along with the
heatsink, so it is only a matter of pulling out the motherboard, installing the
HSRM and plastic backplate, and then putting everything back into the case. Such
processes are a bit of a pain with out-of-the-box servers, but if you are
building your own this doesn't add much time to the entire process.
The clipping mechanism is pretty sturdy, so you should
even be able to get away with leaving the heavy copper heatsink installed during
moderate moving attempts. I would pull it out if you wanted to Fedex or UPS the
server just to be safe.
Speaking of which
this heatsink could also be a good addition to those small form factor cube systems which are
continuing to increase in popularity.