Ajigo SF017011 Copper Heatsink Review
Socket A heatsinks there is an equally strong demand for quiet, and efficient
heatsinks as there is for
loud copper monsters that require the latest in case sound proofing
technology. Ajigo are a new heatsink company to us, and one which
we hope to be seeing more things from in the
The company is based out of California and
originally designed custom and specialized heatsinks. After
some work with AMD on non-production thermal solution they were
apparently asked to come up with a few designs for mass production. Since
then Ajigo seems to have assembled a small assortment of
no-nonsense heatsink designs for AMD processors. Searching through their
website (www.ajigo.com) we found this quote which
summarizes their position; "Ajigo designs products that perform well, using the
latest improvements in cooling technology. Unlike many thermal companies, we
design coolers for optimal performance and do not incorporate any designs just
for the sake of appearance or novelty."
The SF017011 is an interesting
heatsink for a few reasons. The design of fins soldered to a thick copper base
is nothing revolutionary, but the incorporation of nickel-plated aluminum fins
soldered to that copper base is something we don't see too often.
Sold By: www.Ajigo.com
- Model: SF017011
- HS Material: Nickel plated Copper, and aluminum fin.
- Fan: 5400RPM, 12V, 0.36A, 27CFM,
- Fan Dim: 13x60x60mm
- FHS Dimensions: 44x60x62mm
- Weight: 300g
- Made by: Ajigo
- Cost: $31USD
In order to
get aluminum fins soldered to a copper base the metals need something in common.
Aluminum can't be soldered, but nickel can. Nickel plating the copper base
simply helps arrest oxidation of the copper, and provides a smoother mating
surface as a side benefit.
The heatsink we received for
testing was primed and ready for AMD certification. If you have ever wondered
what that means, it is simply that the heatsink has a hole drilled in the side
of the base for insertion of a thermocouple for temperature measurements. The
hole you can see in the image below would have a thermocouple inserted and then
would be filled up with epoxy, or some other material.