Abstract: GlacialTech manufacture inexpensive OEM class heatsinks of a fairly standard design, although they add a few things to make them stand out on the shelf.
GlacialTech Igloo 2400 Heatsink Review
GlacialTech manufacture inexpensive OEM class heatsinks of a fairly standard design, although they
add a few things to make them stand out on the shelf. There are
no special fin designs, exotic materials or
turbine fans, but there is a stiff clip and a red anodized
fan shroud. The simple aluminum extrusion and fan are complimented by a
extra shiny plated heatsink finish and pre-applied patch of silver-based thermal
around the $20 price point it
is the pre-applied silver thermal compound on the base of the heatsink which catches our
eye first, and the off-center fan next (could this really improve the performance?). All this
is good, but the real question which sticks in our mind is whether or not the Igloo 2400 will
be able to deliver good performance for the low price it demands.
- Model Name: Igloo 2400
- Fan Specs: 20CFM, 36.5 dB, 4000RPM, 12V, 0.22A.
- Fan Dim: 15x70x70mm
- Heatsink Dim: 83x64x54mm
- HS Material: Extruded Aluminum, nickel plated
- Weight: 240grams
- Mfg by: GlacialTech
- Cost: $19USD
Sold By: www.glacialtech.com.tw
starters I'd have to say that the clip on the Igloo 2400 is the stiffest I've ever seen on
a heatsink. While it is good that a stiff clip will ensure that a heatsink is properly
mounted on the processor core, it can also lead to chipped core edges, or even broken
processors of the force is too great.
Socket clips like this seriously make us
investigate adding some digital force gauges to the FrostyTech set of
heatsink test equipment. The only really problem is that load cells
cost and arm and a leg, and Amtek or Chatillon digital force meters are just
about as expensive.