Taisol CGK760172A Copper Base Heatsink Review
This particular style of
Taisol heatsink is very common - sporting a cold forged body with copper insert
- and is a staple of Taisol's socket A heatsink line up. The
CGK760172A is a new take on an old and trusted design, though the only
real difference between it and its predecessors is a
larger size, 25mm thick fan.
Cold forging is a process by
which metal is shaped within a closed die with continuous pressure, or
impact. No heat or
machining is required to output the heatsink to final net shape, though the base
is generally machined.
The aluminum fins
and base of the Taisol CGK760172A heatsink look like they are each made from separate
components, but are in fact they are one and the same. To spice things up even
further, a copper plate has been embedded into the aluminum base. Taisol call
this their "impact forged copper base."
The clip Taisol have developed makes use
of all three notches on the socket which means there is less chance of the
heatsink being installed crooked, or snapping off a clip. Making use
of all three notches also guarantees that the heatsink will be much less likely to ever fall off if the computer is being shipped.
Weighing in at just 264 grams, the Taisol CGK760172A is lighter than most of the
Socket A heatsinks we have been seeing this year.