Vantec VA4-7245 Aeroflow 2 Socket A Heatsink Review
isn't all that much life left in the venerable AthlonXP processor if you look at the most recent CPU road maps from AMD. Yet, motherboard manufacturers are still producing thousands of
Socket A boards, and AthlonXP chips are still some of the best deals around. Overclockers
also like the AthlonXP for its overclockability, and great gaming performance. Hence, it's no surprise that heatsink makers like Vantec are creating
newer Socket A heatsinks for the mass market.
Vantec's AeroFlow2 VA4-7245
AthlonXP heatsink is the siamese twin to its VP4-7245 model, with the only major difference revolving
around the clip. In our experience, heatsinks of dual use design tend to favour
one platform over the other, so it with great interest that we'll be looking at
the thermal test results in this review...
VA4-7245 makes use of a pretty cutting edge aluminum extrusion pattern with an
embedded 25mm copper core for added effect. This combination of many thin aluminum fins, and
a higher thermally conductive core metal should help the VA4-7245 achieve its design criteria
Here, you can see the basic building blocks of the Vantec VA4-4275; the copper core
and aluminum section.