The Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC is a ultra-budget
AMD Athlon64 K8 heatsink. It is most likely to find its way into unknowing
PCs by way of thrifty stores, and really doesn't offer much to get
excited about. The Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC comes with a fan
speed controller used to wrangle in the 63 dBA, 3800RPM fan.
speed controller is not mandatory, which is a good thing considering how the Titan
TTC-K8ATB/825/SC performs thermally even with its fan spinning
at full tilt.
A flashy and "ultra stylish" chrome plated
plastic fan grill tops things off on the Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC heatsink,
which... deserves no comment.
| Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC
| Manufacturer: Titan|
| Model No.: TTC-K8ATB/825/SC|
Materials: Extruded aluminum with copper base
Fan Mfg: Titan TFD-8025SH12C
|Fan Spec: 1800-3800RPM, 12V, 0.24A|
|Fan Dim: 25x80x80mm|
|Heatsink & Fan Dim: 69x80x80mm |
| Weight: 300 grams (est.)|
| Includes: PCI bracket fan speed controllers, thermal compound, mounting screws|
Compatible with Sockets: 754/939/940
|Est. Pricing: $15USD
Installation is made inconvenient by a completely screw-based retention clip. So
long as the rear plate of the motherboards' K8 heatsink retention
frame is held in place by the motherboard tray though,
it's not problematic.
The standalone PCI bracket fan speed controller
is something Titan includes with just about every heatsink. When used with
the Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC, it adjusts the fan speed from between 1800-3800 RPM. Since
the controller has jacks for a standard 3-pin fan connector any fan can be used with it.
FrostyTech's Test Methodology is outlined in detail here if you would like to know about the parameters under which this
heatsink will be evaluated. Now let's take
a closer look at the Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC heatsink; its acoustic characteristics and thermal