by terion, 26 August 2001
a review out after a long absence. Sorry guys and gals, I was really
busy with work and all, and I just have one thing to say: Working
life sucks big time. Those of you still studying, well, enjoy your
student life while you can, cause you'll never get it back. I know
this only too well. Okay on with the review...
relatively new name in the cooler business, CoolMax is a Taiwanese
company with only 2 coolers currently on the market for processors
as far as I know. The one here is supposedly the higher end model,
CBG-38, the other being CSF-38.
CBG-38 comes with a T&T fan which looks like the same fan that
came with the ThermoEngine V60-4225. This is actually quite a powerful
fan, no CFM figures but its in the 35+CFM region. It also tends
to vibrate quite a bit, even more than the Delta Black Label 38CFM.
first glance the heatsink looks like a Power Cooler PCH137/ OCZ
Gladiator but further inspection reveals that its a totally different
heatsink. Its easy to mistake it because of its similar size and
shape and also the long and slim fins. The difference being the
clip which is more conventional compared to the Power Cooler PCH137/
OCZ Gladiator where the clip actually clamps the cooler down by
the two bars which run though the heatsink.
cooler came in this box. It also came with a green colored thermal
pad at the CPU contact point.