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    CoolerMaster Aero7 Lite (CP5-8J71F) Heat Sink CPU Fan Review
    Author: Alan Wong
    Date Posted: October 5th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: With the high clock speeds of CPUs these days, some may not know which kind of Heat Sink CPU Fan to turn to. Many go for the AMD Boxed Processor, we reviewed the CoolerMaster Aero7 Lite (CP5-8J71F) to see how it did against the AMD Stock. Will the inexpensive Aero7 Lite live up to the standards of cooling todayís high CPU speeds? Read on to find out in our official review.......

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    Specifications:

    Socket Type

    Socket A, 370, 462

    Heat Sink Dimension

    60 x 80 x 45 mm

    Heat Sink Material

    Aluminum with Copper Cylinder Insertion

    Fan Dimension

    80 x 80 x 70 mm

    Fan Speed

    1900~3500 rpm

    Fan Airflow

    10.9~20.9 CFM

    Fan Air Pressure

    2.9~10.7mm H2O

    Bearing Type

    Dual ball bearing

    The CoolerMaster Aero7 Lite is not your average day HSF. Its design is exclusive to CoolerMaster. The fan is at a 90 degree angle. When cooling, the fan sucks air in, redirects the air 90 degrees going down, and channels it down on the heatsink. This design helps to direct air directly at the core of the CPU. Usually, fans that are mounted directly atop of the heatsink and have a sort of "blind spot." It is only able to blow at the sides of the heatsink. That is no longer a problem with the Aero7 Lite, due to its unique design.

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    Included was a knob to control the fan speed. For the holster knob, users have the choice of either mounting it on a 3.5" holster that goes in front of your case or holster it on the back of your PC with an expansion slot plate. Unfortunately, the CoolerMaster 3.5" holsterís side was too short and therefore no screws were able to screw the 3.5" holster onto the case. Therefore the only option was to use the expansion slot plate to control the fan speed.

    Included was a knob to control the fan speed

    A copper cylinder was inserted on the bottom of the heatsink. The reason for this is because copper is a good material to absorb and dissipate heat. The fins and the rest of the heatsink consists of aluminum, which is the 2nd best material to absorb heat (at a realistic price). The thermal compound is pre-applied (which is extremely convenient) and so all you need to do is clip the heatsink onto your AMD CPU and youíre practically done.

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    1. Introduction
    2. Specifications
    3. Installation
    4. Test Setup
    5. Testing Results
    6. Conclusions

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