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    Thermaltake Silent Boost K8 Heatsink Review
    Author: Jakester
    Date Posted: February 21st, 2004
    SLRating: SLRating: 8.5/10
    Bottom Line: Every little helps when overclocking, the Silent Boost K8 is a very well built heatsink unit and it does offer a reason to upgrade from the stock AMD Athlon 64 cooler. Would we reccomend it? Find out in our official review.......

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    The Testing Rig

    Athlon 64 3200+
    FIC K8-800T
    512MB Kingston HyperX PC3200
    Maxtor 120GB 7200RPM 8MB cache
    ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    Khypermedia 52x24x52 CD-RW drive
    Raidmax Scorpio Case with 3 case fans

    For idle tests, the computer was simply booted up and left to sit for an hour. For load tests, an hour of UT2K3 play followed by an hour of Prime95 was the stress factor. Temperatures were read by Gigabyte EasyTune4 and verified with on-board temperature probes of the K8 motherboard. Since I don't have any other heatsink fan units to compare the Silent Boost K8 to, the stock AMD Athlon 64 cooler will be used.

    In both tests, the Silent Boost K8 cools the processor by an average of 3 degrees more than the stock Athlon 64 cooler.

    In conclusion the Silent Boost K8 is a very well built heatsink unit and it does offer a reason to upgrade from the stock AMD Athlon 64 cooler due to cooler results. The stock AMD cooler is great heaksink fan and the fact that the Silent Boost K8 out performs it is a nice pat on the back for Thermaltake. While it isn't a dramatic difference in temperature, every little bit helps when looking to do some overclocking. With that said, I recommend the Silent Boost K8 to any Athlon 64 owner that is into overclocking.

    SLRating: 8.5/10

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