I'm sure that many of you will agree that in recent times overclocking has become considerably more mainstream. With motherboard manufacturers producing increasingly better/stable boards designed for overclockers and those new to the 'art', there are possibly more people overclocking now than ever before. However, as many enthusiasts know that with an increase in performance courtesy of overclocking; the increased voltage required to push CPU's and their chipsets to the bleeding edge has an unfortunate by-product...heat. And the reality is that if you can't keep the heat issue under control then a myriad of nasty things tend to happen.
We have seen many weird and wonderful ideas that manufacturers have built into their motherboards in order to counteract the issues associated with heat. Heatpipes, passive heatsinks, active heatsinks and hybrid water-cooled/passive variety are all very familiar forms of chipset cooling present on many motherboards today, and depending on how much additional performance you want to extract from your system they do provide some success.
are a European based company that are looking towards providing reasonably cheap, yet competent and functional cooling methods for todays hardware. Today we have been fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to review Coolink' ChipChilla active chipset heatsink.
Let's familiarise ourselves a little better with Coolink before commencing the review:
Coolink is a brand of the Kolink International Corporation and stands for an effective conjunction of no-frills performance, excellent quality and attractive pricing. Coolink - the direct link to affordable high-end cooling!
Kolink International Corporation is a cooling specialist established in 1996 and well known among industry insiders. Throughout the years, Kolink designed and manufactured many top-performing heat-sinks under various brand names that succeeded in international markets. An experienced R&D team and ultra-modern production plants in Taiwan ensure continuous progress, efficient manufacturing conditions and strict quality standards.
About Coolink & Coolink-Europe
Kolink's retail brand Coolink stands for an effective conjunction of no-frills performance, excellent quality and attractive pricing. While Coolink held a strong presence in the Asian market ever since the late 90ies, it was not until 2005 that the brand was introduced to the European market on a large scale. After the launch of Coolink-Europe.com in late 2005, Coolink quickly became a well recognized brand for high-quality cooling components in Europe too.
Additionally, let's take a look at the the ChipChilla's specifications which were taken directly from Coolink's ChipChilla Product Page
Is your chipset overheating? Featuring a large 6mm Dual-Heatpipe and a quiet 60mm fan, the ChipChilla easily chills today's hot & overclocked chipsets while keeping noise at a minimum. Thanks to the asymmetrical design and the flexible mounting system for mainboards with push-pins and mounting-hooks, the ChipChilla offers broad compatibility with Intel & AMD motherboards.
* Large 6mm Dual-Heatpipe for maximum cooling performance
* Quiet 60mm fan for faster heat dissipation at minimum noise levels (19dB)
* Asymmetrical design ensures optimal compatibility
* Flexible, easy-to-use mounting system for Intel and AMD mainboards with push-pins & mounting-hooks
Height (without fan): 94mm
Width (without fan): 60mm
Depth (without fan): 32mm
Height (with fan): 94mm
Width (with fan): 60mm
Depth (with fan): 37mm
Material: Copper (base and heat-pipes), aluminium(cooling fins)
Mounting: Push-Pins & Mounting-Hooks
Rotational Speed (+/- 10%): 2200rpm
Acoustical Noise: 19dB(A)
Scope of Delivery: Cooler, Fan, Mounting Parts, Thermal Paste, Installation Manual
Warranty: 3 Years
MSRP: € 16,90
Nothing out of the ordinary here. Let's head over the page to become a little better acquainted with the ChipChilla.