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  • Thermalright AXP-140 Heatsink Review
  • Thermalright AXP-140 Heatsink Review



    We have seen several instances where large 775 heatsinks have been ported over for use on the Core i7 and one thing is typically clear about them all, they don't do so well.  The biggest reason behind this is related to heat capacity and how fast they can dissipate the increased thermal demands of Core i7. Let's face it 216w @ 3.3Ghz is a lot to ask of a cooler and the Thermalright AXP-140 performed quite well.  Of course none of this would have been possible without the new 1366 mounting kit for the Thermalright AXP-140.  

    There is no doubt that the AXP-140 does considerably better on Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad but if you are looking for a low profile and silent cooler for the Core i7 the Thermaright AXP-140 should be on your short list to check out.

    Now for our list of good things and bad things happy smile
    Good Things
    Low Profile Cooler
    Perfect for HTPC
    1366 Mounting Kit Available
    6 Heatpipe Design
    Bad Things
    No fan included
    1366 mounting kit needed a shim
    Ninjalane Rating
    Thermalright AXP-140 Heatsink Review

    Furious 5 of 5

    We would like to thank Thermalright for helping to make this review possible.