Cooling computer components has lately been becoming quite a "sport". With several conventional cooling methods, and a few not so conventional, the choice for a CPU cooler has become quite challenging.

I have seen quite a few cooling devices in my computer career, and I would say 80% of them are useless. You really get what you pay for, and finding something worth paying for is not easy. Here is where the Alpha1HO-P3 cooler from 3DfxCool comes in. The cooler is almost as large as the MC1000 Peltier Cooler I reviewed a few weeks ago. The cooler uses the Alpha 3125 heatsink kit, which is quite a nice design. The Alpha series of heatsinks have spread like wildfire since their introduction from the Japanese market.

The Alpha1HO-P3 cooler comes with the necessary mounting hardware to mount a SLOT-1 Celeron, SECC-2 Pentium 2, and SECC-2 Pentium 3 CPU. 3DfxCool also includes a tube of heatsink compound. The heatsink itself is just massive. It sticks out about 62mm from your slot; so make sure you have room on the motherboard for this fan.

Mounted to the heatsink are two large fans, which push 26CFM each. You will notice some added noise in the case, but that's the price you pay for having a small wind tunnel in your case :)
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  • Finley8 - Saturday, July 25, 2020 - link

    According to this discussion to reach 600Mhz air cooled on average p3 is not much worse. And because of this reason this cooler is quite impressive. If you want to for your exam preparation you can use this one.

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