When it comes to keeping a processor running cool, some enthusiasts have no limit to how much they are willing to spend in order to achieve the ultimate cooling performance. But what about those people who don't want to spend an arm and a leg on a hunk of metal simply designed to keep a processor at a safe operating temperature? Or those who don't really care about overclocking? There is always the stock cooler provided with retail CPUs, but if you purchased an OEM CPU (no cooler included), or otherwise need a cooler without breaking the bank, there are options... And some of them might add a bit of style to your system in the process.
is a manufacturer of computer components that recently launched a new line of CPU coolers, all of which have a "KA-" as a prefix to their part number. They have provided two of their newest CPU coolers for review, models KA-9225 and KA-9227, and they just might fit the bill for inexpensive, reliable cooling with a bit of style!
Before taking a look at the KA-9225 and KA-9227 coolers provided for review, let's take a look at some of the published data as taken from the Kingwin
» Celeron D 2.93 GHz (340J)
» Core Duo 2.33 GHz (775 Dual-Core)
» Pentium 4 3.73 GHz (775 Prescott)
» Pentium EE 3.73 GHz (775 Dual-Core)
» Pentium D 3.4 GHz (775 Dual-Core).
» Athlon 64 4800+ (K8)
» 64 FX-51 (K8), 64 FX-53 (K8), 64 FX-55 (K8), 64 FX-57 (K8), 64 FX-60 (K8)
» Opteron 2.6 (K8)
» Sempron 3300+ (K8)
» Special 4 copper heat pipes thermal cooling technology.
» Easy installation by specially design clip.
» Copper base.
» 90 x 90 x 25 mm blue LED ball bearing fan.
» DC Fan size: 90 x 90 x 25 mm
» Fan speed: 2500 RPM
» Bearing type: 1 Ball
» Noise level: 31.80 dBA
» Max air flow: 43.45 CFM
» Heatsink dimension: 70(L) x 93(H) x 98(W) mm
» Heatsink material: Aluminum w/ copper base
» Weight: 245 g
» Rated voltage: 12 VDC
» Operation voltage: 9 - 13.5 VDC
» Thermal resistance: 0.25 C/W
» Power consumption: 3.6 W
» Rated current: 0.30 A