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OCZ Tempest CPU Cooler
Author: Hellfire
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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OCZ Tempest CPU Cooler
August 23, 2006

If you ask a computer enthusiast about OCZ Technology, their first reaction will be regarding their memory line-up. OCZ is well known for producing top quality computer memory, but recently they have put great emphasis on other offerings, such as power supplies and cooling products. One of these new components is the Tempest, a universal CPU cooler designed to cool AMD 939/940/AM2 and Intel 775/478. Let's take a look at this new cooler and see if it holds true to the reputation OCZ has earned with their other products.

Before taking a look at the cooler provided for review, let's look at some published data on the Tempest...

Designed and built to address the demanding cooling requirements of gamers and enthusiasts, the OCZ Tempest is the pinnacle of air and heat pipe cooling technology. The Tempest features four copper heat pipes that rapidly transfer heat away from your CPU up into the dense fin array where the heat is quickly and effectively dissipated. The Tempest's superior heatsink layout allows for a compact footprint while still delivering maximum cooling efficiency and can be used with the vast majority of motherboards and cases.

Gamers will appreciate the Tempest's quiet operation and unrelenting cooling during even the most intense gaming. The Tempest also gives enthusiasts the unprecedented freedom to customize their cooler by providing two sets of mounting holes to accommodate a wide range of replacement fans. Additionally, the fan mounting hardware ensures different fans can be easily swapped in and out without having to remove the installed Tempest heatsink.


For Sockets AMD 939/940/AM2, Intel 775/478
Pure Copper base plate (Titanium coated) and 4 heat pipes for superior heat dissipation
Pure Aluminum fins for ultimate durability
Heatsink Dimensions 95.25 x 87.62 x 51.24mm
Weight (w/out fan) 580g

Fan Specifications:

Fan Size 92mm
Color Transparent
Speed 2500RPM +/-10%
Air Flow 44.0 CFM
2-Ball Bearing
3 pin power connector Blue LEDs


92mm Fan
Mounting Hardware for all above CPUs
Thermal Compound

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