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OCZ Technology Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler
Author: Jason Kohrs
Manufacturer: OCZ Technology
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OCZ Technology Vendetta 2 CPU Cooler
May 23, 2008

In late 2007 OCZ Technology sent over a new CPU cooler for us to evaluate, and it did quite well in its review. The Vendetta performed well thanks in part to the heatpipes coming in direct contact with the processor, an innovation in heatpipe cooling that many manufacturers were starting to use at the time. The main problem with this cooler was that when the 92mm fan was running at full speed it was way too loud to tolerate.

OCZ Technology recently released the Vendetta 2 CPU cooler, and right off the bat it looks like the same design was used, but scaled up in order to work with a 120mm fan. A larger fan could translate to lower speeds, lower noise, higher airflow, and perhaps improved performance. This review is going to see if the Vendetta design has evolved into an even better product with the release of version two.

The promotional image above shows the Vendetta 2 CPU cooler, which features three U-shaped copper heatpipes, an aluminum base, a tightly spaced array of aluminum fins, and an OCZ labeled 120mm cooling fan. Before taking a closer look at the Vendetta 2 CPU cooler provided for review, let's look at some published data taken from the OCZ Technology website...

Features and Specifications:

Part Number: OCZTVEND2
For Sockets AMD 754/755/939/AM2, Intel LGA775
3 Pure Copper heat pipes for superior heat dissipation
Pure Aluminum fins for ultimate durability
Heatsink Dimensions:(W)120 x (D)50 x (H)159mm
24 month warranty
Fan Specifications:
    Dimensions: (L)120 x (W) 120 x (H)25mm
    Rated Voltage: 12V DC
    Fan Speed: 800-1500 RPM
    Fan Air Flow: 65-81 CFM
    Noise Level: 20-32 dBA
    Bearing type: Rifle
    Connector: 4 pin with PWM
    120mm Fan with rubber connectors
    Mounting Hardware for all above CPUs
    Thermal Compound


The packaging for the Vendetta 2 is shown below. While you don't see much through the window except for the 120mm fan, there are plenty of pictures and a good deal of text on the different sides of the box.

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