|Best CPU Cooler Performance Intel/AMD Q1-2010|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Saturday, 13 March 2010|
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Cogage Arrow CPU Cooler
Cogage is the mainstream branch of Thermalright products, and the name stands for Computer and Gaming Gear. They've already earned a strong name for themselves with the launch of their Cogage TRUE Spirit CPU cooler, which is a more-affordable version of the extremely popular Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme CPU cooler.
Designed with nearly twice the heatsink radiator offered in the TRUE Spirit, the Cogage Arrow CPU-cooler follows Thermalright's penchant for building powerful heatsinks.
Features and Specification
Cogage includes a single 120x120x25mm PWM cooling fan with the Arrow heatsink, along with a tube of (C-rated) Chill Factor thermal paste. Despite their 'mainstream' intentions, Cogage (Thermalright) is an Intel-centric company. The Cogage Arrow heatsink support the most current LGA775/1156/1333 sockets, but because most Thermalright coolers share the same mounting clip system a separate $10 AMD AM2/AM2+/AM3 kit will expand compatibility to Athlon and Phenom processors.
The oversized Cogage Arrow heatsink may not fit with some motherboards, and may also block system memory DIMM slots, so make sure to check compatibility prior to purchase. The contact surface finish is similar to past Thermalright products, and offer a smooth but slightly textured and unpolished finish. Unless the surfaces is lapped flat and polished smooth, it's recommended that a thicker TIM be used to fill the small ripples in the base of the Cogage Arrow.