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Written by Olin Coles   
Thursday, 01 January 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA775 - Q4 2008
Thermally Conductive Element Reference
CoolIT Domino ALC
GlacialTech UFO V51
Thermaltake SpinQ CL-P0466
Thermaltake V1 AX CL-P0508
Zalman CNPS9900 LED
TIM Application and Surface
Testing Methodology
Test Results: Stock Cooling Fan
Test Results: High-Output Fan
CPU Cooler Final Thoughts
Best of Q4 2008 Conclusion

Thermaltake V1 AX CL-P0508

Many months back we tested the copper Thermaltake V1 CL-0401 CPU cooler. While the V1 did well enough for itself, it was far away from matching the price to performance ratio that many other products have attained. Because of this, the V1 didn't fare well in our review and we called Thermaltake on their product design. Then Thermaltake went and amazed me with their Thermaltake V14Pro, which held the top position among stock CPU coolers in the Best CPU Cooler Performance - Q3 2008 article. So now they're back in the running, but this time Thermaltake saves a few dollars on production material and offers the aluminum V1 AX CL-P0508.

There are four uneven-length nickel-plated copper heat-pipe rods used on the Thermaltake V1 AX CL-P0508. The two longer heat-pipe rods span up to the top and then bend across, while the other two shorter rods get up to the midway point and drive across the heatsink fins. Despite the roundabout path, this design is very similar in principal to the "U" design of current heat-pipe coolers.


We received the Thermaltake V1 AX CL-P0508 CPU cooler with a push-pin mounting kit, which includes hardware for the AMD AM2/AM2+/939/754 and Intel LGA775/LGA1366 sockets. NewEgg sells the V1 AX for $59.99, which appears to be the standard price for nearly every cooler Thermaltake offers considering the full-copper CL-0401 version is also available $59.99.


Thermaltake V1 AX Features

  • H.D.T. (Heat-pipe Direct Touch) technology
  • Anti-vibration rubber design
  • High-volume cooling fan
  • 4pcs Φ8mm high performance U type heat-pipes
  • High performance & easy installation
  • 120mm highly efficient PWM fan
  • 3 in 1 application: LGA775 push-pin/K8 & AM2 tool-less clip.


CL-P0508 Specifications

  • Product Name: HDT-S1284
  • Product Number: CAC-SXHH4-U01
  • Outside Dimension (W) x (H) x (D) mm 120 x 60 x 159
  • Heat Sink Material: Aluminum Alloy
  • Fan Dimension (W) x (H) x (D) mm 120 x 120 x 25
  • Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) Fan
  • Voltage Rating (V) 12V
  • Speed (R.P.M.) 800~1500 R.P.M.
  • Bearing Type: Long Life Bearing
  • Air Flow (CFM) 56.3 CFM
  • Air Pressure (mm H2O) 1.57 mm H2O
  • Life Expectancy (hrs) 40,000 hrs
  • Noise Level (dB) 27.2 dBA
  • Connector 4 Pin with PWM
  • Weight (g) 660g (w/fan)



# RE: Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA775 - Q4 2008SGT 2010-03-02 11:28
Used this for about 8 months and it started to leak around the pump area work well but in not up to the job in a long hall i replace it with a CORSAIR CWCH50 Hydro Water Cooler...and never look back
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# RE: Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA775 - Q4 2008Michael 2010-07-01 22:55
I used it for 6 month, not so good especially at low speed fan. Once you increase the fan speed it becomes very noisy!
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# Good CPU Cooler BUT MOBO CooksGraham 2010-11-10 06:13
As with most replacement ccolers you have a trade off.With Sttandard cooler you have reduced cooling available for overclocking yet you still have the mobo components cooled by the same fan.With this cooler solution you get amazing cooling if maybee a little noisy when ramped up,I use it on a intel Quad 6600 running at almost 4gig (per core) overclock on a top end Lanpsrty Mobo.The Cpu runs idle at 28-30deg and Sressed when benchmarking at 48-50 so really good.The biggest problem is, even when used in a huge custom case with 2 x 250 mm case fans and three 120 rear fans (One of which adds pull action to the Radiator of the coolit) i have a major problem with the motherboard cooling sometimes hitting in excess of 60 deg which causes all sorts of issues. So to conclued it is a great product If your not doing extreem Overclocking. BUT i Intend to replace it with a Noctua NH-C12P SE14, AM2/AM3/775/1156/1366 which has a 140mm downward facing fan to keep the mobo temps under control.
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