Hi and welcome to my review of the Thermalright AXP-140 Cpu cooler.
First off to those who dont know much about thermalright I will be happy to share a little info on the company straight from their website.
Thermalright is an elite design house that manufactures cooling products for computer components for the best quality and performance your money can buy. In 2002, AMD released its first generation Thunderbird CPU and since then we have been there every step of the way to counter high voltage and high heat with innovative design and highly acclaimed cooling solutions not only for AMD but for Intel as well.
Low profile CPU cooler with down draft style of air cooling makes it perfect for HTPC; heasink total height is 70.2 mm.
Support intel Socket 775 / 1366 / 1156 and AMD Socket AM2 / AM3
Down draft air flow helps to cool CPU surroundings such as MOSFET and North Bridge chipset producing a general reduction in temperature inside your computer case.
Large surface area for cooling (140mm x 140mm) with option to install a 120mm fan or a 140mm silent fan, balancing noise and performance to suit your preference.
Six nickel-plated heatpipes to reduce oxidation effect, maintaining top performance for long term usage.
Features an all copper base and soldering technology that has each heatsink fins soldered to the heatpipes for a definite contact in producing high efficiency rate of heat transfer.
Include 140mm 11 fins Large airflow fan (1500RPM).
Dimension: L145 x W147 x H70.2 mm
Weight: 550g (Heatsink only)
Heat pipes: Six heat pipes with Nickel plated
Heat sink base : copper
Dimension: L140 x W140 x H25 mm
Bearing Type: two ball
Rated Speed: 1500RPM
Noise level: 33.5dBA
Air flow: 94.7CFM
more info here
Now that bit is out the way I will show a promo pic of the cooler, nice huh
Now these are some photo’s I took from a few angles to show you what your getting.
The cooler top down view
Cooler straight ahead
Beautifull work done on this I hope you agree, now moving on to the results.Results
Not much point going to indepth here, Im just testing at stock settings and voltage @ 2.66ghz and loading prime for 1 hour and noting temp.
OC result will be using evga dummy oc which brings it to 3.3ghz @ 1.4volts set manually. Please not 1.4 is way high for this OC but makes the chip nice and toasty.Test setup
EVGA x58 motherboard
ssd for windows
prime 95.RESULTS Stock results at full load: 42c, room temp 21c OC results at full load: 52c room temp 22c
Now thats not bad at all to be fair, on the intel stock cooler youd be hitting 80c+ no problem so theres plenty left in this cooler alright! 4+ghz is not a problem I will say this now, I didnt do this for review as this cooler is as I said for small form cases and htpc use so doubt heavilly an oc on a rig like that is needed. The thing I like most about it is that it blows all the air downwards at your ram and northbridge further adding to the cooling of the system and most of all does it silently.
I love those heatpipes man! Thats what I was told this morning when my mate walked in, I have to agree with him, the engineering of this is second to none.
Everything about this piece is quality but the fan also deserves a bit of attention, it’s simply lovely to look at and feels expensive, probably one of the best looking 140mm fans Ive come accross and didnt get loud at any stress level, a notable plus point.
I just love this cooler, it says its for htpc’s but I would reccomend this for any system, its not massive but certainly big enough to cool that i7 chip.
Also to note that thermalright shipped this to me with an adjustable backplate to fit all known sockets, thats just marvelous as I really hate it when companys send out plastic backplates, this is all metal and built to last.
I highly reccomend this to anyone, hope you enjoyed the read