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OCZ Glacier 2

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jul 11, 2001 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.5%Manufacturer: OCZ

Testing

 

I ran a small series of tests on the unit to see how well it performed on both a standard speed system and an overclocked one. The base system consisted of:

 

Antec SX1030 Tower Case

 

Abit KT7 (non-RAID)

 

AMD Thunderbird 1000MHz

 

Arctic Silver Thermal Compound

 

256MB PC133 CAS2 SDRAM

 

Creative Annihilator2 GTS w/ 32MB

 

Sound Blaster Live

 

Western Digital 20.5GB @ 7200 rpm

 

I ran the tests with the processor clocked to 1000MHz and then again at 1100MHz. The overclocking was done by FSB settings to try to create a hotter processor. This gave results that showed how well it performs under both normal and excessive conditions. The testing itself consisted of monitoring the processor temperatures when the system was idle, after a heavy deathmatch of Quake3, and then after a looping of the demo included in 3dMark2001.

 

- 1000MHz

 

 

- 1100MHz

 

 

The results are not too bad at all. I try to keep processor temperatures under 50C at all times…even when I'm stressing out the system. The Glacier 2 HSF did a very respectable job at my goal and was even able to keep the processor at the same temperature during the 3dMark loop. 3dMark is a very processor intensive program that will normally shoot your temperatures right through the roof, but this HSF did great.

 

Conclusion

 

Overall, I was very happy with the performance of this unit. it's not the best available, but it does a very good job at its assigned task…keeping the processor cool. And the small tweaks that they did were very welcome. The plastic covering over the retention clip, the fan grill and the polished base were all very welcome additions to a cooler that is selling at well below the price of similar units from other manufacturers. it's performance was on par with the GlobalWin FOP 32-1, but it costs about $7-8 less (US Dollars).

 

If you're a hardcore overclocker and are trying to break that elusive 1.5GHz barrier with your T-Bird, then this is definitely not the HSF for you. If, however, you are an overclocking enthusiast looking for moderate gains from your processor, and are in the market for a budget cooling solution that is both affordable and effective, then look no further than the OCZ Glacier 2. I can only hope that the folks from OCZ will grace me with the opportunity to review more of their line. If they are anything like this one, then I think that they will be very successful with their line of coolers.

 

Rating - 8.5/10

 

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