Active vs Passive cooling

Posted on Friday, Sep 01 2006 @ 10:12 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
PC Perspective has a comparison today, comparing active, pseudo-passive and passive cooling on some of ThermalRight's heatsinks.
Today’s review is more of a comparison than a true review – we are comparing three of Thermalright’s top-of-the-line CPU heatsinks in passive, pseudo-passive, and active cooling modes. Our three contenders include the Thermalright HR-01, the XP-120, and the Ultra-120. What we really want to find out is how the HR-01, which is designed for passive cooling, compares to the XP-120 and Ultra-120, which rely on active cooling with a fan. The HR-01 will be tested with, and without, a Thermalright 120mm Fan Duct.
You can check it out over here.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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