Oooo... This looks nice! Overclockers Club Canada busts out a review
on the new Zalman ZM50-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler... Sweet! =)
As our trend into system cooling continues, this time I will take a look
at the graphics sector. Most individuals already know the importance of overclocking,
and keeping the system cool is one of the more important tasks in this day and
age, given the powerful devices each contributing to the overall heat buildup
in our systems. This time, I will be taking a look at the ZM50-HP VGA Heatpipe
Cooler. This cooler works by the use of a heatpipe, which is simply a completely
closed pipe that contains a fluid. When this fluid is heated, it evaporates,
and proper positioning of the pipe will allow the gas particles to move to the
top of the pipe, warming the air around it. In doing so it loses enough heat
so that it condenses back into a liquid, ready for the process to repeat itself.
The warm air is then expelled by the exhaust fan, so an inherent advantage is
that one less fan (meaning less noise) is used, provided that your card originally
included a fan.