Titan Chrome Orb Review with online sound

In this review we have tested the Titan Chrome Orb Cooler and measured the temperature results with our test setup. Additionally you can listen to an embedded MP3 fan sound sample of the fan on the respective heatsink.

Name Chrome Orb
Size over all L/B/H o 70/80/50 mm The heatsink is a little bit larger than the socket and e.g. don’t fit on the Abit KT7.
Cooling output ++ 25 CFM (~5000 rpm)
Noise level +++ 29 dB (A) It’s possible to sleep well next to this fan 😉 Listen to the sound:

++ Because of the big clip it’s easy to mount this fan, but be careful while removing the fan not to scrape off the plastic portion of the socket

Cooling results — The cooling results were 48°C and 54°C at 1.9 Volt core voltage very bad in comparison to most other coolers.
General impression

+ I think this fan is only a good choice for a maximum (non overclocked) CPU speed of 900 MHz. Higher CPU rates or higher CPU voltages need very good case cooling if you plan to use the Chrome Orb. The cheap price and good design can’t compensate for the cooling results. And because of the fixed metal clip (and bad cooling) it’s impossible to use it with a Peltier Element.

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