Titan Golden Orb Review with online sound

In this review we have tested the Titan Golden 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 Golden Orb (normally just for FCPGA)
Size over all L/B/H o 70/75/50 mm The heatsink is a little bit larger than the socket and doesn’t fit e.g. on the Abit KT7.
Cooling output + 21 CFM (~4700 rpm)
Noise level +++ 26 dB (A) I believe that the sound is louder than the dB of the Twin Orb, but it’s very silent. Listen to the sound:
Mounting o This is a special mounting situation where you have to turn the Orb a little bit to fit the fan onto the socket. The problem is if you tilt the fan a little bit while turning the fan it’s possible to destroy the DIE of your CPU. Therefore this HSF is normally just for FCPGA CPU.
Cooling results — The cooling result were 49°C and 55° 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 Golden 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.Pictures …

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