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Spire Fourier IV CPU Cooler

Author:  Artiom Bell
Date:  2008.05.27
Topic:  Cooling
Provider:  Spire
Manufacturer:  Spire

Spire Fourier IV CPU Cooler


“Overclocking with a fan? You must be crazy.” Those would be the words said to me if I were to overclock a quad core just a few years ago, however, today it is perfectly plausible, in fact, I will be attempting to do that with the Fourier IV cooler from Spire. Will this cooler stand up to the challenge of maintaining my 50% overclock? How will it compare to the Thermaltake SE Water Cooling system? Read on and find out.

First Impressions:

There are several things that should be said about this cooler that are worth noting. First off this is a large and heavy cooler therefore just because of the size, it should have excellent passive cooling capabilities. If you are running a Penryn design processor the fan that is attached to this heatsink will not be needed.
Second thing to notice is the cooler’s design. Unlike the traditional coolers that have the fan mounted on the top blowing the air down on the processor heatsink, the Fourier IV has the fan on the bottom and sucks the air in from the bottom and disperses it throughout the case.



Socket 754 / 940 / 775 / 939 / AM2 / F Cooling kit 
Dimensions Heat sink :        126×107×99 mm (l × w × h)
12VDC Fan : 92×92×25 mm
Bearing Ball bearing
Rated speed 2000 - 3500 RPM +/-10%
Rated power 2.4 - 4.8 W
Noise level 19.0 - 26.0 dBA
Air flow 36.8 - 58.21 CFM
Current 0.20 - 0.40 A
Life hours Ball: 50.000
Features Universal 775 & K8
4 Thermally Improved Heat-Pipes
All copper Heat-Sink
Connector 3 Pin, mainboard
Application Intel :   Celeron D ~ 2.93 GHz (340J)
Intel  :   Core 2 Duo ~ 3.0 GHz (775 Dual-core)
Intel :   Core 2 Extreme ~ 3.2 GHz (775 Dual-core)
  Core 2 Quad ~ 2.66 GHz (775 Quad-core)
  Pentium 4 ~ 3.73 GHz (775 Prescott)
  Pentium D ~ 3.4 GHz (775 Dual-Core)
  Pentium EE ~ 3.73 GHz (775 Dual-Core)
AMD :   Athlon 64 ~ 5200+ (K8)
  Athlon 64 FX-55 (K8)
  Athlon 64 FX-57 (K8)
  Athlon 64 FX-60 (K8)
  Athlon 64 FX-74 (K8)
  Athlon 64 X2 (AM2)
  Athlon X2 (AM2)
  Opteron ~ 2.6 (K8)
  Phenom X4 (AM2)
  Sempron ~ 3300+ (K8)
Thermal resistance 0.21 °C/W
Thermal type Stars-420 white grease(Injection Tube,0.5g)






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