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Akasa Blue Aurora AK-966BL CPU cooler Intel LGA 775

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  • Socket Type: Intel LGA 775
  • CPU's: INTEL Pentium 4, Pentium D, Core2Duo, Core2Quad, Core2Extreme
  • Four U-shape heatpipes give rapid heat dissipation
  • Fan Speed: 500 - 1700 R.P.M.
  • Noise Level: 12.67 - 27.18 dB(A)
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Technical Details
BrandAkasa
Item Weight1.1 Kg
Product Dimensions12.7 x 15.5 x 9.1 cm
Item model numberAK-966BL
  
Additional Information
ASINB001EJO75K
Best Sellers Rank 58,342 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 Kg
Date First Available19 Aug. 2008
  
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Akasa Blue Aurora cooler brings together style, ultra quiet computing and hi-performance cooling. The Blue-LED 12cm fan provides massive airflow while Intel approved power management (PWM) ensure the noise levels are always on minimum. Our bright blue-LED will bring light and add colour to your system interior. The technology underlying the Blue Aurora's exceptional performance is the U-shape heatpipe system. Four extra long U heatpipes ensure rapid and even heat transfer from the copper base to the aluminium fins. 35 fine fins measuring 65x120mm provide a large dissipation area for the ultimate cooling performance. A special mounting bracket with backplate and screws ensures extra-safe cooler retention and perfectly even contact with CPU. The specific fan positioning enhances the VRM cooling (VRM - CPU Voltage Regulator Modules located on the motherboard). Hi-grade thermal compound is pre-applied. The Akasa Blue Aurora (AK-966BL) can be assembled horizontally or vertically (in desktop or tower chassis) as the heatpipes work independently of installation direction.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Tavendale on 16 Jun. 2013
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I've been using this for four and a half years now to cool an Intel Core 2 Quad 9550 (on an Asus P5Q Pro motherboard), and it's been flawless since day one. It's quite large (165mm tall with the 120mm fan attached), so requires a relatively spacious case, and is fairly heavy for a cooler, but comes with a back mounting plate which you place behind the motherboard and attach the cooler to from the top side. This has the dual benefits of being both more secure AND less fiddly to fit than the much more prevalent plastic push-pin mounts. The power attachment is of the PWM type, so that the motherboard can adjust the speed of the fan automatically.

The only problem here is that the large fan and cooler are so efficient, and can therefore run at such a low speed, that I've had to disable the fan speed warning in my BIOS as the Blue Aurora's typical speed of less than 700rpm triggers the warning!

In operation the cooler is very quiet and very efficient - as I write this review I have a Prime95 test running on my Q9550 (the in-place large FFTs test to generate maximum heat). After an hour of this the fan speed has only just nudged over the 700rpm mark, and the CPU has stayed solidly at 35°C. In this quiet room the sound from my PC is the typical low-level fan noise it normally makes, and I can't distinguish the Blue Aurora fan noise from either the PSU fan or the case fan, despite all four cores being at 100% and under stress from Prime95.

This is the best CPU cooler I've ever owned (admittedly there haven't been that many, and I've never spent the big bucks on a really high end cooler, but with coolers this good at this low a price I don't see the necessity for that), my only regret is that as I'll be moving on to an Ivybridge CPU I can no longer use it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 3 Aug. 2012
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This CPU fan and heat sink consists of a very large aluminium plates with copper tubing and a large fan making it a bit of a near thing when putting into a smaller size ATX midi-tower case. It came with a Motherboard adapter plate which is positioned under the CPU socket and the Cooler is then screwed down into this plate after having used the supplied tube of heat sink paste. None of the tricky plastic plug things here. The whole thing lights up bright blue, so good for a window sided case and is whisper quiet bringing a Pentium D 930 down to 55c which was a good improvement over the old intel vacuum cleaner noise it replaced.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. S. on 12 Feb. 2014
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I had a thermaltake typhoon cooler to keep my q6600 cool. The termaltake never fitted properly on my motherboard because there was a slight lip on the motherboard tray that stopped one of the plastic pin from clipping in properly. I thought it would be ok but this slight lip caused my thermaltake cooler's heatpipes to buckle to the point that the clips snapped off....

I bought the akasa because it doesn't use clips, it uses screws that bolt to an adapter that fits under the motherboard. I had to take my pc apart but it was quite easy to install the heatsink. Once all tightened up, turned it on and everything works fine. Subjectively it sounds less noisy than the thermaltake but more importantly, it fits perfectly.

The only think i don't like about this cooler is it uses a custom fan which fits fine but means i cant replace it for any other type of fan.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sean turner on 10 May 2013
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good value, does its job really well. be aware this has a really short CPU fan cable, if your cpu fan connector on your motherboard is more than 4 inches away from the heatsink you could have problems, if you also have to route it over a bulky gfx card you have no chance, however if your connector is right by the heatsink (as many are) it is perfect.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stewart Wood on 10 Dec. 2013
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I was looking for a low cost but good quality fan. I've only just received it and just looking at it I can see its high quality. This was more than I intended to pay for a fan unit but I couldn't find anything much cheaper even though its for an old LGA 775 mobo. I've no plans to OC the CPU so I'm hoping I can use it w/o the included fan with the large heat exchanger by itself. I was even happier when a tube of thermal paste also dropped out of the box. Looks simple to install with a cross shaped backing plate. I'm using it with an ASUS P5N32 SLI Prem mobo. Happy with the purchase.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By bsg017 on 27 Mar. 2010
I have been very impressed with how quiet my computer is using this cooler. It makes my previous machine, which I still use sometimes, seem very noisy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alfred Radu on 5 Oct. 2012
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Good quality and quiet.
It has proper screws to fit to the mainnboard.
It keeps the cpu really cold.
I definitely recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N47H4N on 13 July 2013
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High amount of fins, 4-copper heat pipes with a full copper cpu-base. Fan is 500rpm-1500rpm at lowest rpm 12dbs. A bright blue all connected via a 4 pin header, you need to make sure your RAM clearance is okay however the fins are fairly high from the motherboard, overclocked a Pentium D 90mn to 3.21Ghz @ 41'C (ambient 24'C) a substantial piece of kit
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