GlacialTech Igloo 5610 CPU Heatsink Review


Get yer 'gloo on

GlacialTech is known for their light and cool materials.  Both the Igloo Silent and PWM are just that, with superior noise reduction.  The Silent has a 3-pin connector and the PWM has a 4-pin, meaning that the PWM takes advantage of the newer CPU fan connectors on the latest motherboards, allowing the motherboard itself to control the speed of the fan.  In short, when things get hot, the Igloo PWM gets going.  When temperatures are back to normal, the motherboard sends a signal through the fourth wire that tells the fan to slow down.  But fear not if you only have a 3-pin on your mobo, either one will still work on older and newer motherboards.

Igloo 5610 Silent Specifications

Socket Type T
Intel CPU Clock Speed
  • Pentium D 3.4 GHz (95W)
  • Prescott 3.4 GHz (84W)
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo E6700 2.66 GHz (65W)
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo E4300 1.8 GHz (65W)
  • Intel® Core 2 Extreme X6800 2.93 GHz (75W)
  • Intel® Core 2 Extreme Processor   QX6800 (130W)
  • All Celeron
Cooler Dimension (mm) 99 x 66 x 110
Cooler Weight (gram) 373
Fan Bearing Type 1B1S
Rated Voltage 12 V
Dimension (mm) 80 x 80 x 20
Speed (RPM) 1,800 (±10%)
Airflow (CFM) 30.8 (±10%)
Noise (dBA) 19
Interface Material High Efficiency Thermal Compound


Now that class is over, on to the good stuff.  Right out of the box I realized this was intended for the DIY pc enthusiast.  It comes pre-assembled and ready to go with thermal compound already applied, a small folded instruction page and a bracket for a cushioned rest on your motherboard.

And weighing in at a mere 373g, there is really not even a need for it.  The unit itself is so light that you can pretty much put any weight-related fears out of your head.