Rosewill RCX-Z4 CPU Heatsink Review


A closer look

The heatsink came with a small packet of thermal grease, but I only trust Arctic Silver. Sorry Rosewill, but that’s just the way it is. So after a nice coating of thermal grease, I mounted the heatsink and screwed the thumbscrews down. Easy as pie.

But just as I foresaw the heatsink blocked access to the first DIMM that held my RAM. I was able to get the memory in and out, but only after a little meticulous fingertip work. I then hooked up the adjustable fan control switch and put the side back on my computer. The temperature in the case when I closed it was room temperature, 66 degrees F.

Here are a few quotes from the Rosewill website, just in case you don’t believe these people mean business.

About Rosewill
Not long ago we had an idea – bring quality hardware and affordable prices together. From that idea Rosewill was born. Formed from a top team of hardware professionals, Rosewill is dedicated to our mission to compete and win on price, quality, and service. We work only with the best partners – businesses we know and businesses we trust.

The Rosewill Mission
Our vision is to become the leading brand in computer hardware and peripherals. We aim to achieve this goal by creating superior customer satisfaction. We view our customers as our most important assets. Through our integrity, our innovative products, and our excellent customer service, we aim to create lasting customer relationships.

Customer Satisfaction
We believe that excellence is a standard. Our customers deserve nothing less than the best. By purchasing a Rosewill product you are choosing exceptional value, unrivaled customer service and top quality hardware. If you are a Rosewill reseller, you can have the comfort of knowing that we at Rosewill value the success of our business partners.

The Future
We will soon be introducing a full line of hardware that will encompass the Rosewill commitment to excellence. New product launches are on the way, so check back with us soon.

Lots of hopes and promises there. Let’s gaze into the copper tubing of the Z4 and see what the future holds for Rosewill. Time to test. In the box is a collection of small bags with screws, protective cushion washers, springs, adapters, and more. This is truly a jack of all trades, and with the collection of parts they threw in they intend it to fit your freaking motherboard. I have an AMD socket 939, so I didn’t have to change the adapters. Installation was fairly easy, and I did it without removing the motherboard, unlike when I tested the GlacialTech 5610 (reviewed here).