Thermaltake Volcano 7+ Heatsink Review

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Introduction

 

Thermaltake has been around for a while now in the heatsink game. This heatsink is the newest in the Volcano line, the Volcano 7+. The Volcano 7+ is made of a solid copper piece with many thin fins. This heatsink is a universal Cooler which means it can be used on AMD Thunderbirds, Durons, Athlon XPs, and Intel Pentium 4 478. I think this is a really cool feature because if you ever decide to switch brands you don’t have to buy a new heatsink.

The Volcano 7+ heatsink does not come in a box, it comes in a plastic case sort of things. It’s actually nice to see more of a display unit rather than a box with a bunch of specs.

 

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The Volcano 7+ comes with a ton of stuff in the package, you get the heatsink, a fan which is connected the a shroud, thermal compound, a socket A clip, socket 478 clips, a fan control device, instructions, screws, and a Thermaltake case badge. I really like the fact that Thermaltake provides so much and that they are not using a thermal pad.

The heatsink part of the Volcano 7+ is made of a solid piece of copper which has 2 rows of thin fins. The construction of this heatsink is really good because it is made of one piece of solid copper.

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The base of the Volcano 7+ has a great finish, there are no blemishes on it and the reflection is awesome. Thermaltake really took time and care when making this heatsink, the shine proves that.

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The fan of the Volcano 7+ is attached to the shroud, it has a 3 pin connector for power and another 3 pin connector for RPM monitoring.

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The Volcano 7+ comes with a fan control which lets you change the speed of the fan to high, medium and low. Below are the specs of the fan and the specs of each speed. This fan control device is a really cool feature which Thermaltake includes.

SPECIFICATION
P/N
A1254
Fan Dimension
70x70x25 mm
Rated Voltage
12VDC
Started Voltage
7.0VDC
Rated Current
0.55 AMP Max.
Power Input
6.6 W Max.
Fan Speed switch Cable :H,M,L Fan Speed
FAN Speed
H: 6000 rpm
M:4800 rpm
L:3000 rpm
Max. Air Flow
49.0CFM
Noise
H 6000rpm@47 dB(A)
M 4800rpm@35 dB(A)
L 3000rpm@24 dB(A)
Bearing System
2 Ball bearing
Life Time
50,000 hours
Connector
3 PIN
Thermal Resistance
INTEL P4
AMD XP
0.29C/W
0.32C/W