JetArt JAKS29 Socket A HSF Review
Last time we reviewed an Athlon 64 based cooler from JetArt and came away with mixed results. Today we take a look at another cooler from JetArt but this time for the ole trusty Athlon XP line of processors. A big number of people still operate with the Athlon XP as it is holding up quite well for a few years and continues to drive sales. Overclocking is one of those reasons why people keep coming back. Well today we will be reviewing the JetArt JAKS29 that looks to be that cooler to use on your Athlon XP processor.
The JetArt JAKS29 Socket A HSF we are looking at today is a final product with the box being attractive with specifications on the back. The JetArt JAKS29 comes with the cooler itself and white thermal grease.
The JetArt JAKS29 is a cooler for the AMD Athlon XP line of processors that is made out of 492g of all copper and sports a 70x70x25mm fan on top with a fan guard on top of a fan shroud.
The JetArt JAKS29 utilizes a 70x70x25mm fan that pushes around 43.5CFM’s at a noise level of around 40dBA. The fan spins around 5000+ RPM’s and will no doubt add some noise to your case. While I find the JetArt cooler’s fan to be quite loud, it is not as loud as a Delta 60mm fan. If you are sensitive to sound, then a rheobus will help you silence the cooler when it is not in load. When the processor is doing load, then you can out it on at full blast. Too bad it doesn’t come with a rheobus of it’s own.
Looking at the JetArt JAKS29 heatsink, I can see quality and quality of construction. It’s one of the best I have seen also. None of the parts or fins is sharp and there are evenly separated pieces of copper fins, which help to dissipate heat quickly. The cooler and its fins are positioned a bit different than I usually see. The fins face vertical and that can be good for folks who have dual fan power supplies.
The base of the JetArt JAKS29 is very good. For the most part, the base is flat and it is semi-reflective. It has a bit of visible machine marks but overall the base is done really nice. One of the things that JetArt should do is put some plastic cover over the base so that the base will be kept from scratching against the packaging as in this case happened. It rubbed against the packaging and that created some scratch marks.
Looks sexy eh?
Testing will consist of running the JetArt JAKS29 on the Athlon XP 1900+ test bed which is on a Soltek Sl-FRN2-L. The 1900+ runs at a voltage of 1.7V and operates at a frequency of 1.6GHz. Arctic Silver 5 was used for testing and set in for more than 72 hours. Ambient temperature was hovering around 21-23 degrees.
The JetArt JAKS29 performed very well and it provides the user with some headroom for overclocking purposes. The all-copper design is solid and helps with its performance. The fan noise was heard over my case fans though and will be a problem for folks who don’t like much noise. But with noise, you get the performance.
The JetArt JAKS29 Socket A heatsink/fan combination is a very good performer that is good for the normal user along with the overclocker. It provides very good results and has one of the better thumb-designed 3-prong clips. The construction of the base is top-notch and the base finish is good. I like the JetArt JAKS29 and I have no hesitation on recommending it to folks who want performance. This cooler is a good investment.
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