we will cover stuff that matters. As always you are going to
have to install this thing before any cooling whatsoever can
take place. I have talked too much about installing cooler so
Iím just gonna skip it for this review. With this specific Tenmax
Cooler (type O) you just peel off the covering and apply the
fan to the heatsink. It will stick once some pressure is applied.
It will install easily on any tnt, tnt2, voodoo3, you get the
point. This thing works on just about any video card. The specific
one I installed it on was my Elsa Erazor III TNT2 32mb.
The big question: Does it allow me to overclock my video card
more? Yes!! Not as much as I was expecting but it still allows
for it. Before I was able to successfully overclock my 125/150
tnt2 card to 135/160 and now I can overclock it to 150/175.
Almost like an Ultra TNT2 for a fraction of the price. It was
stable for the time I tested it but I cannot guarantee anything
with your video card or even mine. The person who owns my video
card may be able to overclock it higher or may not reach those
speeds so I am not making any guarantees. The cooler also decreased
the temp of the video card by around 10 degrees F which is excellent.
That keeps all the connections on the video card cooler which
allows them to run faster. This makes it easier to overclock
your video card to new heights.
bonus is that this thing is very quiet. Not that I could hear
it anyway with all my case fans blowing and the case on. So
far we know this thing is easy to install, cools good, and enhances
overclockability. The last and final question is durability.
Tennmax is a highly respected world-wide company that makes
high-quality products. This particular cooler comes with a one
year warranty and they will replace the cooler anytime you ask,
with no questions asked. They have this policy for every fan
the make. They will also do their best to help people who are
having problems after their warranty has expired on a case by
The cost is for this particular Tennmax video cooler is $19.
That is a very reasonable price for such a high quality cooler.
That was a little higher than its competitorís though. Its getting
an 8.9 for price due to the higher $19 price tag when compared
to competing products. Its going to be getting a 9.4 for performance
because as always it could have done the cooling a little better.
Its nothing revolutionary in terms of video card cooler cooling.
If you want a company to buy cooling products at that you can
trust go with Tennmax. Go to http://www.tennmax.com buy some
of their great products. The Tenmax Lasagna Type O Video Card
Cooler is a solid video card cooler that comes from a great
company. You canít really go wrong when getting a video card
cooler but Tennmax is a step above the rest. Overall this cooler
is getting a 9.2.
- 8.9 Performance - 9.4
Overall - 9.2