Author : Shawn
Sparks Date : 22nd August 2002
3DVelocity would like to thank Thermaltake, especially Weller
for providing this sample for review.
Heat. The PC enthusiasts' nightmare. Those little
bits of silicon get pretty warm as we strive for those high
3DMark scores, or frag our way through our favorite games. But
just how hot does your GeForce4 get as you push the clocks to
their limits? How can you tell?
For some the only sign of an overheated GPU is
total lock-up, others can look down at the GPU temperature displayed
on the front of their case and decide that their intake fan
could be moving a bit more air, throw a switch and watch those
temperatures drop like the end of November
But those are the techies who spend
hours rigging up temperature sensors and rheostats and stuff.
They probably spend hundreds of dollars on gadgets that take
hours to wire
I'm just a novice."
Well, my friend Thermaltake has found a way to
let the enthusiast step up to "techie" status: Enter
the HardCano5, Thermaltake's answer to those novices desiring
to monitor temps, control fans, cool their hard drive and fill
an empty drive bay. This is a handy tool for today's higher-end
rigs that need a bit of babysitting.
The HardCano5 comes in a clear plastic package that shows the
unit and hardware in full view.
Inside you'll find the HardCano5, a 3 to 4 pin Molex adapter,
a bag of assorted screws and a small amount of double-stick
tape for mounting the temperature probe.
After trying to get a decent shot of that
package, I'm finally ready to install this thing...
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