Global Win VOS32
Global Win has been around the cooling market since way back
when dinosaurs still roamed the earth. Well, ok. Not really.
Anyway, with Alpha stealing the limelight with a product that easily
kicked everyone else's butt in the slot category, this company had to make
something up that could beat it in both cost and performance and restore
their place in the cooling arena. After much research and hopeful stuff,
this is what they came up with. A hugeass cooler dubbed the VOS32. Pretty
catchy 'eh? Click here
Just like the Alpha P3125, the Global Win VOS32 comes in a
nice little box with lots of itty-bitties. The manual is laid out well but
could still use some improvements. Also included in the package is a
blister pack of Silicone Thermal Compound from a company called Plowstar.
It's good stuff and spreads easily.
The VOS32's fin design isn't really revolutionary, but it
does work. It's made up of a lot of long, thin fins that really help air
pass through them to enhance cooling. Those are 2 Y.S. Tech 4200RPM, 26CFM
Fans on top that are included in the package.
Since the VOS32 is designed to be more or less universal
when it comes to processors it can work with, the kit includes adapters
for Intel PIII or AMD Athlon processors. It can also fit older Intel PII
processors that use a clip instead of studs like their newer brethren.
Notice anything different? Well? Ok. You'll also see in
the picture that the base where the processors comes in contact with is
already smooth and doesn't require lapping. Those holes in the sides are
for cooling the L2 cache if your processor has them off-die.
Changing between clip or stud is pretty easy. All you need
to do is remove that screw, remove the adapter and pop in the one you want
to use, then screw it. The fans on top might get in the way if you have a
big screwdriver though, so they might need to be detached prior to the
If you are using the stud adapter, this is the
spring clip that is used to fasten the unit to the processor. I had
some trouble using this as it didn't provide enough pressure which
got my processor pretty hot. To alleviate the situation, all I did
was bend the upper part of the clip outward a bit. That gave it
enough pressure to ensure good contact between the heatsink's base
and the processor's slug. Maybe I got a defective unit, I don't
know. But if you're having this same problem, this fix will prolly
A nice addition to this kit is the 3-pin Y-Adapter that
Global Win decided to include. This is especially useful for you geeks who
don't have enough fan headers on their motherboards to accomodate the 2
fans that the VOS32 uses.
Ok. So chop off my nuts if you want but I just had to put
this up since I think it looks real slick. It's the sticker that comes
with the kit. If you use it, it'll assure that you get subzero
temperatures without having to spend a tremendous amount of dough and use
only the air that flows inside your case. Yeah, right!!! Well, it does
make it look that way. Right?
Here's how the VOS32 did in our tests:
Idle, Ambient at 31.7C
Full Load, Ambient 31.6C
Hmmm. It's not as good as the Alpha P3125's scores but it isn't bad. I
don't really think 1C will make such a big impact on your overclocking.
Estimated Street Price (ESP) is at Php 1,500.00.