Diary of a Mad Overclocker
What happens when you have a room full of Pentium III processors, but only two wimpy little factory cooling units? You get a couple of aspiring overclockers drooling over all the untapped potential lying within each and every processor. Knowing that all that potential is just sitting there, just waiting to be released is almost maddening. There's only one way to cure the madness. That's right, we have to get some CPU coolers, and overclock the hell out of every single Pentium III processor in the office.
Who can help?
We informed the good people over at Vantec
about our sad heatsink situation, and they took pity on us and our poor P3 overclocking tool set. They immediately sent us a box of cooling goodies. When the box arrived, we tore it open and rummaged through the packing peanuts. We found a socket-370 cooler, another socket-370 cooler, a Pentium III dual fan cooler (yay!), and another much larger Pentium III dual fan cooler (woohoo!).
One Bigass™ Cooling unit
Of course, the larger P3-5030 dual fan cooling unit caught our attention. We found the smaller unit first, but we quickly discarded it in favor of the big one. You can't expect us to be completely immune to gimmicky ascetics. We managed to draw Kenn's attention away from the packing peanuts by waving the Vantec's fan guard at him.
The P3-5030 is one sweet looking cooling unit. We even found a Vantec logo engraved on the heatsink. We spent some time testing out the new cooler. We used the cooler with a couple of our Pentium III processors checking if it could allow our processors reach higher speeds.