The Vendetta 2 is an efficient new CPU cooler with a powerful 120mm fan design for maximum performance. Utilizing a distinctive stacked fin design and trend-setting heat pipe direct touch (HDT) design combined with a large low-noise fan, the Vendetta 2 is built to quietly solve the cooling challenges of today’s most powerful processors.
Utilizing the proven performance of the latest HTD design, the Vendetta 2 has direct contact with the processor using three copper heat pipes to ensure the most rapid heat transfer and a lighter weight. The dimple micro-configuration of the stacked aluminum fins adds turbulence, reducing the skin effect of laminar air flow for more efficient circulation within your case. The versatile and user-friendly Vendetta 2 is compatible with AMD AM2/939/754/755 and Intel 775 sockets and can be installed quickly and easily by end-users at all skill levels. The Vendetta 2 offers an extra performance boost than the more compact original version. The ultra-quiet 120mm fan, with its anti-vibration rubber connectors to reduce excess noise, sets new standards for extremely efficient cooling performance at a price point that is still enticing to a variety of budgets
* Although the Vendetta has been qualified for these processors for performance and compatibility, it may not fit some motherboards
Reviewed by DL2010092389 at @ 07:40 PM Jun 21, 2010
I have a few of these coolers running in 4 different LGA775 cpu PC's and have had nothing but the best results with this cooler.
Installing can be a bit tricky if you've never done this before, removing the motherboard from the case is required if you want to save yourself from a lot of stress. I've done a few installs with this cooler so let me tell you that doing it the right way the first time will save you loads of headaches. Here is what I would recommend:
Step #1) Remove motherboard from case. Yeah its a pain, but it's required unless you have tiny tiny hands.
Step #2) Install the 4 rubber fan mounts on the cooler before you do anything. Use a set of plyers if its too hard to do it with just your hands. Put the fan aside for now, do not install it now.
Step #3) [Optional] This cooler is very heavy and can bend some motherboards. If you are like me, you hate the pushpin setup with LGA775 setups! Buy a Xigmatek ACK-I5361 retention bracket (SKU: 25530AC4479) which is available on this site, which will help prevent damage to your motherboard and give you a much tighter fit with the cooler and CPU die for better results. The ACK-I5361 details say that its made for Xigmatek cpu coolers, but I have used it with the Vendetta2 and can confirm they are compatible.
Step #4) put AS5 of similar thermal paste on the cpu cooler base. Take a lint free cloth (like a coffee filter) and rub the paste all over the cooler base, then wipe it off leaving only a light residue behind. Put two vertical lines of AS5 on the two inner grey parts of the cooler base. This will make sure most of the cooler will get the paste on it. The light residue left behind on the first AS5 application will improve performance.
Step #5) Mount the cooler on the motherboard, either using pushpins or with a retention bracket.
Step #6) Take the included fan and pull the rubber fan mounts through the 4 holes on each corner. Again, use plyers for easier installation. Sometimes these rubber mounts can be really stubborn to get through without plyers!
I only have experience with this cooler on an LGA775 setup, but I have read that the cooler base isn't optimal for the new LGA1366 socket. The LGA1366 cpu die size is quite large and the base of this cooler doesn't have the best performance. It will still work of course, but if your looking for serious cooling on i7, check out the Ultra True 120 (available on this site).
Anyhow, I typically get temps in the low 30's with load temps in the mid 40's with this CPU. On an overclocked q6600 (3.4ghz) I get 50-51c for my load temps.
Final verdict - if you have an LGA775, buy this cooler!
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