by R. K. Bloom

CoolerMaster CI5-9JD3A-0L – “cheap and cheerful”

CoolerMaster CI5-9JD3A-0L – “cheap and cheerful”

It would seem, not very prominent and very inexpensive CoolerMaster CI5-9JD3A-0L is becoming more and more popular. And it is not even in his remarkable performance and a rich set. The fact that the total cost of the cooling system and the processor is less than or equal to the value of BOX-a marketing option (ie, proprietary processor c cooler from Intel). Is it always cheaper to worse? It is this question is asked, we started testing. In addition to numerical results and found out some more nuances, but in the end came this review. Well, now all in good …


During transportation and expectations of a happy owner of a cooler “lives” here in a not very catchy in appearance, a box.

The package includes only the most necessary – and the cooler pad stiffness on the reverse side of the motherboard. Here in this lining, and is one of the main advantages of the cooling system. Who established the “boxed” cooler certainly paid attention to the deformation of the motherboard caused by this process. When you install the same CI5-9JD3A-0L nothing has undergone strain. Although there are negative – when dismantling the cooling system will be removed and the motherboard (though not without a similar minus and “boxed” cooler – they also have to be removed to help).

Technical characteristics

The socket – LGA 775 (Socket T)

CPU – Intel Pentium 4 Prescott (up to 3.6 GHz) Celeron D (up to 2.8 GHz)

Dimensions – (?) 95x (H) 45 mm

Heatsink Material – aluminum with copper core

Thermal resistance – Rca 0.31 C / W

Fan Dimension – (?) 95x (H) 25.4 mm

Fan speed – 2200 +10% rpm.

Type of fan – sleeve bearing with a screw thread (Rifle Bearing)

Airflow – 37,98 42,18 CFM

MTBF – 40,000 hours

Supply voltage – 12V (Connector 3 pin WPM)

Noise level – 26,4 dBA

Warranty – 3 years

Radiator large and massive, the entire cooling system draws on the floor a kilo. The copper core is pressed into the aluminum base.

It is interesting to note that the fan is blowing out – this approach may affect the cooling of the processor, but a positive influence on the temperature inside the system unit.

Instead of using thermal paste, pre-deposited on a copper sole, thermal interface is not very viscous and very sticky.

Installation does not cause any problems. Fingerboard wonderful lay under the motherboard, giving up the screw holes. The cooler and put a little effort tightened. The whole design has turned out pretty strong, move to the side or turn the impossible.