The EverCool Transformer 3 is a tower style heatsink that uses H.D.T. Tech (Heatpipe Direct Touch) to draw heat directly away from the CPU. The design incorporates three 6mm heatpipes that dissipate heat by distributing it across multiple rows of aluminum fins. The package includes an Evercool branded 120mm variable speed fan that operates between 800 rpm and the maximum speed of 2,200 rpm.
We started out shooting for 4.0 GHz as our overclocking goal. We know that this AMD 1090T is capable of those speeds, but it’s no easy task with increased voltage and demands a capable cooler. Much to our surprise we reached 4.0 GHz and received a validation link. Unfortunately we were close to exceeding the recommended maximum operating temperature when fully loaded so we backed down a little. It’s hard to fault a $25 cooler for struggling with an AMD PII X6 1090T Black Edition CPU overclocked to 4.0 GHz. Adding a second fan could very well be all that is needed to reach stability at higher speeds.
After testing the Evercool Transformer 3 we are happy with the performance and the installation is really simple on the AMD platform. If you are a modest overclocker or just want to improve the stock cooling then the Transformer 3 is a good, low cost choice.
However, if you are looking to push the processor to the absolute limits then this isn’t the cooler for you. If we were to fault anything it would be the rubber nails used for mounting the fan. We have mixed feelings because while they are a bit of a pain to attach they do lower vibrational noise.
Overall, while the performance is far from the best on the market, we feel that at the $25 price point it’s a product definitely worth buying. Currently we have not been able to find the Evercool Transformer 3 in any online shop but once we do we will add links to the vendors.
- Good price.
- decent cooler and better than reference cooler.
- easy installation.
- Isn’t hardcore enough for pushing to maximum speeds.
- Another fan would help.