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Thermaltake VENUS 12 80mm Ball CPU Cooler

  • 2000±10%-5500±10% RPM
  • 26.5-72.92 CFM
  • Copper
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Step up from your processor's stock AMD heatsink-and-fan assembly with Thermaltake's Venus 12 CPU cooler. Designed for use with AMD Opteron and Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX, and Sempron Socket 754 processors, the all-copper heatsink is made up of a high density of 73 fins for optimum heat dissipation. A simple clip mechanism means you won't have to get underneath your motherboard to install this cooler.

The 80mm fan features a unique triple-blade design that increases air flow and eliminates air turbulence. The dual ball-bearing design extends the life span of the fan, giving it the ability to keep working for up to 80,000 hours. The fan can be run at its full 5,500rpm speed or connected to a temperature sensor that will spin the fan at 2,000rpm when the case is at 20-degrees Celsius and speed up to 5,500rpm when the case reaches 55-degrees Celsius. You also have the option of manually controlling the fan speed via a control knob mounted in a 3.5-inch bay up front or a vacant PCI slot in back.

Keep cool!

  • newegg Pure Copper Design Pure, high-density copper maximizes heat absorption and transfer for amazing cooling abilities.
  • newegg Triple-Blade Fan The triple-blade fan increases air flow and eliminates air turbulence for excellent cooling performance.
  • newegg Temperature Control Sensor The smart temperature control sensor monitors temperatures to enable automatic fan speed adjustments.
  • newegg Adjustable Fan Speed The bundled fan speed controllers deliver precise control of fan speed and noise for exceptional cooling and quietness.
  • newegg Broad Compatibility with AMD CPUs The Thermaltake VENUS 12 provides efficient cooling for AMD Opteron, Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX and Sempron CPUs.

Learn more about the Thermaltake VENUS 12

Model

Brand
Thermaltake
Model
VENUS 12

Spec

Type
Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size
80mm
Compatibility
AMD Athlon 64 & Opteron
Bearing Type
Ball
RPM
2000±10%-5500±10% RPM
Air Flow
26.5-72.92 CFM
Noise Level
21-48 dBA
Power Connector
3 Pin
Color
Red
Heatsink Material
Copper

Physical Spec

Fan Dimensions
80 x 80 x 32mm
Heatsink Dimensions
73.6 x 73 x 48mm

Package Contents

Package Contents
CPU Cooler
Thermal Grease
Fan Speed Controller

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  • Marcus K.
  • 1/28/2007 12:42:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: none

Cons: It does not work with the AMD 939 socket the heat sink does not fit in the slot

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  • Bruce P.
  • 1/14/2007 1:17:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDid not cool as expected, very loud fan

Pros: 100% Copper HS, Variable speed Fan, Thermaltake is a leader in high end HSF. Easy to install, about the same dimentions as the stock HSF.

Cons: Did not acceptably cool my AMD 939 Dual Core CPU. Very noisy at highest speed.

Other Thoughts: Confused as to why this did not cool my CPU well. It was installed correctly, and working, as when I lowered Fan speed, temps went up, and when I raised Fan speed, temps went down, but still, the venus 12 did not cool my CPU enough. I installed another HSF (purchased and reviewed at NewEgg) and temps went down at least 10 C.

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  • Matthew S.
  • 12/26/2006 2:01:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: This thing cools like a pro. It brought my 5000+ CPU down From 52C+ to about 42C on full load (thats with the RPMs clocked.) Has a range of 2198 RPMs to 5720 RPMs. from about 3000- its a low hum.

Cons: Ever ride on a 747, well it sounds about like that at max speed. you'll only ever really need that for when your overclocking or working your processor hard. Also this isn't a petting zoo. Don't touch the fan when its running fast, it will HURT. I'm sure you read the posts about that and i don't doubt it.

Other Thoughts: its still audible at 3000 RPMs but its less than half of the full speed. I think im going to invest in some sound dampening foam that will probably cure any noise problems with this or any other fans in my case.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/24/2006 10:53:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsSuper Cool

Pros: Great cooler! Keeps my idle 3700+ at 36C. Comes with two fan speed controllers.

Cons: If you have it set on full speed it sounds like a jet engine. No joke.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/20/2006 8:46:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsNot TOO Too Shabby

Pros: This thing moves air...when it's clean. It definitely will keep your CPU cool...until it gets dirty.

Cons: As you can guess from my Pros remarks, this thing needs to be cleaned regularly. I just bought this from someone who's had it for over 2 years. It was filthy. If you'll notice, some of the fan mount covers part of the copper heat sink on the top up. As the fan pulls air away and up, dust builds up inbetween the fins and between the mount and heatsink fins. Obviously, this obstruction is not condusive to airflow.
Um, and it's a bit loud for my taste but tolerable.

Other Thoughts: Despite the dust build up, it took me about 20 minutes to remove it, disassemble it, clean it, reassemble it, and put it back. Assembly/Disassembly was straight forward and intuitive so shouldn't be a big deal for anyone that can pick up a philips head screw driver...I think. Anyways, I gave this a four due to the design of it and the ease of dust build up in these corners. Otherwise, the price is right and after a thorough cleaning, it's like new even after two year's use.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/19/2006 7:35:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent cooler.

Pros: More than half of kilo of copper with a 6000RPM fan on top if it? You can't beat that, at this price at least. It comes with both front fan controller bay (3.5-inch Drive Bay) and a back one (PCI/PCIe slot). Fan is super silent at lowest setting (2000RPM) which still offers better colling performance than similar heatsink/fan combos, and is very loud at the highest setting (5800-6000RPM) at which it has no rivals. (In this price-range)

Cons: No cons. I've owned many other Thermaltake coolers (Volcano 11, Volcano 12, TR2 M2) and they simply offer great performance at a very low cost. (comparatively)

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  • Johnathan M.
  • 12/7/2006 1:27:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect product

Pros: Keeps case cool even with lowest fan setting. comes with pci and 3.5" fan comtrollers.

Cons: not very loud, but on highest setting it only lowers temps around 3-4 C which is good if your near 50 C or higher.

Other Thoughts: sort of heavy, but is good for overclocking.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/29/2006 8:06:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Fan Ever Purchased

Pros: Fast Speed Up To 5,6xxrpm registered by Bios, Large heatsink, Larg fan, Quite at low rpms, and quite even at 3,xxxrpms.

Cons: Gets loud at top rpm but who cares?

Other Thoughts: My CPU hasn't pass the 29c degree mark, case is like 30c to 31c degress. I've tested it at low RPMs and High leaving it on for about 4 days straight, No overheating problems at all. Works like it was determined to keep the CPU at less than 30

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/13/2006 8:38:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWatch out for FingerChopper!

Pros: Very, very good cooling. Runs at 38c on my 3500+ cpu, and that's with the fan speed idled way down for quiet, and all the case fans idled down to a stop. Under load, it never goes over 50c...

Cons: Very heavy. Actually heavier than is recommended for the socket, but I haven't had any problem in two years. Plus the fan has no guard, so be prepared to make sure everything is well clear of the FingerChopper.

Other Thoughts: It sounds like a jet engine taking off when I play games, unzip large files, etc, as the thermal sensor speeds the fan way up under load.

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  • gregory c.
  • 11/10/2006 12:12:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsStrong but also loud

Pros: This is a high quality, pure copper heatsink alongside a strong fan.
The fan is going to be loud on max speed and it also is not the very best fan on the market. A tornado 80mm fan will probably save 1-3C more but it is 20% louder also!

I have used this on 3 chips, I had an amd 3000 venice @2.65 load temps of mid 40s, an amd 3200 venice retail @2.83 @46c
and now my opteron dualie @2.75 loads on 45c with both cores.

This is a really good value at around $xx and will help you to keep your CPUs cool when you are overclocking. Is it the very best? Probably not quite, but it is foolish for most people to spend $xx more to save literally 1C.

Cons: Loud on max fan speed
Is fairly large but not a monster.

Other Thoughts: Best bang for the buck when OCing!

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