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Scythe Katana CPU Cooler 92mm CPU Cooler

  • 2000 ±10% RPM
  • 35.12 CFM
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Model

Brand
Scythe
Model
Katana CPU Cooler

Spec

Type
Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size
92mm
Compatibility
Intel:
Socket 370 all speeds
Socket 478 all speeds
Socket 775 (LGA775) all speeds
AMD:
Socket 462 all speeds
Socket 754 all speeds
Socket 939 all speeds
Socket 940 all speeds
RPM
2000 ±10% RPM
Air Flow
35.12 CFM
Noise Level
25.0 dBA
Power Connector
3 Pin
Color
Black

Physical Spec

Fan Dimensions
92 x 92 x 25mm
Heatsink Dimensions
98 x 96 x 130mm

Features

Features
Super Light Weight & Compact Heatpipe CPU Cooler
Universal Socket Compatibility
Low-Noise 92mm Fan
Cooling the Mainboard Components
4-Way Mountable Design to Optimize the Cooling
Value for Money Low-Noise & High-Performance CPU Cooler

Package Contents

Package Contents
CPU Cooler
Clips
Backplates

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jeff L.
  • 11/17/2006 12:26:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsCan't Cool Pentium D 840 #2

Pros: Quiet

Cons: This is an update to my other review.

Although Scythe's product page claims that it is Pentium D compatible, the unit I've got (it might be a dud) cannot handle the max load of 130W. It does perform well, 45C at idle and only gets up to 55C at 50% CPU load with case temps of 27C.

You can check your CPU's wattage at Intel's website. Some Pentium D CPUs only require 95W heat dissipation.

I've tested this Katana with and without fans, with low and high speed fans, in several positions (in case of bad wicking), and with several thermal compounds. I also had to lap the thing so it would make proper contact with the CPU.

Other Thoughts: If anyone tests this with a Pentium D 840, at 100% CPU load, at 130-135W thermal load, please post the results. I'm curious as to whether my results are typical.

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  • Jeff L.
  • 11/7/2006 3:45:44 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsKatana Can't Cool Pentium-D 840 with stock fan

Pros: Quiet

Cons: Cannot cool a Pentium-D 840 Dual Core running at 100% to below 70C with the 3-pin fan it comes with.

You may need to have an extra fan blowing on the motherboard to cool the voltage components.

Other Thoughts: There is another version of this heatsink that is specifically designed for socket 775 and comes with a higher speed 4-pin fan.

That is the one you should use for Intel motherboards, however, you'll still likely need another fan to cool the voltage components on the motherboard.

The combined noise level of the two fans kind of narrows the noise gap between the stock cooler and the Katana high speed, with an extra mobo fan combo, but you can usually find a stock cooler for $6-10 vs. $25 for the Katana, $8 for the higher speed fan, and another $5-10 for the extra motherboard fan.

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  • Robert L.
  • 10/17/2006 12:03:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsMotherboard Beware!

Pros: Excellent cooling for the price

Cons: Using the 775 adapter requires you to peel off the paper backing on the motherboard side and stick the adapter to the motherboard. When I decided to try another cooler the adapter wouldn't come off and after gently heating it with a hair dryer as I removed the adapter it took some of the motherboard traces with it. Now my new motherboard is trash

Other Thoughts: I think Scythe should redesign their adapters

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  • Mary C.
  • 9/17/2006 8:25:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI'm happy with it.

Pros: Low noise and large.

Cons: Cooling fins get in the way of some cables if your case is rather full. Mounting can be a challenge too if you are short on space.

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  • Vladimir B.
  • 6/11/2006 7:46:29 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsSocket A users - beware

Pros: cheap? might work with systems other than mine.

Cons: Terrible mounting for socket A, needs a wide case

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my aging Socket A Athlon XP system, hoping to get it a bit quieter. It is one of the few current coolers that still ships with a socket a mount. That was an adventure. In order to slide the bracket into the heatsink, the fins had to be bent. OK, no big deal...Then, i realized how difficult it was going to be to install it. The unit is so big that it leaves no room to maneuver to slide the socket A spring on. I was usually able to get one side hooked, and getting the other was nearly impossible. Once I got it mounted, I noticed that it was a little loose on the CPU. And my machine wouldn't get past POST. And this was with the "Correct" direction of bracket. So I reversed the bracket to make it work in the incorrect direction, eventually got it mounted, and the pc booted, but the temperatures were higher than with a 4-year old heatsink. Obviously, this one wasn't making good contact with the CPU. In my HTPC system, it wouldn't fit in the slim case.

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  • Christopher A.
  • 5/21/2006 2:43:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty Good

Pros: Keeps my 939 athlon 64 3500+ running at a reasonable 36-38C idle and 46-48C at full load. Very quiet. It is usually pretty hot @ my house. At my friend's apt. it idled 30-32, and 40 at full load. Looks cool in my case. I use the computer for music apps (composing, mixing, etc.), media, and the occasional game.

Cons: Because of my case/power supply configuration, having the fan blow air upward caused an increase in temp(even though i have an exhaust fan on the top of the case).

Other Thoughts: Biostar N4SLI-A9
AMD 939 Athlon 64 3500+ Venice
Rosewill 2GB DDR400 PC3200 (2x1GB Dual Channel)
MSI 6600 LE
Western Digital 250 GB
Pioneer DVR-110D DVD Burner
super cheap off-brand case w/600W PS that is noisier than all the rest of the computer

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/17/2006 7:56:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggsnice

Pros: Very effective:
30 deg.C on a Prescott core Celeron

Cons: kind of awkward if you have a small case

Installation on socket 478 is a PAIN

Other Thoughts: Very good for the money, I would buy again no question

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/8/2006 7:59:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsperfect

Pros: Effective cooling, comes with a nice 92mm fan and a number of adaptive brackets, very light and well made.

Cons: the way it leans is good for avoiding heigh problems, but keeps me from setting it up right next to my case exhaust fan. This is particular to my setup, as I removed the included fan. If you use the included fan (clips on) then the angle won't matter at all.

Other Thoughts: solid performer. I took the included fan off and simply have it about four inches from my 120mm case exhaust fan. Eventually, I will build a hood so the fan draws all its air through the katana and I can drop the fan speed. As it is, however, I cannot overheat my AthlonXP 3000+ with this setup (ambient temps ~70F).

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/19/2006 8:32:09 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsCool and Lightweight

Pros: Idle temps for Pentium D 830 is at 32 deg Celsius in Antec P180 (stock fans, high) with Arctic Silver 5. The Katana is lighter and quieter solution than the Intel stock cooler at a great price. The Katana does a great job of keeping the temps reasonable. Performance exceeded my expectations. Definitely an ace for those not looking for a heavy cooler. (i.e.: Scythe Ninja, Thermalright XP90C, Thermaltake Sonic Tower, etc...)

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Tip: Do not remove the protective film from the adhesive side of the supplied back-plate. It will be difficult to remove at a later time if you intend to switch to a different CPU cooler.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/12/2006 1:12:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLots of parts

Pros: Adequate cooling
Light weight

Cons: Some assembly required
Not very suitable for socket A/462

Other Thoughts: The mounting apparatus for socket 754 is somewhat complicated.
The mounting bracket for socket A/462 looks inadequate.

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