Joined on 11/12/04
Works, keeps CPU cool even in compact case
Comments: Strangely enough, one of the support legs was busted in mine too, but I had to saw that off to get it to fit in a compact case (11-129-146), so it didn't matter. The aluminum base was slightly scratched, but fortunately not where the CPU touches. I use a P4 2.4GHz 800FSB HT. Under full CPU load in the Antac Aria casing, max temp was 52F with the medium setting (fan at 2500rpm). Things are pretty tight in there, and the cable routing is hardly optimized, so I guess this fan works pretty well. I too used Arctic Silver thermal compound. Don't get it on too thick, a thin layer will do.
Works with nVidia 3D in OpenGL
Pros: Supports quad buffer stereo using nVidia 3D emitter and glasses. Supports Quadro specific GL extensions. Great performance
Cons: Price. Since nVidia dominates the high-end market, this isn't likely to go down.
Overall Review: We got it primarily to support a 3D stereo application written in OpenGL that had to run using 3D vision. It cost less and was faster than rewriting the app in DirectX.
Pros: Physically hardened. Went through a complete high-temp wash/dry cycle and the only thing lost was surface dirt. *Fully compatible* with Win 7. Works with Linux.
Overall Review: The previous reviewer either had a misconfigured Win 7 platform, or doesn't know how to use it. I had no problems getting it to run with Win 7.