Scythe Samurai Z

Scythe Samurai Z

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Introduction

I would like to thank Scythe for supplying the tested cooler.

Model NameSCSMZ-1000
Compatibility IntelCeleron (socket 478) all speeds
Pentium 4 (socket 478) all speeds
LGA775 (socket 775) all speeds
Compatibility AMDSempron (socket 754) all speeds
Athlon 64 (socket 754) all speeds
Athlon 64FX (socket 754) all speeds
Opteron (socket 939) all speeds
Opteron (socket 940) all speeds
Fan Dimensions92 x 92 x 25mm
Combined Dimensions128 x 85 x 98mm
Fan Speed2000rpm (±10%)
Fan Noise Level23.5 dBA
Air Flow32.4 CFM
Weight360g
Bearing TypeSleeve Bearing


Packaging



Box contents:
  • CPU Cooler
  • Mounting clips for Socket 775
  • Mounting clips for Socket 754, 939, 940
  • Mounting clips for Socket 478
  • Thermal grease
  • Instruction manual



The cooler's base plate is protected by a plastic foil which is easily removed. However, I found that a bit of the adhesive glue remained on the cooler's base. This should not affect cooling performance.


The contact area of the heatsink base is super flat, you can barely make out scratches or other imperfections. I cleaned the heatsink base using Arctic Silver ArctiClean. As you can see the surface improves a little bit.
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