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FSP Windale 4 Review

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From the FSP website:
FSP Group is one of the global leading power supply manufacturer. Since its establishment in 1993, FSP Group has followed the management conception "service, profession, and innovation" to continuously fulfill its responsibilities as a green energy resolution supplier. With the combination of its leading role in power supply technology and the cultivation of green energy field, FSP Group now provides more competitive quality products and makes itself the most reliable partner for customers, consumers, and suppliers with joint creation of maximized values.

Under the continuous R&D in advanced technology and positioning in ultra-high efficiency, optimal product life, and development of alternative energy, FSP Group will introduce long- term accumulated power supply technology to more application fields to cover innovative products in ICT, consumer electronics, industrial, lighting, medical, and alternative energy.

FSP Group in pursuit of the vision of sustainable development builds its international green brand image to convey 3S (Safe, Stable, Saving) concept and to fulfill its corporate social responsibilities.

FSP is an oldtimer in the PC market. Having been offering power supplies, industrial and medical systems, TVs, etc., since 1993, they now also provide power supplies for many more vendors, with a great number of them being OEM systems. However, as with any business, FSP is not complacent as they have even expanded into power banks, uninterruptible power supplies, computer cases, and system cooling.

The first cooler FSP released that I tested was the Windale 6. In today's review, I look at the Windale 4. It's the smaller sibling that is no nonsense or fluff. It's a single tower design with four direct-touch heatpipes. You won't find any fancy LEDs or other gimmicks here. Instead, FSP is offering a no-frills CPU cooler. Before taking a closer look at the unit itself, here are its specifications:

Model:Windale 4 (AC401)
Socket Support:Intel: LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA2011
AMD: AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+
Heatsink:Material: Aluminum (fins)
Copper (heatpipes & base)
Dimensions: 122 mm x 83 mm x 158 mm
Heatpipes: Ø6 mm - 4pcs
Weight: 620 g
Fans:Model: CF12P02
Dimensions: 120 mm x 120 mm x 24 mm
Fan Speed: 1000 - 1600 RPM (PWM)
Fan Airflow: 60 CFM
Fan Noise: 32 dBA
Features:4 Direct contact heatpipes
Solder-less louver fin assembly
Anti-vibration rubber
Universal mounting bracket with AM4 support
Warranty:One year
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