XIGMATEK 055 Cooler Review 3

XIGMATEK 055 Cooler Review

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I would like to thank XIGMATEK for supplying us with this review sample.

XIGMATEK is relatively new when it comes to the cooler business and many of you may have never heard of them till this review. This is because they are mainly dealing in the OEM market at the moment, so it might not be an easy task to find a XIGMATEK cooler. However, XIGMATEK was nice enough to find us and send a sample of one of their coolers for review purposes. Hopefully soon, XIGMATEK will hit the retail market...

  • Inbalance arrangement of heat pipe result in perfect heat dissipation
  • Easy & friendly clip design
  • Rubber suspension used
  • PWM-control fan
  • Eight heat pipes solution
  • Brilliant Smart Fan: PWM + Thermal-control fan (Optional)


Model NameXCAI-055AC9025
Compatibility Intel

Intel® LGA775 (SocketT) Processor
Intel® Core™2 Extreme processor (Conroe) Intel® Core™2 Duo processor (Conroe) Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition Intel® Pentium® D Intel® Pentium® 4 Intel® Celeron® D

Intel® S478 Processor
Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition Intel® Pentium® 4 Intel® Pentium® Celeron

Compatibility AMD

AMD Socket940 Processor
Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processor, AMD Opteron™ Processor, AMD Athlon™ 64 FX Processor

AMD Socket939 Processor
Dual-Core AMD Opteron™ Processor AMD Opteron™ Processor AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor AMD Athlon™ 64 FX Processor AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual-Core

AMD Socket754 Processor
AMD Athlon™ 64 Proessor AMD Sempron™ Processor

Fan Dimensions92 x 92 x 25mm
Cooler Dimensions 100(L) x 60(W) x 133(H) mm
Fan Speed2000 ~ 2500rpm (±10%)
Fan Noise Level28 ~ 35dBA
Air Flow36 ~ 48.1CFM

  • 055 Cooler/Fan
  • S940/S939/S754 Bracket
  • SocketT (775)/S478 Bracket
  • Mounting Screws
  • Thermal Paste
When I received the cooler, it wasn't out for end-users yet. I didn't received an instruction booklet, nor did it come in a nice fancy box. The cooler was literally made before it was sent out to me and was one of the first units to be made. One thing I noticed right away with this however, was that there was no protective film on the base of the cooler. Well, without one, the base got a little scratched up - more so than I would like to accept. I spoke to the nice people at Xigimatek, and apparently, their engineers tested the cooler before sending it out and "forgot" to to put the film back on for shipping. So either the cooler was scratched during packing/shipping, or they were rough with it during their testing.

Hopefully this won't affect the performance too much. The scratches are not deep, just minor ones. That out of the way, let's get to the fun stuff!
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