FSP Windale 4 11

FSP Windale 4 Review

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The Windale 4 from FSP comes in a box that measures in at roughly 12.4 cm long, 11.1 cm wide, and 19.0 cm tall. On the front is an image of the cooler with a shot of the heatpipes, which form the base and make direct contact with the CPU. AM4 support is also mentioned on the front, so Ryzen users will be happy to know that it's ready to go out of box for those systems. The left side details a few features and has a graph showing the cooler's cooling performance at various TDP levels. Finally, there's the back which goes into detail on the cooler's specifications, supported sockets, and more.

A black and gray image showing the heatsink and fan can be found on the right side. Otherwise, there's little else to be seen here. The top just has the 180 watt TDP and FSP website URL listed. Nothing else to be seen, and sadly, there's no warranty information on the box either.


The FSP Windale 4 is packed inside a rather small cardboard box with some foam on the top and bottom for protection. While not the best packaging I have seen, it is far above average - good job, FSP! The peace of mind of knowing that what you have bought will arrive safely is often overlooked by many companies.

The Windale 4 supports and comes with everything necessary for modern sockets. A few extras are even included. While FSP could have stuck with just four rubber fan holders, they instead included eight. That allows for a dual-fan configuration to be used or gives you an extra set down the line should the rubber fan mounts break, which is a nice touch.

Common parts supplied for mounting include:
  • 8x Rubber fan mounts
  • 4x Backplate screws
  • 4x LGA2011 screw pillars
  • 4x Black screw pillars
  • 4x Nuts
  • 2x Crossbar screws
  • 2x AMD mounting arms
  • 2x Intel mounting arms
  • 1x Crossbar
  • 1x Backplate
  • 1x Packet of thermal grease
  • 1x Instruction book
  • 1x 120 mm fan
  • 1x Heatsink
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