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Introduction

The HE02 is a CPU cooler from SilverStone that has a tower heatsink, six heatpipes, and can be used in passive mode, i.e., without any fan. Let’s test it and see if it really works well without a fan.

According to the manufacturer, the HE02 can dissipate up to 95 W with no fan at all, 130 W with a case fan near the cooler, and more than 150 W with a 120 mm fan attached to the heatsink.

The HE02 comes in a brown cardboard box, as seen in Figure 1.

SilverStone HE02Figure 1: Package

Figure 2 shows the contents of the box: heatsink, a small tube of thermal compound, manual, fan holders, and installation hardware. The HE02 comes with no fan.

SilverStone HE02Figure 2: Accessories

Figure 3 displays the SilverStone HE02.

SilverStone HE02Figure 3: The SilverStone HE02

This cooler is discussed in detail in the following pages.

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.