Thermolab Baram CPU Cooler Review

👤by Sahil Mannick Comments 📅08-09-09
Product on Review: Thermolab Baram CPU cooler
Manufacturer and Sponsor: Thermolab Co. Ltd.
MSRP: Not Specified
Street Price: 32.99

Thermolab is probably not a name you have heard before amongst the plethora of high end brands such as Noctua, Thermalright, Zalman, Coolermaster etc dominating the cooling market. But Thermolab is no stranger to effective cooling and have been in the business long enough to know the ins and out of how to make a good cooling solution. The reason you may not have heard of them is probably due to the way they operate. In the past years since they were set up, they have strived to create the best possible cooling designs with many patents safeguarding their unique ideas. It has only been in the last year that they decided to put those hours of research into releasing the Baram, which we will be looking at today.

If you have looked at the previous CoolIT Domino A.L.C review, then you will already know what the Baram has in store for us. For those who haven't, stay tuned for quite a surprise. Thermolab have gone for a fairly typical heatsink tower design but they have subtle unique touches that effectively puts it in the high end air cooling league, not an easy feat by any means. Baram in Korean means "air flow" so the product is evidently geared towards that.

First a little bit of on Thermolab's history:


August Released AM2, AM2+ Clip Set for Nano Silencer
March Released slim cooler for Micro Silencer- socket775 (Height 59mm, Weight 276g)
March Released slim cooler for Nano Silencer- socket775 (Height 39mm , Weight 214g)


June Patent application: Heat pipe test equipment
June Patent application: Heat exchanger
June Patent application: Heat pipe heat sink and its manufacturing method
May Create manufacturing infrastructure for heat pipe heat sink and extruded heat sink
May Thermal product: Released high performance thermal grease TL5-H(8W/mK)
April Thermal test equipment: Released automatic test equipment for heat sink thermal resistance TLS-M
January Thermal Design : UMPC Thermal Solution


November Thermal design: low noise cooling module for special equipment
August Thermal design: low noise thermal solution and cooling module for home server
July Patent application: Developed safe operation method of temperature sensor for spring cooler
June Thermal design: Improvement of air current and cooling module for VOIP server
February Thermal design: Developed heat collection plate of heat pipes for automatic spreading fire extinguishers
January Patent application: Automatic temperature controller and its method


December Patent application: Cooling device inbedded print circuit board and its manufacturing method
December Patent application: Heat pipe structure equipped with Louver Fin
December Selected as Gyunggi internet trade frontier enterprise
September Developed and delivered cooler heat resistance test equipment for PC
June Thermal design: Cooling module of compressed air for oxygen generator
June Thermal design: Fanless solution for built-in PC
May Registered factory
April Thermal design: Developed cooling module of power LED for projection TV
April Selected as an Industry Family (By Gyunggi Small & Medium Business Supporting Center)
March Changed over to a corporation body as ThermoLab Co., Ltd.


September Developed high efficient Louver Fin heat pipe cooler
September Thermal design: Fanless solution for IP TV
April Developed water cooling set for PC March Developed air cooling cooler equipped with micro heat pipe of 1.8 phi.
March Established ThermoLab(Private company)


October Registered patent: Reciprocate pump without take-in & exhaust valve and heat exchanger equipped with it
October Registered patent: Slim type heat exchanger
September Completed development of DC pump using power device for PC.

Thermolab are based in South Korea and judging from their history, they have had a lot of success through innovation in the past. Let's see how this translates into real world performance!

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