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Spire TME III CPU Cooler

Posted August 1, 2012 by Kenny in Cooling







Total Score


Price at time of Review: $65


Great cooling performance; Good build quality; PWM fans included; Quiet


Tricky AMD installation; AMD performance satisfactory; No Y-splitter for PWM fans;
Great overall cooler that allows overclocking and won't break the bank.
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Specifications and Package


According to Spire, here are the technical specifications:

  • Five (5) 8mm all copper U-shaped sinter-powder heat-pipes
  • Solid copper base in direct contact with all of the processor area
  • Straight lined heat-pipes allowing air to easily pass through
  • Stamped aluminum wide fins for best surface rate
  • Dimpled surface fin for increased heat transfer rate
  • All black-Nickel coated heat-pipes to preserve killer looks from oxidation
  • Two (2pcs) 120mm BlackStar 7 blade DC fan included
  • High Quality, Long MTBF precision Nano – Bearing
  • Supports AM2/AM3 socket 939/940/ 775/1155/1156 & 1366
  • Best cooling performance on hot CPU’s up to TDP 150W
  • PWM fan speed control, 4 PIN PWM (2510) Mainboard Connector

The TME III Cooler is compatible with the latest ATX boards based on the Intel and AMD Micro-processors sockets 775/1155/1156/1366 for Intel and AM2/AM3/940/939 for AMD (not G34 compatible).

Product Includes :
TME III Heat-sink, Two (2) 12cm BlackStar 7 blades DC Fans, 8 Anti-Vibe rubber fan mounts, BlueFrost thermal interface compound, Intel universal mounting set, AMD universal mounting set, Motherboard back-plate, User installation manual, Warranty registration card.

Looking into more detailed specifications: 

Heat sink : 131×70×152 mm (l × w × h)
12VDC Fan : 120×120×25 mm
Material Al+Cu
Heatpipe Five (5) 8mm all copper U-shaped direct
Bearing Nano Bearing
Rated speed
Cooler : 600~1800 rpm RPM +/-10%
Only Fan : 600~1800 rpm RPM +/-10%
Rated power 2.16 W
Rated Voltage 12 V
Noise level 10~22 dBA
Air flow 74.63 CFM Max.
Current 0.18 A
Connector 4 PIN PWM (2510)
Application Intel Core i3
Intel Core i5
Intel Core i7 Cooler
Intel LGA 2011
Intel LGA775 (Prescott)
AMD Althlon X2 (AM2/AM2+)
AMD Athlon 64 FX-74 (K8)
AMD Phenom (AM2/AM2+)
AMD Phenom II (AM2/AM3)
AMD Sempron (K8)
TDP 150 W
Thermal resistance 0.091 oC/W
Thermal paste BlueFrost – SP802 blue grease(Injection Tube,0.5g)
Static Pressure 2.86 mmH2O
Life hours 70000H
Operating Temperature -10~70 oC
Storage Temperature -40~70 oC
Warranty 5 years
Packaging type Color Box
Package includes 2x FANS / 1x clip mounting-set / SP-802 grease / Installation manual / Warranty card
N.W 0.822 KG
G.W 1.3 KG
Features Two (2) 120mm BlackStar 7 blade fan design High Quality,Long MTBF Nano precision bearing Anti-Vibe universal rubber fan mountings (crews), Supports AM2/AM3 socket 939/940/ 775/1156 & 1366 Intel Core i7 Extreme 150W


As we look into the package, Spire has used a box that is simple and not cluttered looking. The additional handle at the top of the packaging makes it simple to carry. The front of the box uses a plastic window to show the cooling fan with Spire’s Logo. The side of the package displays the product details at a glance.

Here we see the usual suspects of mounting hardware included with the cooler. As you can see they have labeled each baggy properly for each mounting solution. They also provided extension cables for the PWM fans that are included with this cooler.

Now let’s take a closer look at what this Spire Cooler has to offer.

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