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Cho Liang CB00881 Socket 478 Heatsink Review
Cho Liang CB00881 Socket 478 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: I'm not sure if red is such a great colour for a heatsink, but the red (hot) CLCB00881 is stuck with it for better or worse.

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Cho Liang   Cooling / Heatsinks   Mar 27, 2002   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Test Results - Acoustic Measurements / Thermal Results

Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

The PowerLogic fan used here is not one of the quieter ones on the market and consequently the CLCB00881 produced about 50 dB of noise in our real world test. Of course, you can actually hear what this heatsink sounds like by clicking on the headphones and listening to the MP3 recording.

FrostyTech Acoustic Sampling Chamber

Listen to this Heatsink now.
Standard Waveform view of a 10 second recording. Click on the headphones to listen to an MP3 recording of this heatsink in operation.

Sound Level Measurements:

Listening to the actual noise a heatsink makes allows you to hear what pure numbers alone cannot get across. To further emphasize FrostyTech's reliance on cold hard facts when evaluating a heatsink, we also take Decibel readings with a sound level meter. These results may be higher than the manufacturer's listed specs, but then again these are real world measurements.

FrostyTech Sound Level Results
- Manufacturer Model Noise Level Scale
Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 47.4/28.9 dB quiet
Intel Socket 478 42.5 dB
Cho-Liang CL-CB00881 50.2 dB
AVC 117140 56.1 dB louder

Noise levels are higher than the stock Intel heatsink and will be pretty noticeable. The human hear has a hard time discerning noises where there is less than 3 dB of difference. In this case the CLCB00881 is roughly 8dB louder.

Synthetic Temperature Test Results: *Ranked according to 100W interface die test results.

FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Test Platform Results
Mfg. Model Ambient Temp. 27mm large copper block 27mm large copper block Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip force
50W 100W
1 AVC 117140 22.6 37.8 50.4 none 1 med med
2 Arkua 8568 22.4 37.8 51.7 none 1 med med
3 Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 23.1 40.3 57.4 none 1 low easy
4 Vantec GSN-7025 22.5 41.7 58.5 none 1 med med
5 Chauh Choung DTA-478 22.4 42.1 59.0 carbon 1 low med
6 Intel Socket 478 22.4 41.8 59.8 carbon 1 low med
7 Titan TTC-MT3AB 22.8 41.5 61.2 none 2 loud stiff
8 Dynatron DC1206BM-S 22.4 43.2 62.0 none 1 med med
9 AVC 117160 22.4 42.7 62.2 white pad 1 med med
10 Cho-Liang CL-CB00881 23.6 41.2 65.0
11 Vantec GSN-7015 22.4 47.5 69.0 none 1 loud stiff
50W 100W

Initial temperature results indicate that the Cho-Liang CLCB00881 is not about to be an improvement over the stock Intel socket 478 cooling solution. It is not really that surprising given that this heatsink is lighter than the Intel version, and would appear to have less cooling surface area too.

Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 27mm large copper block

50W

100W

1 AVC 117140 15.2 27.8
2 Arkua 8568 15.4 29.3
3 Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 17.2 34.3
4 Vantec GSN-7025 19.2 36.0
5 chauh Choung DTA-478 19.7 36.6
6 Intel Socket 478 19.4 37.4
7 Titan TTC-MT3AB 18.7 38.4
8 Dynatron DC1206BM-S 20.8 39.6
9 AVC 117160 20.3 39.8
10 Cho-Liang CL-CB00881 18.2 41.4
11 Vantec GSN-7105 25.1 46.6

50W

100W

The final rise above ambient temperatures place this heatsink close to that of the AVC 117160 and Dynatron DC1206BMS heatsinks. Unfortunately the Cho-Liang offers no real improvement over the default standard heatsink ship in their retail boxes.

Knowing that there would not really be any reason to switch to this heatsink if you were already in possesion of the stock Intel socket 478 heatsink. The colour is nice, and the clipping mechanism is really user friendly, but that doesn't go far enough to making this a worthwhile "upgrade".



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Table of Contents:

 1:  Cho Liang CB00881 Socket 478 Heatsink Review
 2:  Close up look at the heatsink
 3:  New Heatsink Test Parameters
 4: — Test Results - Acoustic Measurements / Thermal Results

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