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Cho Liang CB0307Z17 P4 Heatsink Review
Cho Liang CB0307Z17 P4 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: This heatsink performed pretty well on the socket 370/socket A test platform so chances are good that we could see equally good performance on the P4 test die.

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Cho Liang   Cooling / Heatsinks   Jul 24, 2002   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Acoustic Test Results

Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

The fan used here is made by PowerLogic and is pretty quiet, but not low noise. Chances are that a standard case powersupply will drown out the noise however. To hear this heatsink for yourself, click on the little headphones below and download the MP3 file of the cooler in operation.

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-CB0094-1A 49.8 dB
Cho-Liang CL-CB00881 50.2 dB
Taisol CEP426151A 50.7 dB
ChoLiang CB0307Z17 52.9 dB
Dynatron DC1207BMW 53.0 dB
Swiftech MCX4000 53.6 dB
Dynatron DC1206BMV 55.1 dB
ChoLiang CB0309Z17 55.7 dB
AVC 117140 56.1 dB
NengTyi NW6700 58.0 dB
Coolermaster IHC-H71 64.4 dB louder

The Omega HHSL1 sound meter measured a sound level of about 53 dB with this heatsink and that is pretty decent. While anything under the 50dB range is really good, 53dB is still pretty tolerable. It's when you get into the 60+dB range that heatsinks can really drive you insane with noise!



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Table of Contents:

 1:  Cho Liang CB0307Z17 P4 Heatsink Review
 2:  Checking out the heatsink from all sides
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4: — Acoustic Test Results
 5:  Synthetic Thermal Test Results

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