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GlacialTech Igloo 2400 Heatsink Review
GlacialTech Igloo 2400 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: GlacialTech manufacture inexpensive OEM class heatsinks of a fairly standard design, although they add a few things to make them stand out on the shelf.

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Glacialtech   Cooling / Heatsinks   Aug 19, 2002   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Acoustic Test Results

Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

The fan on the Igloo 2400 is nothing really amazing in terms of performance or noise production which is good I suppose. To hear for yourself what this heatsink actually sounds like, just click on the headphones and listen 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
Coolermaster HHC-L61 42.2 dB quiet
Coolermaster HSC-V62 43.7 dB
Spire 5F263 44.5 dB
JMC Prducts 400023 46.6 dB
Zalman All Flower HSF 47.4/28.9 dB
Taisol CGK760092 48.4 dB
GlacialTech Igloo 2310 49.4 dB
Cho-Liang CB0307U-17 49.5 dB
Arkua 628 50.7 dB
Noisecontrol Silverado 50.8 dB
NengTyi XPC5000 52.4 dB
Spire 5T235 52.5 dB
Ajigo MF014021 52.8 dB
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 53.0 dB
Ajigo SF017011 53.6 dB
GlacialTech Igloo 2400 53.9 dB
Tocools Crown 54.5 dB
Cybercooler P5750 55.4 dB
Sibak AT01515B 55.8 dB
Sibak AE01625B 58.2 dB
Sibak AC02625B 59.7 dB
Coolermaster HHC-001 59.9 dB
Sibak AC06725TH 62.4 dB
Dynatron DY1206BH-625 63.3 dB
Dynatron DC1206BMP 65.1 dB louder

As far as socket heatsinks go, the Igloo 2400 is middle of the road, but leaning towards the louder side fo things. Chances are good that videocards, or even the computers powersupply will produce more than the 53.9 dB we measured in a real world test of this heatsink in operation.



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Table of Contents:

 1:  GlacialTech Igloo 2400 Heatsink Review
 2:  Close up look at the heatsink
 3:  New Heatsink Test Parameters
 4: — Acoustic Test Results
 5:  Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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