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Vantec VP4C7040 Copper Core P4 Heatsink Review
Vantec VP4C7040 Copper Core P4 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: Traditional brushless DC fans cause a dead spot directly under the fan motor where air doesn't circulate very well.

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Vantec   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 06, 2002   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Acoustic Test Results

Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

The waveform image we captured tells the story; the TMD fans are not too loud to use, but they are not silent either. To listen to this heatsink for yourself just click on the headphones and download the MP3 recording.

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

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
Verax P16 quiet
Zalman CNPS6500B-AlCu 47.4/28.9 dB
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
Globalwin VA476 54.2 dB
Dynatron DC1206BMV 55.1 dB
Vantec VP4C7040 55.6 dB
ChoLiang CB0309Z17 55.7 dB
AVC 117140 56.1 dB
NengTyi NW6700 58.0 dB
Coolermaster IHC-H71 64.4 dB louder

When we bring out the sound meter and measure the noise the Vantec VP4C7040 comes in on the louder side of Pentium 4 heatsinks we have tested.



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Table of Contents:

 1:  Vantec VP4C7040 Copper Core P4 Heatsink Review
 2:  Close up look at the heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4: — Acoustic Test Results
 5:  Synthetic Thermal Test Results

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