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Tocools A1M Socket A Heatsink Review
Tocools A1M Socket A Heatsink Review
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Abstract: A few months ago we introduced you all to a new Korean heatsink manufacturer by the name of Tocools.

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Tocools   Cooling / Heatsinks   Apr 18, 2002   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Acoustic Test Results

Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

The Nidec fan is actually pretty quiet in operation and not as loud as the waveform here seems to make it. Measured in at just 48.4dB the 80mm BetaSL fan would be a great replacement by itself for a noisy power supply of intake fan. In any event, the Tocools A1M is not very loud, and doesn't have a high pitch to it so chances are that it will for the most part get drowned out by the rest of the computer. To hear this heatsink for yourself, click on the small pair of headphones just below and download the MP3 file of the heatsink 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
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
Tocools A1M 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
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 53.0 dB
Ajigo SF017011 53.6 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

We're always happy to see heatsinks with measured sound levels under the 50 dB mark and the Tocools A1M comes in at 48.4dB. That can still be a pretty noisy cooler depending on the pitch and frequency of the sound, but in general heatsinks in this region do not standout.



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Table of Contents:

 1:  Tocools A1M Socket A 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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