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Spire SP411C5 QuieTude II Heatsink Review
Spire SP411C5 QuieTude II Heatsink Review
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Abstract: At 300RPM the SP411C5 is good in the noise department, but at higher temperatures it can get somewhat loud.

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Spire   Cooling / Heatsinks   Sep 01, 2003   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Final Temperature Results

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
Thermalright (high) SLK-900U 20.0 31.6 40.5 none 1 very loud easy
JMC 401100 19.5 35.1 47.4 grey 1 med easy
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu 21.0 35.1 48.7 none 1 low easy
Taisol CCP445172 20.2 37.7 50.9 none 1 med easy
AVC 117140 22.6 37.8 50.4 none 1 med med
Coolermaster IHC-H71 23.0 37.0 51.1 none 1 loud stiff
Arkua 8568 22.4 37.8 51.7 none 1 med med
JMC 400124 19.5 36.6 52.1 none 1 med-low easy
Thermal Integration (high) TI-V7035TN 20.2 38.3 52.9 none 1 very loud easy
Dynatron DC1206BMY 19.5 38.1 53.1 none 1 med easy
Dynatron DC1207BMX 20.9 38.1 53.3 none 1 med easy
NengTyi XPC5000 23.8 38.4 53.9 none 1 med loud
Alpha PAL8942 27.9 42.6 54.0 none 1 med med
CPUMate DIA-10500 22.8 39.3 55.5 none 1 med easy
CoolJag JVC661A 23.2 40.5 56.7 none 1 med easy
Spire SP411C5 25.2 42.5 56.9 white 1 loud easy
Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 23.1 40.3 57.4 none 1 low easy
Glacialtech Igloo 3300 22.4 40.5 58.8 silver 1 low easy
Taisol CEP426151A 24.3 43.7 59.7 none 1 med easy
Intel Socket 478 22.4 41.8 59.8 carbon 1 low med
Arkua 838T-7G 23.3 42.0 60.0 none 1 med easy
Dynatron DC1207BMW 23.2 42.7 61.1 none 1 med easy
Titan TTC-MT3AB 22.8 41.5 61.2 none 2 loud stiff
Dynatron DC1206BM-S 22.4 43.2 62.0 none 1 med med
AVC 117160 22.4 42.7 62.2 white pad 1 med med
Evercool NW9F715CA 23.8 42.9 62.3 none 1 med easy
Eumax DW-45 22.6 44.0 62.7 none 1 med easy
Zalman CNPS5700D-Cu 25.7 44.6 64.0 none 1 med easy
Vantec CCK-7025 27.0 45.4 64.1 none 1 med med
JMC 400094 26.1 46.6 65.0 none 1 med easy
Globalwin VA476 28.7 49.5 68.0 grey 1 med easy
Dynatron DC1206BMV 23.1 45.1 68.2 none 1 low easy
Vantec GSN-7015 22.4 47.5 69.0 none 1 loud stiff
Arkua 848X-6B 27.2 54.5 80.4 none 1 low med
Dynatron DC1U-B02 20.9 53.8 88.3 none 1 loud stiff
50W 100W

Take one heatsink with a fairly standard design and throw into the mix some nice chewy copper. What do you get? Well, aside from a very hard stew, you also get a heatsink like the SP411C5 from Spire, and more importantly, a heatsink that handles the heat well. The fan adjusts speed from 3000-5500RPM depending on the temperature the thermal sensor is measuring to counter balance the heat with more airflow. Looking at the initial results we can see that this design is doing pretty well for starters.

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

50W

100W

Thermalright (high) SLK-900U 11.6 20.5
Alpha PAL8942 14.7 26.1
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu 14.1 27.7
AVC 117140 15.2 27.8
JMC 401100 15.6 27.9
Coolermaster IHC-H71 14.0 28.1
Arkua 8568 15.4 29.3
Spire SP411C5 17.3 31.7
NengTyi XPC5000 14.6 30.1
Taisol CCP445172 17.5 30.7
Dynatron DC1207BMX 17.2 32.4
JMC 400124 17.1 32.6
CPUMate DIA-10500 16.5 32.7
Thermal Integration (high) TI-V7035TN 18.1 32.7
Cooljag JVC661A 17.3 33.5
Dynatron DC1206BMY 18.6 33.6
Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 17.2 34.3
Taisol CEP426151A 19.4 35.4
Arkua 838T-7G 18.7 36.7
Glacialtech Igloo 3300 18.1 37.1
Intel Socket 478 19.4 37.4
Dynatron DC1207BMW 19.5

37.9

Zalman CNPS5700D-Cu 18.9 38.3
Vantec CCK-7025 18.4 38.4
Titan TTC-MT3AB 18.7 38.4
Evercool NW9F715CA 19.1 38.5
JMC 400094 20.5 38.9
Globalwin VA476 20.8 39.3
Dynatron DC1206BM-S 20.8 39.6
AVC 117160 20.3 39.8
Eumax DW-45 21.4 40.1
Dynatron DC1206BMV 22.0 45.1
Vantec GSN-7105 25.1 46.6
Arkua 848X-6B 27.3 53.2
Dynatron DC1U-B02 32.9 67.4

50W

100W

I suppose a thermally reactive fan is one of the great benefits of a heatsink these days; at lower temperatures the fan spins at a mild RPM, but once the heat rises the impeller spins up to full RPM to counter the heat. As the fan gets faster it also produces more noise, so this may become something of an air raid siren in computers which have been assembled with silent first and foremost in mind.

Regardless, the numbers clearly show just how the Spire SP411C5 performs under load.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Spire SP411C5 QuieTude II Heatsink Review
 2:  Closer Examination of the Heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Thermal/Acoustic Test Parameters
 4:  Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!
 5: — Final Temperature Results

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