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Taisol CEP447181 Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Taisol CEP447181 Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: Given the 70mm size, the fan is remarkably un-quiet - which can only indicate that the Taisol CEP447181 isn't a pushover.

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Taisol   Cooling / Heatsinks   Sep 01, 2003   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

The somewhat loud whine of the CEP447181's fan will probably cause a little bit of distraction to users who have made the effort to stock their case with quieter components. If Taisol had used a fan a few dB quieter it would have been ideal. To listen to this heatsink for yourself in operation, be sure to click on the little headphones icon below and download the Acoustic Sample MP3 file.

(high) 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. Measurements are made on the dB (A) scale.

FrostyTech Sound Level Results
- Manufacturer Model Noise Level Scale
Verax P16 35.3 dB Quiet
Spire SP420B8 40.2 dB
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu 41.7 dB
Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 47.4/28.9 dB
Intel Socket 478 42.5 dB
CoolJag JVC661A 43.9 dB
Evercool NW9F715CA 47.3 dB
Arkua 848X-6B 49.3 dB
Taisol CEP426151A 50.7 dB
Arkua 838T-7G 51.7 dB
JMC 401100 53.0 dB
Dynatron DC1207BMW 53.0 dB
Spire SP411C5 53.2 dB
Dynatron DC1207BMY 53.2 dB
Dynatron DC1207BMX 53.4 dB
Thermal Integration (high) TI-V7035TN 53.6 dB
Zalman CNPS5700D-Cu 53.8 dB
Globalwin VA476 54.2 dB
Dynatron DC1206BMV 55.1 dB
AVC 117140 56.1 dB
Taisol CEP447181 56.8 dB
Taisol CCP445172 57.5 dB
Dynatron DC1U-B02 62.2 dB
Coolermaster IHC-H71 64.4 dB
Thermalright (high) SLK-900U 67.2 dB louder

She's a noisy one that's for sure. The Taisol CEP447181 is equipped with a moderately loud fan, and at 56.8 dB it shows.



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Table of Contents:

 1:  Taisol CEP447181 Pentium 4 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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