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Arkua Q85X7J Heatpipe Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Arkua Q85X7J Heatpipe Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: Heatpipes have been finding their way into more and more heatsinks for a couple of very good reasons.

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Arkua   Cooling / Heatsinks   Sep 07, 2003   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

Generally speaking, the noise derived from the fan on the Arkua Q85X7J is moderate. The Q85X-7J's biggest saving grace is that the sound is not high pitched, so there is little chance it will become an issue of 'water torture' over time. 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 Q85X-7J 49.0 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

Weighing in at 49.0 dB, the Arkua Q85X-7J is a pretty average heatsink acoustically. It would have been good to see the cooler hit the 40dB mark, but at least at these levels it isn't going to drive anyone crazy.



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Table of Contents:

 1:  Arkua Q85X7J Heatpipe 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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