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nPowerTek TTIC NPH-1 Heatpipe Heatsink Review
nPowerTek TTIC NPH-1 Heatpipe Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The heatsink looks fairly unremarkable from the outside, but at the center sits a 25mm diameter copper heatpipe which gives the NPH-1 some really serious kick.

 Manufacturer  Category  Published  Author 
nPowertek   Cooling / Heatsinks   Sep 15, 2003   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

The two fans generate a bit of noise under power, and would probably be noticeable from outside of the case. The whine isn't particularly high pitched however. 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
Verax (high) P16Cu 40.1 dB
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu 41.7 dB
ArcticCooling SuperSilent4 Pro 41.8 dB
Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 47.4/28.9 dB
Intel Socket 478 42.5 dB
CoolJag JVC661A 43.9 dB
Arkua 8456X-8T 46.5 dB
Evercool NW9F715CA 47.3 dB
Intel Stock 3.06GHz 47.5 dB
Arkua Q85X-7J 49.0 dB
Arkua 848X-6B 49.3 dB
Taisol CEP426151A 50.7 dB
Scythe Kamakaze 51.0 dB
Arkua 838T-7G 51.7 dB
nPowertek NPH-1 52.3 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
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

The noise levels of the NPH-1 under power were measured to 52.3 dB. There are plenty of quieter heatsinks out there, but the pitch and whine of the fans isn't all that distracting. Plus as we're about to see, it is possible to run the nPowertek's fans at a lower RPM for near silent operation...


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Table of Contents:

 1:  nPowerTek TTIC NPH-1 Heatpipe 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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