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Coolink Silentator Heatsink Review
Coolink Silentator Heatsink Review
Overall Rating:   82%
Abstract: As you'd expect, the Coolink Silentator is a low noise thermal solution based around a low-RPM 120mm fan, with the option to dial down its speed and operate at near whisper quiet sound levels.

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Home > Reviews > Page Title: Intel 775 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

FrostyTech Mk.II Synthetic Thermal Heatsink Test Results
Intel Pentium D / Extreme Edition & Quad Core class heatsinks tested at 150W
Intel Core 2 Duo / Pentium 4 / Celeron class heatsinks tested at 85W

Results based on readings from a 30x30mm copper interface die with 150W and 85W heat loads applied on the LGA775 version of the Mk.II Test Platform. Temperature results listed for each heatsink were calculated by determining the rise over ambient temperatures at time of test. Information on Frostytech's test methodology is available here.
Socket 775 compatible CPU heatsinks
Manufacturer: Model No.: Fan Speed: 150W
Thermal Test* (°C)
85W
Thermal Test (°C)
Noise Level (dBA)

Thermalright Ultra 120 17.8 10.6 53.7
3Rsystem Iceage 120 high 18.2 12.1 47.9
Zalman CNPS9700 LED high 19.0 10.4

56.5

Thermalright Ultra-90 high 19.6 13.0 56.2
Enzotech Ultra-X high 20.0 8.5 59.1
Apack Zerotherm BTF90 21.8 12.7 52.1
Xigmatek HDT-S963 high 21.9 13.7 50.2
Akasa AK-965 high 22.2 13.8 48.1
Apack Zerotherm BTF80 22.8 13.9 51.9
Cooljag Falcon 92-AL high 23.2 14.2 52.1
Rosewill RCX-Z3 high 23.3 14.0 58.6
Coolink Silentator high 23.5 16.4 41.2
Scythe Mine Rev. B 23.6 15.0 36.8
Cooljag Falcon 92-Cu high 23.6 14.8 52.8
Akasa AK-920 high 24.3 14.1 52.9
Asus Arctic Square high 24.9 14.9 44.9
Akasa AK-922 (EVObue) high 25.5 15.4 60.3
Coolermaster Aquagate Mini R80 high 25.7 16.2 59.2
Thermalfly F1-IACSHA high 29.0 18.3 60.4
nPowertek TTIC NPH1000 29.3 16.8 47.5
Thermalfly I75DUB high 29.5

16.8

68.5
Zalman CNPS9500 AT 29.6 17.3 53.3
Alpha Novatech PRE9060M92P high 29.9 18.5 51.5
Scythe Kama Cross 30.0 18.8 40.0
Akasa AK-961 30.0 18.7

60.7

Rosewill RCX-Z2-EX high 30.1 18.7 45.9
nPowertek NPH-775-1 30.1 18.8 50.1
Sunon Waturbo 30.6 18.3 57.5
Coolink Silentator low 30.9 19.9 32.5
Apack CF800 high 31.4 20.7 48.4
Thermaltake Jungle512 high 31.6 20.4 60.8
Coolage Frozen Orb F0-Z924AL high 32.0 19.9 48.9
Xigmatek AIO-S80DP high 32.4 21.4 55.0
Scythe Katana II 32.5 18.6 37.9
Rosewill RCX-Z2

32.6

19.3 59.9
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu high 32.9 19.7 50.7
Apack CF900 high 32.9 20.3 48.3
Evercool PT02-9232CP 33.3 19.9 63.3
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu LED high 33.5 20.6 49.8
Intel Stock Pentium D high 33.8 20.7 47.5
nPowerTek SF775-2 high 34.7 21.1 64.6
Akasa AK-960E 36.1 21.4 56.3
Zalman CNPS7500-Cu LED high 36.4 22.9 50.9
Thermalfly I75DUH 37.8 22.8 48.7
Akasa AK-975CU high 38.4 23.0 47.7
Cooljag OAK-H high 38.5 22.9 55.7
Cooljag OAK-H2 high 38.6 24.1 55.6
LS Cable SHS-T700 38.7 22.8 48.5
Intel Stock Core 2 Duo 49.2 29.0 36.7
Spire Fourier IV SP607B3-C 63.6 18.7 60.2
Cooljag OAK-H low 95.3 54.5 29.5
150W
Thermal Test (°C)
85W
Thermal Test (°C)
Noise Level (dBA)
*Heatsinks are ranked according to the 150W thermal test results column (rise over ambient temp.). Low temperatures with low noise levels are considered best. For reference heatsinks with variable-speed fans, only the high speed (12V) fan test result is included in the comparison sheet; more detailed results reside in each specific heatsink review.

The heat output from Intel processors varies widely between single and multi-core processors, so Frostytech tests heatsinks with two thermal values which represent the upper limits of each breed. To start with, a 150W heat load was applied by the Intel LGA775 version of FrostyTech's synthetic thermal test platform. At stock fan speed the Coolink Silentator heatsink held steady with a rise above ambient temperature of 23.5°C (41.2dBA).

The speed of the 120mm fan on the Coolink Silentator heatsink was then reduced to about 900RPM. With a reduced fan speed noise levels fell to 32.5 dBA, and the test temperature rose to 30.9°C over ambient.

A 85W heat load was selected for the next round of tests on the Frostytech Mrk.II synthetic thermal test platform. The Coolink Silentator heatsink maintained a temperature of 16.4°C over ambient at default fan speed, and 19.9°C at its reduced fan speed.

The combination of a copper base and three heatpipes to disperse CPU heat over a large 126 x 112mm surface area ensure the Coolink Silentator heatsink performs well. Add to that a quiet 120mm fan that operates under 42 dBA and you've got yourselves the makings of a great CPU cooler.

Although it's tough not to notice that the Coolink Silentator heatsink performs commandingly well on the AMD K8 platform, the reduced contact area of the Intel integrated heatspreader seems to be at odds with the Silentator heatsink. For this processor platform the results are quite good, but not top of its class.

All that aside, the Coolink Silentator heatsink still makes a great low noise cooling solution which is capable of keeping a processor running cool with less than 42 dBA noise output. That's something we can certainly appreciate.

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 Page 1:  Coolink Silentator Heatsink Review
 Page 2:  360° View - Coolink Silentator Heatsink
 Page 3:  Acoustic Comparisons and Base Surface Quality
 Page 4:  AMD K8 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons
 Page 5:  — Intel 775 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

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