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Glacialtech Igloo 7222 Light Athlon64 Heatsink Review
Glacialtech Igloo 7222 Light Athlon64 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The Glacialtech Igloo 7222 Light heatsink is ideal for energy efficient Socket AM2 AMD processors, or older socket 754/939/940 CPUs.

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Glacialtech   Cooling / Heatsinks   Oct 27, 2007   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Acoustic Comparisons and Base Surface Quality

Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

When powered up and running at its default fan speed of 2600RPM, the Glacialtech Igloo 7222 Light is not particularly noisy. To listen to this heatsink in operation, be sure to click on the little headphones icon below and play the sample MP3 file of the heatsink in operation.

FrostyTech Acoustic Sampling Chamber - Full Speed
Standard Waveform view of a 10 second recording. Click on the headphones icon to listen to an MP3 recording of this heatsink in operation. The fan is rotating at 2600 RPM

Sound Level Measurements: Which Heatsink is Quietest?

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 noise level measurements with a sound level meter.

FrostyTech Heatsink Noise Level Measurements
Noise level Decibel measurements of each heatsinks' fan in operation are taken with the aid of a sound level meter and sound isolating enclosure. The values may be higher than the mfgr's listed specs, but are directly comparable to one another. Measurements are made on the dB (A) scale, lower values are best. Information on Frostytech's test methodology is available here.
Manufacturer: Model No.: Fan* Speed: Noise Level (dBA): CPU** Platform

Arctic Cooling Silencer 64 Ultra TC low 27.6 dB AMD
Verax Helado 36.3 dB Intel/AMD
Glacialtech Igloo 7311 Silent 36.5 dB AMD
Scythe Mine Rev.B 36.8 dB Intel/AMD
Glacialtech Igloo 7222 Light 37.7 dB AMD
Scythe Infinity SCINF-1000 37.8 dB Intel/AMD
Scythe Katana II 37.9 dB Intel/AMD
Scythe Andy Samuri Master SCASM-1000 38.4 dB Intel/AMD
Scythe Kama Cross 40.0 dB Intel/AMD
Coolink Silentator high 41.2 dB Intel/AMD
Gigabyte NeonCooler 8-BL 42.0 dB AMD
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP 42.6 dB AMD
Coolermaster Hyper48 43.6 dB Intel/AMD
Arctic Cooling Alpine64 43.9 dB AMD
Dynatron A22 44.5 dB AMD
Asus Arctic Square high 44.9 dB Intel/AMD
Zalman CNPS7000B-CU high 44.9 dB Intel/AMD
Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu high 45.2 dB AMD
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu high 45.2 dB AMD
Akasa AK-860SF 45.2 dB AMD
Noctua NH-U12 45.4 dB Intel/AMD
Ajigo MF043-044 45.4 dB AMD
Spire SP741B3 45.6 dB AMD
Scythe Shogun high 45.9 dB Intel/AMD
Rosewill RCX-Z2-EX high 45.9 dB Intel/AMD
nPowertek TTIC NPH-1000 47.5 dB Intel/AMD
Scythe Kama SCKK1000 47.5 dB AMD
3Rsystem Iceage 120 high 47.9 dB Intel/AMD
Zalman CNPS8700 LED high 48.1 dB Intel/AMD
AVC Z7U7414001 (stock AM2) low 48.1 dB AMD
Akasa AK-876 high 48.2 dB AMD
Spire SP601B3 48.9 dB Intel/AMD
Thermaltake Silentboost K8 49.7 dB AMD
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu LED high 49.8 dB Intel/AMD
Xigmatek HDT-S963 high 50.2 dB Intel/AMD
Evercool Buffalo HPEA-10025 50.2 dB AMD
Zalman CNPS9500 LED high 50.3 dB Intel/AMD
Gigabyte 3D-Rocket 50.7 dB Intel/AMD
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu high 50.7 dB Intel/AMD
Zalman CNPS7500-Cu LED high 50.9 dB Intel/AMD
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro 50.9 dB AMD
Evercool K802-715 51.5 dB AMD
OCZ Tempest 51.6 dB Intel/AMD
Scythe Samurai SCSM1000 high 51.6 dB AMD
Apack Zerotherm BTF80 51.9 dB Intel/AMD
Apack Zerotherm BTF90 52.1 dB Intel/AMD
Cooljag Falcon 92-AL high 52.1 dB Intel/AMD
Auras SLC-747 high 52.2 dB Intel/AMD
Zalman CNPS9700NT high 52.2 dB Intel/AMD
nPowertek NPH K8-1 52.2 dB AMD
Cooljag Falcon 92-Cu high 52.8 dB Intel/AMD
Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 high 53.2 dB AMD
Jetart JAX801 53.5 dB AMD
Thermalright Ultra 120 53.7 dB Intel/AMD
nPowerTek NPH-Big K8 54.0 dB AMD
Rosewill RCX-Z1 high 54.1 dB AMD
Coolermaster Hyper6 high 54.7 dB AMD
Xigmatek AIO-S80DP high 55.0 dB Intel/AMD
Verax Quattro 1 high 55.4 dB Intel/AMD
Arctic Cooling Silencer 64 Ultra TC high 55.5 dB AMD
Evercool Magic Cooler 55.5 dB AMD
Thermalright Ultra-90 high 56.2 dB Intel/AMD
Dynatron SK-V24 56.4 dB AMD
Zalman CNPS9700 LED high 56.5 dB Intel/AMD
Zalman FS-C77 56.5 dB Intel/AMD
Gigabyte 3D Rocket-Pro high 56.7 dB Intel/AMD
Vantec Mach1 high 56.9 dB AMD
Zalman CNPS8000 high 57.4 dB Intel/AMD
EKL V8 high 57.5 dB Intel/AMD
Antazone AS-C1000 57.6 dB Intel/AMD
Noctua NH-U9 58.4 dB Intel/AMD
Rosewill RCX-Z3 high 58.6 dB Intel/AMD
Thermalright SLK-948U 58.8 dB AMD
Alpha PAL-8150 58.9 dB AMD
Enzotech Ultra-X high 59.2 dB Intel/AMD
Akasa AK-920 high 59.2 dB Intel/AMD
Akasa AK-873 high 59.2 dB AMD
Coolermaster Aquagate Mini R80 high 59.2 dB Intel/AMD
AVC Z7U3301001 high 59.9 dB AMD
Spire Fourier IV SP607B3-C 60.2 dB Intel/AMD
Akasa AK-922 (EVObue) high 60.3 dB Intel/AMD
Ajigo MF064-074 high 60.3 dB AMD
Thermalfly F1-IACSHA high 60.4 dB Intel/AMD
Cooljag SFO-Q high 60.6 dB AMD
Cooljag SFO-H high 60.6 dB AMD
Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Pro high 62.5 dB Intel/AMD
Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra high 63.0 dB Intel/AMD
AVC Z7U7414001 (stock AM2) high 63.0 dB AMD
Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC 63.1 dB AMD
CoolJag SFO-D(18SC) 64.0 dB AMD
Gigabyte GH-PCU23-VE high 65.6 dB Intel/AMD
ASUS Starice high 67.4 dB Intel/AMD
Thermaltake Polo 735 high 68.0 dB AMD
Thermaltake Venus 12 high 68.1 dB AMD
Gigabyte G-Power Pro high 71.9 dB Intel/AMD
Noise Level (dBA)

*Unless noted, for reference heatsinks with variable-speed fans only the 'high speed' (12V) fan noise measurement is included in the comparison sheet; more detailed results for the low fan speed (~5V) tests reside in each specific heatsink review. ** 'AMD' denotes compatibility with socket 754/939/940 & AM2 processors where applicable. 'Intel' denotes compatibility with socket 775 platform.

When its tiny 70mm fan rotating at 2600RPM, the Glacialtech Igloo 7222 Light heatsink produces a low 37.7 dBA noise.

Surface Finish and Flatness

Surface finish is an important factor that we all look for when holding a new heatsink. Flipping a cooler over to see how well the base has been machined is a quick way to judge the attention to detail that was put into making it. The following test involves the use of a Surface Roughness Comparator, which offers a concise cross section common machine surface finishes.

The Glacialtech Igloo 7222 Light heatsink has a surface roughness of approximately 125 microinches, which is rough by most standards. With the thermal compound the manufacturer has pre-applied, the base finish is satisfactory. Next, let's see how this heatsink handles the heat compared to a selection of other AMD CPU coolers!



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 2: — Acoustic Comparisons and Base Surface Quality
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