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CV Chill 188-pin Heatsink Review
CV Chill 188-pin Heatsink Review
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Abstract: While aluminum is not as thermally conductive as copper it still offers some very good performance characteristics. And hey, the CV Chill has a nice thick aluminum base.

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cool Innovations   Cooling / Heatsinks   Jun 18, 2001   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Synthetic Temperature / Acoustic Results:

Synthetic Test Results:

FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Test Platform (50W heat load)
Mfg. Name Model No. Ambient Temp. (C) Large block (C) Small block (c) Thermal compound Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip
1 Globalwin CAK38 25.2 43.5 45.8 silver goo - 1 high hard
2 Thermalright SK6 26.4 38.9 46.4 silver goo none 1 loud med
3 Thermoengine V60-4210 25.0 43.9 47.6 AOS52029KY grey 1 low mod
4 Zalman CNPS3100 25.2 54.0 48.0 silver goo none 1 lg low med
5 Vantec FCE-62540D 24.3 43.6 49.3 AOS52029KY - 1 med-high easy
6 Vantec FCE-6030D 26.2 46.6 50.7 silver goo - 1 high med
7 Thermaltake DU0462-9 mini CuOrb 25.2 48.8 53.0 silver goo - 1 med med
8 E-Compuvision CV Chill 25.0 47.5 53.2 silver goo none 1 high easy
9 Blizzard S370-L 25.8 52.4 54.7 silver goo none 1 low easy
10 Coolermaster DP5-6H11 26.6 49.9 61.0 AOS 52029KY pink 1 low stiff
11 Vantec GSW-6015 26.0 48.0 64.2 AOS 52029KY none 1 low easy

Overall the CV Chill performs on average against our set of reference coolers. It comes close to reaching the 50 degrees mark but still remains a few degrees shy. The Delta fan powers the performance of this cooler and it should be remembered that unlike many of the other heatsinks, the CV Chill contains no copper at all.

The lack of copper, and the less than smooth surface finish probably conspire to keep the CV Chill in the position it attained. It does stay well clear of the 60 degree mark so we'd have to classify this as a very good mid-range performer.

Rise Above Ambient Temperature (C)
Mfg. Model with large block with small block
1 Thermalright SK6 12.5 20.0
2 Globalwin CAK38 18.3 20.6
3 Thermoengine V60-4210 18.9 22.6
4 Zalman CNPS3100 29.5 22.8
5 Vantec FCE-6030D 20.4 24.5
6 Vantec FCE-62540D 19.3 24.9
7 Thermaltake DU0462-9 mini CuOrb 23.6 27.8
8 E-compuvision CV Chill 22.5 28.2
9 Blizzard S370-L 26.6 28.9
10 Coolermaster DP5-6H11 23.3 34.4
11 Vantec GSW-6015 22.0 38.2

The results of the rise above ambient temperature table illustrate the positions of the reference coolers to the best degree. The CV Chill performs especially well on the larger copper die template which may hint at the design being more suited towards larger heatspreader covered processors than small die processors.

Acoustic Sample: CV Chill

The CV Chill uses a Delta AFB0612EH (25mm thick) 60mm fan that rotates at about 6800 RPM. To illustrate the noise this fan generates on the CV Chill we recorded the following start-up and running noise for about ten seconds. Shown are the spectral and waveform images of the sound that was produced by the mounted Delta fan. The noise is combination of both the fan, and the particular characteristics of the air moving through the CV Chill's many pins.

FrostyTech Acoustic Sampling Chamber (~10 sec)
Spectral view
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Standard Waveform view

The intensity of the sound can be gauged by the waveform image. Generally the smaller the waveform the quieter the heatsink will be. The Delta fan is one of the loudest cooling solutions in use so this waveform represents the louder end of spectrum. A quieter heatsink would have a smaller waveform image.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  CV Chill 188-pin Heatsink Review
 2:  CV Chill Perspectives
 3:  Frosty Test Equipment - Thermal / Acoustic
 4: — Synthetic Temperature / Acoustic Results:
 5:  Conclusions

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