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Zalman CNPS6000-Cu Fan Heatsink Review
Zalman CNPS6000-Cu Fan Heatsink Review
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Abstract: In some situations however, quiet computers are really necessary. For example, if a computer is on 24/7 in someone's room or you work in a sound studio, lots of noise is just not going to cut it.

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Zalman   Cooling / Heatsinks   Jan 21, 2002   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample

The CNPS6000-Cu comes with the Zalman Fanmate 1 which allows users to control how much noise the 92mm fan produces. With that in mind we have two MP3 recordings of the Zalman's 92mm fan in operation. The first recording is a standard 10 sec bit with the fan connected directly to the power supply.

The second recording is of the fan connected via the Fanmate 1, and also illustrates what happens when you turn the dial down so the fan makes less noise. You can see the effect visually in the second wave form image, or you can click on the pair of headphones and listen in to each recording separately.

FrostyTech Acoustic Sampling Chamber (~10 sec)
Spectral view.
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Standard Waveform view.
(Listen to an MP3 recording of this heatsink by clicking on the headphones)
Hi to Low Fan Speed Acoustic Sampling Chamber (~10 sec)
Spectral view.
Listen to this Heatsink now.
Standard Waveform view.
(Listen to an MP3 recording of this heatsink by clicking on the headphones)

Synthetic Temperature Test Results: *Ranked according to 100W small interface die test results.

FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Test Platform Results
Mfg. Model Ambient Temp. 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip force
50W 50W 100W 100W
1 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 26.5 39.1 44.4 57.5 63.6 grey 1 med med
2 Swiftech MCXC370 21.4 38.3 43.4 53.5 65.7 none 1 med med
3 OCZ Gladiator 21.4 33.3 47.3 50.6 70.3 none 1 very loud med
4 Vantec CCK-6027D 27.4 45.4 49.6 64.9 73.4 none 1 med med
5 Swiftech MCX370 22.3 42.0 46.1 60.3 75.6 none 1 med hard
6 Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 24.8 46.4 53.8 65.6 78.2 none 1 very low easy
7 AVC 112AM1 24.8 46.6 52.9 70.1 79.6 none 1 low stiff
8 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 26.5 40.3 55.3 58.6 84.4 carbon 1 loud med
9 Spire 5T060B1H3R 26.7 42.7 57.5 64.6 85.1 none 1 low med
10 Thermalright CB-6L 24.6 50.3 57.7 73.8 92.7 white pad 1 low med
11 Fortis A92 26.7 45.6 65.8 67.8 97.8 none 1 loud stiff
50W 50W 100W 100W

It is really difficult to place the CNPS6000-Cu in terms of other performance oriented heatsinks. Since it uses a completely different fan, and heatsink design there is no way to really say it isn't one of the best (quiet) performance heatsinks out there, or that it is simply a very good heatsink, but not a performance cooler.

Considering that with the Fanmate 1 active at the lowest setting the CNPS600-Cu will produce less than 20dBa of noise, and at full throttle, a mere 36.1dBa I would have to peg it as a very good cooler, and quiet performance heatsink. To be totally sure, let's have a look at the rise above ambient temperature results next.



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Table of Contents:

 1:  Zalman CNPS6000-Cu Fan Heatsink Review
 2:  Looking at the heatsink from all angles
 3:  Heatsink Test Apparatus - Acoustic, Thermal
 4: — Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample
 5:  Conclusions on the heatsink

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