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Dynatron DC1207BMW Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
Dynatron DC1207BMW Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: Dynatron have shown us in the past that they can innovate, and make rather cool heatsinks.

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Dynatron   Cooling / Heatsinks   Jul 03, 2002   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Acoustic Test Results

Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

This isn't the loudest heatsink on the planet, but its not absolutely quiet either. Pretty standard noise levels leave it hanging somewhere in the balance of just around the level of noise your average power supply will create. Of course you can hear how noisy this heatsink is by clicking on the little headphones and downloading the MP3 file of the DC1207BMW in operation.

FrostyTech Acoustic Sampling Chamber

Listen to this Heatsink now.
Standard Waveform view of a 10 second recording. Click on the headphones to listen to an MP3 recording of this heatsink in operation.

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.

FrostyTech Sound Level Results
- Manufacturer Model Noise Level Scale
Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 47.4/28.9 dB quiet
Intel Socket 478 42.5 dB
Cho-Liang CL-CB0094-1A 49.8 dB
Cho-Liang CL-CB00881 50.2 dB
Dynatron DC1207BMW 53.0 dB
Dynatron DC1206BMV 55.1 dB
AVC 117140 56.1 dB
NengTyi NW6700 58.0 dB
Coolermaster IHC-H71 64.4 dB louder

The stock Intel heatsink is pretty damn quiet. This a big reason why many of us have begun to switch over to Intel and leave AMD in the dust. AMD may have better gaming characteristics, but Intel is much quieter, and less hot. In this case the DC1207BMW is dead center in terms of noise production for a socket 478 Pentium 4 heatsink.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Dynatron DC1207BMW Pentium 4 Heatsink Review
 2:  A view from all sides
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4: — Acoustic Test Results
 5:  Thermal test results

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