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Arkua 8568 Socket 478 Heatsink Review
Arkua 8568 Socket 478 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: With that simple realization in mind it seems like an obvious reason to exhaust the air from the heatsink directly at the processor - further cooling it down over that of the heatsink.

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Arkua   Cooling / Heatsinks   Jul 15, 2002   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Acoustic Test Results

Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

The fan is somewhat loud given the acoustics of most cases. In our example the Arkua 8568 found its way into a Antec SX1030B where it caused a noticeable whine. The RPM's, in addition to the air moving over the fins can get on the nerves if the case is located to close by.

To hear this heatsink for yourself, click on the little headphones below and download the MP3 file of the cooler 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
Taisol CEP426151A 50.7 dB
ChoLiang CB0307Z17 52.9 dB
Dynatron DC1207BMW 53.0 dB
Swiftech MCX4000 53.6 dB
Arkua 8568 54.3 dB
Dynatron DC1206BMV 55.1 dB
ChoLiang CB0309Z17 55.7 dB
AVC 117140 56.1 dB
NengTyi NW6700 58.0 dB
Coolermaster IHC-H71 64.4 dB louder

In this test an Omega HHSL1 sound meter is used to measure the average sound levels of the heatsink in operation from about 12" away. The Arkua 8568 managed to produce about 54 dB of noise, but because of the slight whine to the fan, this can be a bit annoying. The stock Intel heatsink is substantially quieter, but performance as you are about to see, is not up to the standards of the Arkua.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Arkua 8568 Socket 478 Heatsink Review
 2:  Checking out the heatsink from all sides
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4: — Acoustic Test Results
 5:  Synthetic Thermal Test Results

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