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Kuthtec KTM3000 Copper Core Heatsink Review
Kuthtec KTM3000 Copper Core Heatsink Review
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Abstract: Kuthtec use a larger copper center than most manufacturers, extending it the full 30mm height of the heatsink, 30mm.

 Manufacturer  Category  Published  Author 
Kuthtec   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 11, 2002   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Acoustic Testing Results

Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

The sound signature of the Kuthtec KTM3000 is pretty average, mainly because the fan used here is a typical brushless 70mm used on dozens of other heatsinks. The standoffs help to lesson back pressure issues, and so the sound wave below is not too loud. Listen to this heatsink in operation for yourself by clicking on the headphones and playing the MP3 recording.

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

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
verax P14 32.1 dB Quiet
Verax P11T 35.3 dB
Coolermaster HHC-L61 42.2 dB
Coolermaster HSC-V62 43.7 dB
Spire 5F263 44.5 dB
JMC Prducts 400023 46.6 dB
Zalman All Flower HSF 47.4/28.9 dB
Taisol CGK760092 48.4 dB
GlacialTech Igloo 2310 49.4 dB
Cho-Liang CB0307U-17 49.5 dB
Kuthtec KTM3000 49.8 dB
Arkua 628 50.7 dB
Noisecontrol Silverado 50.8 dB
NengTyi XPC5000 52.4 dB
Spire 5T235 52.5 dB
Ajigo MF014021 52.8 dB
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 53.0 dB
Vantec VA4C7040 53.4 dB
Coolink H1T 53.4 dB
Ajigo SF017011 53.6 dB
GlacialTech Igloo 2400 53.9 dB
Tocools Crown 54.5 dB
Cybercooler P5750 55.4 dB
Sibak AT01515B 55.8 dB
Sibak AE01625B 58.2 dB
AVC Tundra 2 58.4 dB
Sibak AC02625B 59.7 dB
Coolermaster HHC-001 59.9 dB
Sibak AC06725TH 62.4 dB
Dynatron DY1206BH-625 63.3 dB
Dynatron DC1206BMP 65.1 dB louder

The Kuthtec KTM3000 comes in at just under 50 dB which means it is a fairly average cooler in terms of noise, and not something which will stand out particularly in the case environment.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Kuthtec KTM3000 Copper Core Heatsink Review
 2:  heatsink from all angles
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4: — Acoustic Testing Results
 5:  Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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