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Kuthtec KTM2101 CHAOS Copper Core Heatsink Review
Kuthtec KTM2101 CHAOS Copper Core Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The swiss cheese appearance of the horizontally mounted cooling fins will give anyone cause for pause, but the central copper core should reassure you that this heatsink is built for one reason.

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Kuthtec   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 11, 2002   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Acoustic Testing Results

Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

The waveform from the Kuthtec KTM2101 is on average not too bad. The tone of the sound is not very high, but the heatsink isn't exactly silent either. You can 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
Kuthtec KTM2101 54.9 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

Measuring in at basically 55 dB, the Kuthtec KTM2101 sits towards the louder end of the spectrum, and depending on how you have your case set up, may poke through the white noise.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Kuthtec KTM2101 CHAOS Copper Core Heatsink Review
 2:  The heatsink from all sides
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4: — Acoustic Testing Results
 5:  Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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