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Akasa Silver Mountain 2Q Copper Heatsink Review
Akasa Silver Mountain 2Q Copper Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The silver mountain is a unique breed among coolers - it's based upon a solid copper foundation.

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Akasa   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 27, 2002   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Acoustic Test Measurements & Recordings

Acoustic Samples: Listen to this Heatsink!

Although the Silver mountain heatsink is equipped with a 25mm thick fan, it doesn't rotate all that fast, and so the noise output isn't too great. You can listen to this heatsink in operation for yourself by clicking on the little headphones and downloading the 10 second 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. Only on FrostyTech.com. 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
Akasa Ag Mountain2Q 45.5 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
Arkua 628 50.7 dB
Noisecontrol Silverado 50.8 dB
Tocools Novasonic 52.2 dB
NengTyi XPC5000 52.4 dB
Spire 5T235 52.5 dB
Ajigo MF014021 52.8 dB
Thermal Integration TI-V77L 53.0 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
Thermalright SLK800 66.2 dB
Thermalright AX-7 66.4 dB louder

When we took a sound level measurement with the Omega HHSL1 sound meter we found that the Silver Mountain 2Q produced only about 45.5 dB worth of noise. That is pretty low compared to some of the other heatsinks on this list.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Akasa Silver Mountain 2Q Copper Heatsink Review
 2:  Close up look at the heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Test Parameters
 4: — Acoustic Test Measurements & Recordings
 5:  Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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