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Swiftech MCX370-0A Heatsink Review
Swiftech MCX370-0A Heatsink Review
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Abstract: It's really the laws of physics that determine just how well a heatsink performs, and manufacturing quality only plays a small part realistically.

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Swiftech   Cooling / Heatsinks   Nov 26, 2001   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample
The Papst fans are built solidly, but still manage to produce a sizeable degree of noise. One of the nicer points is that Papst do try their very best to diminish vibrations by balancing the impeller assembly. If you look at the side of this particular impeller you can see four small drill holes which were used to remove material and true up the rotational stability of the unit.

As always, you can listen to this heatsink by clicking on the headphones to the right of the waveform images. The acoustic sample is about 10 seconds in length and is stored in MP3 format.

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Synthetic Temperature Test Results: *Ranked according to 100W small interface die test results.

FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Test Platform Results
Mfg. Model Ambient Temp. 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block Thermal pad No. Fans Fan Noise Clip force
50W 50W 100W 100W
1 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 26.5 39.1 44.4 57.5 63.6 grey 1 med med
2 Vantec CCK-6027D 27.4 45.4 49.6 64.9 73.4 none 1 med med
3 OCZ Dominator 26.5 37.7 50.9 52.4 74.2 none 1 loud med
4 Swiftech MCX370-0A 22.3 42.0 46.1 60.3 75.6 none 1 med hard
5 Akasa Silver Mountain 26.6 46.2 51.5 65.0 76.1 none 1 loud med
6 Vantec CCK-6035D-Retail 26.5 44.2 52.8 63.2 77.9 none 1 loud med
7 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 26.5 40.3 55.3 58.6 84.4 carbon 1 loud med
8 Spire 5T060B1H3R 26.7 42.7 57.5 64.6 85.1 none 1 low med
9 Thermalright CB-6L 24.6 50.3 57.7 73.8 92.7 white pad 1 low med
10 Fortis A92 26.7 45.6 65.8 67.8 97.8 none 1 loud stiff
50W 50W 100W 100W

This isn't a copper heatsink and that shows up immediately. The MCX370-0A sits in at about the fourth position in this list of reference coolers. At least it does for the moment, when we factor in the ambient temperatures and show the results in terms of the rise above ambient results things can often look quite different.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  Swiftech MCX370-0A Heatsink Review
 2:  Looking at the heatsink from all angles
 3:  Heatsink Test Apparatus - Acoustic, Thermal
 4: — Thermal Test Results, Acoustic Sample
 5:  Conclusions on the MCX370-0A

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