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NoiseControl Silverado Heatsink Review

NoiseControl Silverado Heatsink Review - PCSTATS
Abstract: Tomshardware brought a lot of attention to the Noisecontrol Silverado when they originally reviewed it.
 80% Rating:   
Filed under: Cooling / Heatsinks Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: NoiseControl May 30 2002   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Cooling / Heatsinks > NoiseControl Silverado

Close up look at the heatsink

Silverado From All Angles

The Fan:

The two 75mm wide squirrel cage fans blow take air from the sides and blow it directly down into the fins of the Silverado heatsink. Since the fan blades are hidden within the body of the fan there is no real need for any type of fan grill with this cooler. Two fan headers or a Y-splitter are necessary however.

Top: The heatsink body itself has two think metal strips bolted on to hold the twin fans in place. The heatsink is not exactly that impressive in an of itself but it gets the job done. The clip is stiff but works well with a small pair of pliers or a strong thumb.

Side A: At a height of 11.5CM not all cases will be able to accommodate this cooler. Measure first and save yourself the trouble. the fans are each 75mm tall, and the aluminum section of heatsink just under 40mm. The fins are 1mm thick and spaced 2mm apart which is a sign that this cooler is now dated. Most current level aluminum extrusion heatsinks are using 0.75mm thick fins and a spacing of 1mm or so. The base plate is 6mm thick.
Side B:
The heatsink is only about 80mm long with one slit for the clip to pass through. The black dot on the side indicates that this edge should be positioned by the socket cam arm. If you were to mount it backwards the silver plate would interfere there. A three prong clip would have been a better way to keep the large heatsink in place and prevent it from tilting on the core of expensive processors.

Heatsink Base:

The base is machined aluminum with a 50gram plate of silver screwed on for good thermal luck. Thermal paste has been applied between the silver and the aluminum so hopefully there are no gaps below. The silver plate is just over 2mm thick and 50mm in diameter. The surface is exceptionally polished and very shiny.

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Contents of Article: NoiseControl Silverado
 Pg 1.  NoiseControl Silverado Heatsink Review
 Pg 2.  — Close up look at the heatsink
 Pg 3.  New Heatsink Test Parameters
 Pg 4.  Acoustic Test Results
 Pg 5.  Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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