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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  
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Synthetic Temperature Test Results

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 Arkua 628 23.9 42.7 42.1 58.9 62.3 none 1 med med
2 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 26.5 39.1 44.4 57.5 63.6 grey 1 med med
3 Sibak AC02625B 23.2 41.3 59.0 43.2 64.7 none 1 loud med
4 Swiftech MCXC370 21.4 38.3 43.4 53.5 65.7 none 1 med med
5 Tocools Crown 23.2 38.8 53.2 47.9 70.2 none 1 loud stiff
6 Dynatron DY1206BH-625 23.2 40.0 55.1 47.6 70.4 none 1 loud stiff
7 Vantec CCK-6027D 27.4 45.4 49.6 64.9 73.4 none 1 med med
8 Cybercooler P5750 23.3 43.4 63.5 49.2 74.9 none 1 loud med
9 Swiftech MCX370 22.3 42.0 46.1 60.3 75.6 none 1 med hard
10 Noisecontrol Silverado 24.2 42.0 49.8 62.9 75.8 none 2 med easy
11 NengTyi XPC5000 23.9 46.5 49.1 69.1 76.1 none 1 med med
12 Taisol CGK760092 23.4 42.7 61.2 51.3 77.5 pink 1 low med
13 Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 24.8 46.4 53.8 65.6 78.2 none 1 very low easy
14 AVC 112AM1 24.8 46.6 52.9 70.1 79.6 none 1 low stiff
15 GlacialTech Igloo 2310 23.5 44.9 66.7 53.7 80.8 silver 1 med very stiff
16 Sibak AE01625B 23.5 40.8 54.4 57.1 81.0 none 1 loud easy
17 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 26.5 40.3 55.3 58.6 84.4 carbon 1 loud med
18 JMC Products 400023 23.1 44.5 65.2 55.3 85.2 Chomerics T725 1 low easy
19 Sibak AT01515B 23.0 45.1 64.6 60.1 95.2 none 2 med stiff
50W 50W 100W 100W

With two fans and a silver base we would have liked to have seen the Silverado place a little bit higher in the list of reference heatsinks. Keeping in mind that the aluminum heatsink component is kind of dated now, this is really not all that unexpected, but with that Silver plate you really just can't expect less then amazing.

At the very least the design is comparable to some much larger, and much heavier copper heatsinks so that is at least one positive to consider. Let's look now a the rise above ambient temperatures and see if things change any for the NosieControl Silverado.

Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block 27mm large copper block 15mm small copper block
50W 50W 100W 100W
1 Thermal Integration TI-V77L 12.6 17.9 31.0 37.1
2 Arkua 628 18.8 18.2 35.0 38.4
3 Sibak AC02625B 18.1 35.8 20.0 41.5
4 Swiftech MCXC370 16.9 22.0 32.1 44.3
5 Vantec CCK-6027D 18.0 22.2 37.5 46.0
6 Tocools Crown 15.6 30.0 24.7 47.0
7 Dynatron DY1206BH-625 16.8 31.9 24.4 47.2
8 Cybercooler P5750 20.1 25.9 40.2 51.6
9 NoiseControl Silverado 17.8 25.6 38.7 51.6
10 NengTyi XPC5000 22.6 25.2 45.2 52.2
11 Swiftech MCX370 19.7 23.8 38.0 53.3
12 Zalman CNPS6000-Cu 21.6 29.0 40.8 53.4
13 Taisol CGK760092 19.3 37.8 27.9 54.1
14 AVC 112AM1 21.8 28.1 45.3 54.8
15 GlacialTech Igloo 2310 21.4 43.2 30.2 57.3
16 Sibak AE01625B 17.3 30.9 33.6 57.5
17 Thermaltake Volcano 6cu+ 13.8 28.8 32.1 57.9
18 JMC Products 400023 21.3 42.0 32.1 62.0
19 Sibak AT01515B 22.1 41.6 37.1 72.2
50W 50W 100W 100W

A small change in the list of reference heatsinks but nothing that large. With a rise of just over 50 degrees over ambient the Silverado is a mid-level heatsink that fairs alright against typical (ie. non-quiet) heatsinks. Not quite a performance cooler, but not in the red either. The silver plate appears to be one of the largest benefits to this heatsink, and given the dated design of the aluminum component it makes you really wonder what could be accomplished if the silver were transplanted onto a more advanced design.

The Silverado is one of the more unique heatsinks to ever enter the market, and it can still cool quiet decently, but given the rather high retail price it commands at www.chillblast.com , you really have to think about why you might buy it. Users looking for a high-performance heatsink will find the Silverado is not quite up to expectations. Users looking for a good performance heatsink with low-noise properties (and lower frequency motor noises) will appreciate the Silverado and what it can do for them. Bottom line, the Silverado is still a good cooler, but NoiseControl really ought to upgrade the design to something a little more competitive!

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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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