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Thermolab Micro Silencer Review

gotdamojo06    -   May 4, 2008
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Conclusion:  

The Thermolab Micro Silencer was developed and designed to be able to cool a Socket 775 processor and to do so with a very compact design. This it was able to do even better than the stock Intel cooling solution. The Thermolab Micro Silencer was beat out by every aftermarket heatsink/fan setup that it was put up against, except for its little brother, the Thermolab Nano Silencer; however, this is to be expected when you take a look at the size difference between the coolers. The fact that the fan on top of the heatsink covers all of the fins makes me feel more comfortable knowing that the fins are receiving all of the attention that the fan can give. I did like the fact that Thermolab decided to go with all copper heatpipes in the design of this cooler. However, I have a feeling that were the base of the heatsink also made out of copper, there would be improved heat transfer from the CPU to the heatsink base, and then to the heatpipes, allowing the heat to be displaced quicker and more effectively. I am a fan of the mounting brackets only being made for the Socket 775, as this makes it easier to decide which brackets you need to install on the heatsink, while at the same time it makes you feel more secure that the heatsink was made specifically for this socket and not just being a one-size-fits-all cooler. I would suggest getting this heatsink if you are not going to be doing any overclocking to your system and if you are going to be building a HTPC or a computer in a very small case.

 

Pros:

  • Better than stock solution
  • Compact design
  • Copper heatpipes
  • Performs well for its size
  • Fan covers entire fin area

 

Cons:

  • Not a high performance heatsink
  • Aluminum base

 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing
  5. Conclusion
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