Thermolab Nano Silencer Reviewgotdamojo06 - April 30, 2008
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When you take the Thermolab Nano Silencer out of its packaging, you are able to see that it's very short - just about the same height as the stock heatsinks that come with Intel's new 45nm processors. You'll immediately notice two copper heatpipes that connect to the cooler's base and run through either side of the heatsink's bank of fins, which will ensure that the heat that is pulled off the processor is properly dissipated, and allows more heat to be drawn away from the CPU. Looking at the heatsink from the side, you're able to see that there are 43 tightly grouped cooling fins built into the Nano Silencer's base.
When you look at the Thermolab Nano Silencer from above, you're able to see that the attached fan fully covers the cooler's top surface. This could prove to be a good design, as it should maximize how much surface area is cooled. The Nano Silencer's base is aluminum, and is very smooth. Thermolab thoughtfully applied some thermal interface material to the base, just in case you don't have any. The factory TIM can be wiped off; however, I will use it during my testing to see how well it works.