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Thermolab Nano Silencer Review

gotdamojo06    -   April 30, 2008
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Conclusion:  

The Thermolab Nano Silencer was intended to be a low profile Socket 775 cooling solution for your computer, and while it does adhere to the low profile standard, unfortunately it does not cool the processor as effectively as high end heatsinks may. At stock CPU settings, load temperatures hit 61 degrees Celsius - far surpassing my comfort zone! I recorded disappointingly similar results when the overclocked E6600's load temps jumped to 73 degrees Celsius. However, the Thermolab Nano Silencer does take advantage of its design; due to the size of the unit, I was expecting much higher temperatures. I was impressed that something so little - when compared to the mammoth Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme - was only 30 degrees hotter at stock load temperatures. While the copper heatpipes were a nice touch, it would have been better had whole unit been made out of copper - or at least the base that connects to the heatpipes! I do like the fact that the cooler is made exclusively for Intel's Socket 775, which, to me, guarantees a simpler and more secure installation. If you are not terribly concerned about your CPU temps, and are looking to build a low profile computer or HTPC, then this cooler should be perfect for you. I would not suggest using this cooler on your processor if you are going to be doing any overclocking. Where this heatsink shines is in its ability to be used as a direct factory replacement that provides some additional cooling capacity in a small, low profile package.

 

Pros:

  • Compatible with Socket 775 only
  • Compact design
  • Copper heatpipes
  • Performs well for its size
  • Cools better than stock solution

 

Cons:

  • Does not cool as well as high performance heatsinks
  • Aluminum base

 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
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  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing
  5. Conclusion
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