Review: Arctic Cooling Copper Silent 2 TC

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Due to the thermal-controlled nature of this HSF the standard SPCR methodology doesn’t apply. Instead it's tested as an integrated unit at the standard 12V fan voltage with measurements taken of temperature, RPM, and noise level.

The Test Bed:

  • Abit NF7 motherboard, with latest BIOS revisions. Modified with passively cooled NB.
  • XP2100 Thoroughbred B, at stock speed and voltage (1.65v, 62.1 Watts max)
  • 1GB of PC2100 RAM.
  • ATI 9500 graphics card, passively cooled with Zalman Hp-80A heatpipe cooler.
  • Seagate Barracuda IV hard drive.
  • Enermax 365 PSU, modded with an L1A @7 volts.
  • 80mm Panaflo L1A reference fan.
  • Temperatures are read from the internal thermal diode of the CPU with http://www.silentpcreview.com