Arctic Cooling ATI Silencer 4 Rev. 2

Arctic Cooling ATI Silencer 4 Rev. 2

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Introduction

From the manufacturer Arctic Cooling:

Today we test Revision 2 of the Arctic Cooling ATI Silencer 4. Read our review of version 1 here.

Fan casingHair Dryer (35 fins)
Heatsink platet(Cu)=2.5mm, 1.3mm
BearingArtic Ceramic Bearing: the shaft is made of ceramic for the perfect performance
Memory coolerYes
Fan Speed5V: 1100 RPM12V: 2000 RPM
PlugSmall 3 pin. Connects to video card
Fan cable length150 mm


Packaging



Box contents:
  • VGA cooler with fan and screws
  • Backside cooling plate
  • Thermal Paste
  • PCI slot cover
  • Instruction manual
  • Sticker


The first revision used a heatsink base which was higher than the surrounding copper, which led to flatness problems. Revision two does not use this, so the surface is much flatter.



Installation

As always when installing a VGA Silencer, installation is very easy and takes only a few minutes.





The second revision uses thermal pads to improve contact with the memory chips. Contact is excellent now, revision 1 had a few problems with it. It is easy to get the thermal pads off when removing the cooler.



The fan connector cable is a bit long, but it is possible to hide the excess cable under the cooling fan.
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