IntroductionFrom the manufacturer Arctic Cooling:
Today we test Revision 2 of the Arctic Cooling ATI Silencer 4. Read our review of version 1 here.
|Fan casing||Hair Dryer (35 fins)|
|Heatsink plate||t(Cu)=2.5mm, 1.3mm|
|Bearing||Artic Ceramic Bearing: the shaft is made of ceramic for the perfect performance|
|Fan Speed||5V: 1100 RPM12V: 2000 RPM|
|Plug||Small 3 pin. Connects to video card|
|Fan cable length||150 mm|
- VGA cooler with fan and screws
- Backside cooling plate
- Thermal Paste
- PCI slot cover
- Instruction manual
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.
InstallationAs 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.