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Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler Review - Noise Level Results

Scythe Ashura CPU Cooler Review
Scythe delivers the Ashura, a user-friendly and compact heatsink that doesn't sacrifice performance.
| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Jun 7, 2013 5:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: Scythe

Noise Level Results

 

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Starting up the PC, the fan on the Ashura will spin right around 700 RPM, but for our testing and with 7.5V applied to the fan, I got a reading of 31dB as the fan was spinning at 875 RPM at that point. I have to give Scythe this one; this cooler sure is silent if you want it that way.

 

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The fan is specified to spin at 1300 RPM, and is most likely where most retail samples will spin. The sample I received spun at 1477 RPM when it takes on 12V of power. This fan is 40 RPM over spec which is no big deal for the testing, but in the audio results, where I got 47dB of noise from mine, it is potentially possible for yours to be even quieter.

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