In this review we have tested the Akasa Silver Mountain 2 N2/GM Cooler and measured the temperature results with our test setup. Additionally you can listen to an embedded MP3 fan sound sample of the fan on the respective heatsink.
|Description||Akasa Silver Mountain 2 with Papst 8412 N/2GM fan and fan adapter|
|Overall size in L/B/H||++ 83/83/90 mm The heat sink protrudes only minimally over the socket, but the fan adapter makes the cooler dimensions much larger.|
|flow rate||+++ 34 CFM (~2600 rpm)|
|noise level||+++ 26 dB (A) The 80s Papst N/2GM fan is absolutely quiet to listen to online:|
|assembly||+++ Very well locked clamp, which can be easily pushed down with a small slotted screwdriver, whereby the screwdriver cannot slip out of the provided holder due to lateral metal clamps.|
|Cooling result||+++ The cooling result is quite respectable. The CPU reached almost 42°C at 1.75 V and only 45°C at 1.90 Volt.|
|Overall impression||+++ The nearly 600 gram heavy successor of the well known Silver Mountain from Akasa has a mirror-smooth underside, which even irritated my digicam a bit, because the scratches on the lower picture are only absolutely small and look gigantic on the photo. Due to the very good workmanship, the Akasa Silver Mountain 2 delivered useful results even with the whisper-quiet 80 N/2GM fan on the included fan adapter, which are suitable for both original PCs and overclocked Socket A systems. But the cooler is not only something for the CPU, but certainly also something for the eye, which will certainly play a big role in buying case modders.
It is also suitable for Peltier elements ! Many thanks to Overclockers.de for the test sample.
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