Sunbeam Silent Whisper K8


<script type="text/javascript" src=""></script> Posted 7/17/2006
Author: Nicholas Sarpolis (NickS)
Hardware Acquired: FrozenCPU


I'm going to be using my spare rig to test this heatsink, so it should be simple to install as it's in a relitively roomy case with a motherboard that has a good layout.  Before installing the new heatsink, I cleaned off the IHS of the CPU and applied a nice large blob of Arctic Silver Ceramique, to ensure good contact with the CPU. 


Lookin good!  Now lets fire it up and test it out.  But wait, did I forget to plug in the fan?  It's not spinning when I turn the PC on.  Nope, it's plugged in.  Hmm.. let's try a molex adapter.  Nope, still not spinning.  The fan is dead!!  Time to improvise.

Zip ties fix all.  I've zip-tied a low-speed 80MM fan onto the heatsink.  Not lookin' good for Sunbeam, thus far.  I guess we'll have to let performance decide the final verdict though, so lets see how it does!
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Most Recent Comments

05-06-2006, 10:12:48

Today sees the release of the nVidia 7950 graphics cards, with XFX releasing both Extreme and XXX versions which come heavily pre-overclocked.

Read About it HereQuote

05-06-2006, 10:52:55

wow, nvidia dont know where to stop.....which is a damn good thing imoQuote

05-06-2006, 11:00:20

Meh, bring on dual G80sQuote

05-06-2006, 11:06:53

Imma see if I can get hold of one of these Quote

05-06-2006, 11:22:06

Originally Posted by name='Kempez'
Imma see if I can get hold of one of these
you would wouldnt you lol, just cant say noQuote

05-06-2006, 11:27:13

yeah but I'm not buying one

Waste of money imoQuote

06-06-2006, 00:28:19

Wow aesthetically they don't do a lot for me, they look quite ugly tbh. Although I'm sure that they'll push through the pixels quite well. I think I'll wait for next the next gen though. Agreed with Kemp here though, we need to have one for a reviewQuote

06-06-2006, 01:16:48

I certainly wouldn't buy one - i can just imagine the driver issues now...Quote

06-06-2006, 01:33:04

Originally Posted by name='Ham'
Meh, bring on dual G80s

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