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nPowerTek TTIC NPH-101 Pentium4 Heatsink Review
nPowerTek TTIC NPH-101 Pentium4 Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The large heat column stands 100mm tall, and comes in direct contact with the processor core. The hollow copper heat column works because of a chemically coated interior surface.

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TTIC   Cooling / Heatsinks   Aug 08, 2004   Max Page  

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Information not expressly stated in the Final Rise above Ambient Temperature Test Results List concerns the pre-applied thermal pad (we remove this for testing any way), the number of fans on each heatsink, general fan noise and clip force observations, and ambient temperature measurements. As always, FrostyTech's Synthetic Temperature Test results for the Socket 478 Intel Pentium 4 platform are grouped according to the results for the 100W test die.

FrostyTech Synthetic Temperature Heatsink Test Results: *Ranked according to 100W interface die test results.

( Socket 478 - Pentium4 ) Rise Above Ambient Temp. (c)
Mfg. Model 27mm large copper block 27mm large copper block

50W

100W

Cooljag (high) CJC66IC-A 10.4 21.3
Gigabyte (high) PCU31-VH 12.5 22.3
Coolermaster (high) Hyper6 KHCV81U1 12.4 23.4
Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu 12.4 24.9
Alpha S-PAL8952 12.7 25.4
AVC Z7U7408001 12.9 25.8
Alpha PAL8942 14.7 26.1
Gigabyte (high) 3DCooler-pro 15.6 26.6
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu 14.1 27.7
AVC 117140 15.2 27.8
JMC Products 401100 15.6 27.9
Coolermaster (high) Jet4 12.6 28.1
Taisol CEP447181 14.6 28.7
Jetart JAP416A 11.8 29.1
Thermal Integration TI-A8736N 12.4 29.1
Arkua 8568 15.4 29.3
Intel Stock 3.06GHz 15.0 30.1
Jetart JAP407A 13.8 30.2
TTIC NPH-101 13.4 31.2
Thermal Integration TI-RV108N 15.9 31.7
Vantec VP4-7245 18.0 31.7
Thermal Integration (high) TI-V7035TN 18.1 32.7
Verax Polargate AL S 17.0 32.9
AVC Z7H2403012 15.2 33.4
Cooljag JVC661A 17.3 33.5
TS Heatronics (6" fan dist) NCU-1000 15.6 33.6
Scythe Kamakaze 18.9 34.1
Zalman CNPS6500-AlCu 17.2 34.3
Taisol CEP426151A 19.4 35.4
Spire SP420B8 17.4 36.2
Arkua 838T-7G 18.7 36.7
Intel Socket 478 19.4 37.4
Zalman CNPS5700D-Cu 18.9 38.3
Evercool NW9F715CA 19.1 38.5
Aopen ACP4LC 17.9 38.8
Globalwin VA476 20.8 39.3
Dynatron DC1206BM-S 20.8 39.6
AVC 117160 20.3 39.8
Evercool CUW8-715 21.8 40.8
Arctic Cooling SuperSilent4 Pro 21.7 43.0
Verax P16Cu 22.0 45.1
Verax (high) P17CuX 27.8 47.6
Verax P16 27.4 54.0
Dynatron DC1U-B02 32.9 67.4

50W

100W

Although the TTIC NPH-101 features a rather innovative copper column which applies some patented technology, the heatsink is at best able to provide good Pentium 4 cooling. Noise figures are in line for a heatsink with two 70mm fans, and while this would generally make the TTIC NPH-101 a pretty good heatsink, it does have some faults.

The most significant fault is the mounting mechanism. To have to remove the entire motherboard, and install a special CPU socket is both inconvenient, and a turn-off for novice users. So even though the NPH-101 produces respectable thermal figures, and applies some innovative cooling technology, it is not a heatsink I'd jump to recommend.... in its current form anyway. Were TTIC to redesign the mounting process, and ditch the custom backplate, I think many more consumers would find the NPH-101 a worthwhile cooler for their Pentium 4 systems.

Bottom line, the TTIC NPH-101 has good cooling capability but it's plagued with a cumbersome installation regime. There are plenty of heatsinks on the market which perform better, and are much easier to install. The NPH-101 heatsink is ultimately going to face some tough competition.

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Table of Contents:

 1:  nPowerTek TTIC NPH-101 Pentium4 Heatsink Review
 2:  Examining the Heatsink
 3:  Heatsink Thermal/Acoustic Test Parameters
 4:  Surface Roughness Comparison
 5: — Final Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

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