Nofen CR-100A IcePipe 100W Fanless CPU Cooler
- Weight: 0.400 Kgs
“Next-generation fanless CPU cooler using IcePipe technology - no fans, no dust, no noise. Capable of silently cooling any processor with a TDP (thermal design power) output of up to 100 watts.”
Probably the biggest technical advancement of the last decade in the field of PC cooling has been the invention of the thermal heatpipe. This has allowed a much greater efficiency of heatsink to be designed, since heatpipes are good at moving heat from one location to another, both quickly and silently.
However, the performance of heatpipes has been limited by their internal design, which relies on cyclic evaporation and condensation of the water inside them. That is until now! The next generation heatpipe has arrived - it's smaller, lighter, wickless and offers a massive improvement in performance. Its design is patented by Nofen Corporation, and it's called the IcePipe.
The holy grail of quiet computing is excellent cooling without resorting to the use of a fan. Rather than using forced airflow along with its associated problems (noise, dust-build up, bearing wear and limited lifespan), convection cooling is definitely the technology of the future, and because of the IcePipe, this is now a realistic possibility.
The exact details of how the IcePipe works are a trade secret, but in essence they operate by liquid capillary action. By making the pipe very small, natural perpetual circulation of the liquid inside takes place, and heat is efficiently dissipated into the attached heatsink fins. Of course, like conventional heatpipes, the IcePipes are permanently sealed in the factory so that no liquid can ever escape.
The CR-100A is Nofen's flagship CPU cooler and the first of its kind in the world. Despite its large size, it can easily be installed onto many types of motherboard without interference with other components. It is certainly a thing of great beauty and if you happen to have a side-window in your PC, a definite talking point! The primarily limitation with the CR-100A (like all CPU coolers) is its ability to cool hot-running processors. The heat generated by a CPU is defined by its TDP (thermal design power) and is measured in watts. Newer processors tend to run cooler than previous generation models, although there will always be a trade-off between speed and heat. The CR-100A can continuously and silently cool any processor with a TDP specification of under 100 watts, which includes the majority of processors on the market today - even high performance ones. For CPU and motherboard compatibility,
- Totally fanless CPU cooler
- Uses patented IcePipe technology
- Can cool Intel & AMD CPUs with TDP below 100 watts
- Maintenance free and dust free
- Absolutely silent in operation
|Previously known as||CR-132|
|CPU socket compatibility||Socket LGA1155/6, 775, AM3, AM2+, AM2, 754, 939 and 940|
|Intel CPU compatibility||Core i3, i5, i7, Core 2 Quad/Duo, Dual Core Pentium, Pentium D, Pentium 4, Celeron D *|
|AMD CPU compatibility||Phenom II, Phenom, Athlon 64 FX/X2 Dual Core, Athlon 64, Opteron, Opteron Dual Core, Sempron|
|CPU supported cores / clock speeds||Single, dual and quad / all speeds|
|Maximum CPU thermal output||100 watts|
|Heatsink dimensions||222 mm (diameter) x 132 mm (height)|
|Supplied thermal grease||NF-SI100|
|Thermal resistance @ 25°C ambient||0.48 °C/W|
|Acoustic noise level||0.0 dBA|
|Intel||Socker 1155||P8P67 PRO||P8H67-M|
|Socket 1156||P7P55D-E||MAXIMUSⅢ GENE|
|Socket 775||PSE||MAXIMUSⅢ FORMULA|
Int¡¯l Co., Ltd.
|Socket 775||P45 NEO2-FIR||G45TM-E51|
Int¡¯l Co., Ltd.
|Socket 1156||GA-P55A UD3R V2||GA-H55M-USB3|
VGA Card List
|VGA Card||Sapphire Technology Limited||Radeon HD 4350 DDR2 HDMI 512MB|
|Sapphire Technology Limited||Radeon HD 5450 HM D2 512MB LP|
|Micro-Star Int¡¯l Co., Ltd.||Radeon HD 5450 RS 450-MD512H 512MB LP|
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