Nexus NHP-2200 Northbridge Cooler
Published: 19th April 2007 | Source: www.stopthenoise.com | Price: |
With the ever growing mountain of components built into motherboards and the rapid increases in speed these days, chipsets are getting hotter and hotter. Even with these blatently obvious issues, many motherboard manufacturers still choose to install inferior cooling solutions on their motherboards. In this review I will be looking at the NHP-2200 - Nexus’ universal solution for cooling modern motherboard chipsets with zero noise.
Nexus are a European company based in the Netherlands who aim to bring the most effective cooling solutions, while keeping noise levels to a minimum. They’ve been operating in the market since 2000 and have established a good foothold in the industry. As a result a lot of major retailers are stocking their products all over the world.
Here are the specifications of the heatsink taken straight from Nexus’ site:
- Universal mounting, fits all major chipsets
- Full copper
- Heat pipe Technology
- 0 dB(A) noise level
- Easy installation
- Size: 46x46x63.3mm / 1.81x1.81x2.49 inch
- Weight: 114.5 gram
- Patented design
- Thermal grease supplied
Heat Pipe specifications
- U-type heat pipe
- Diameter: 5 mm
- Length: 143 mm
The box that the heatsink arrived in was quite substantial for the size of the item. Good to see Nexus packaging their items with care to ensure they arrive in tip-top condition.
Inside the outer packaging we can see the retail packaging: A flashy, well finished box that would look fantastic on the self of a store. On the front there's a picture of a person making the ‘shh’ sign and a few yellow bubbles outlining the main selling points of the heatsink. There is also a small porthole cut into the box so you can get a preview of the item contained inside.
On the left there are specifications printed onto the side of the box, and the back presents us with a longer description of the heatsink.
Upon opening the box you see that the heatsink is held in place by a molded plastic insert. Under this, the mounting hardware is stowed away along with various other bits and pieces.
The NHP-2200 comes with all the hardware you need to mount the sink to most motherboards and it’s all tightly wrapped in a zip lock bag. Along with the mounting hardware the heatsink also comes bundled with a shim to help protect your Northbridge and a syringe of thermal paste. The manual included is quite comprehensive and outlines installation of the heatsink on most modern types of boards.