Nexus NHP-2200 Northbridge Cooler

Conclusion

Conclusion

If Nexus' aim was too make a passive, silent heatsink that needed no direct airflow then they haven't quite made the grade. Coupling the NHP-2200 with a toasty Nvidia 650i chipset gave some extremely worrying temperature results in the 70°c range. However, add a small fan to the NHP-2200 and the outcome is quite different.

The design and quality of the heatsink is simply amazing and a credit to Nexus - it's just a shame they didn't provide a graceful way of attaching a fan without the need for elastic bands or other "home-baked" solutions.

I was unable to obtain a UK price from my online searches, but I found it on sale for $19.95 over at cooltechpc, and for €18.95 from SilentPC. This translates to about £10, making it a good buy if you are replacing the heatsink on a lower end chipset.


Pros
• Looks fantastic
• Quality built
• Actively cooled it performs brilliantly
•Wide range of mounting options

Cons
• Not enough too cool my test bed passively

Recommended Award

Thanks to Nexus for providing the NHP-2200 for review.

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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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