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TTIC NPH-201 Athlon XP Heatsink Review - Heat Column

TTIC is an upcoming company in the PC enthusiast cooling market. Today we are taking a look at their NPH-201 heatsink for the AMD Athlon XP processor. It offers a new technology called "Heat Column" which provides adequate cooling with low noise output with just a 70mm fan.

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TweakTown Rating: 9.0%Manufacturer: TTIC

Heat Column



So what exactly is a Heat Column?


To put it simply, a Heat Column is a smooth copper base attached to a tube, which is also made of copper. It almost looks like the casing of a rifle round in shape. If you'll look at the picture above, you'll be able to see the Heat Column which goes from the base to the top of the cooler. It is the copper column that goes up the center of the cooler.


Now, the tube is not solid, but hollow. It is filled with a "non-organic substance" that aids in the transfer of heat upward and away from the base of the column. Once the heat is traveling away from the base of the column, it is dissipated outward even more by means of the copper fins.


The effectiveness of the Heat Column is what allows the cooler to be viable with a small, quiet fan. Of course, you can make it even more powerful by using larger and more fans on the system, but it is nice to know there is a quiet option that will still work if you want it to.


Operational Note



I don't always make notes regarding the contact patch of the processor to the heatsink, but considering that the Heat Column is the only part of the base utilized in cooling, it is an important concept with this cooler.


It only takes a quick glance to see the dead-center contact patch after removing the cooler from the test system. Many coolers will be offset after removal, but not this model. It also shows that you can expect maximum efficiency from the Heat Column technology used in this heatsink.




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