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XIGMATEK PTR-CN881 HDT Northbridge Aluminum alloy Heatsinks only

  • Intel Pentium-4 LGA775 platform
  • nVidia: SiS: SiS 656
  • ATI: Radeon Express 200
  • Intel: P35,G33,P33,975X,Q965,P965,G965, 955X, 945G, 945P, 945PL, 925X, 925XE, 915G, 915P, 865PE, 848P
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The northbridge chip, also known as the memory controller hub. is responsible for keeping the CPU, RAM, graphics processors and other motherboard components talking to each other and doing their job. On gaming systems and other computers that require lots of high powered processing, these chips generate heat on a level of that produced by the CPU itself. In an over-clocked system, stability is absolutely vital and every option must be considered to maintain maximum performance.

Like a CPU cooler, the Xigmatek Porter N881 is designed to remove potentially damaging heat away from the chip. Xigmatek technology includes the single, large, pure copper aluminum heatpipe which employs HDT, or heatpipe direct touch, to dispense with the heatspreader and thermal plate by putting the heatpipe directly in contact with the chip for optimal thermal transference. The heat is whisked to the aluminum cooling fins, which are offset from the base to provide clearance for other components and coolers.

The user's choice of an 80mm fan can be installed at their option for additional cooling or to improve airflow. The Porter N881 utilizes the same vibration reduction technology and easy installation people have come to expect from Xigmatek.

  • newegg Superior Heat Dissipation The XIGMATEK PTR-N881 features H.D.T. (Heatpipe Direct Touch) technology for efficient heat conduction, plus high-density aluminum fins for maximum heat dissipation. The unit also provides an option to add an additional 80mm fan for the best possible cooling performance!
  • newegg Easy Installation With a multi-application design, the XIGMATEK PTR-N881 provides user-friendliness and convenience for quick installation.

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Model

Brand
XIGMATEK
Model
PTR-CN881

Spec

Type
Heatsinks only
Compatibility
Intel Pentium-4 LGA775 platform
nVidia: SiS: SiS 656
ATI: Radeon Express 200
Intel: P35,G33,P33,975X,Q965,P965,G965, 955X, 945G, 945P, 945PL, 925X, 925XE, 915G, 915P, 865PE, 848P
nForce4 SLI Intel Edition,790X,780G,770,650i
SiS 661FX/964
VIA: P4M800, PT880 Ultra

Intel Pentium-4 Socket 478 platform
Intel: 865, 865G, 845, 845PE, 875**
Heatsink Material
Aluminum alloy

Physical Spec

Heatsink Dimensions
Dimensions: 127.8(W) x 80(H) x 48.9(D)mm
Weight: 150g

Features

Features
H.D.T. (Heat-pipe direct touch) technology.
Special fin shape design
High performance heat-pipe.
Light weight.

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  • Daniel M.
  • 5/2/2014 4:05:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSweet

Pros: Decent price and highly effective and did not have to attach a fan to it

Cons: I didn't have a Smurf near by to read the tiny instructions so I just winged it but having worked with similar after market heat sinks this was no big deal.

Other Thoughts: I had an Old school Asus P5NSLI and the Northbridge on it was pure junk and this thing would over heat constantly causing shut downs and reboots even with a decent case with good ventilation and 3 fans. This baby is pure gold to me and going to check other builds and order more for sure. Thanks XIGMATEK you guys did awesome here :)

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  • Matt F.
  • 3/13/2014 5:02:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsXIGMATEK PTR-CN881 HDT Northbridge Heatsink

Pros: Looks cool, Antec Tri-cool fit like a glove on it. Nearly unlimited mounting options. It kept an overclocked North bridge 15*C cooler than stock. I'm a firm believer in direct touch coolers

Cons: Had to buy a windowed case so I can look at this puppy

Other Thoughts: Next best thing to water

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  • Norma E.
  • 11/30/2013 5:31:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsStop using Arctic Silver, its old hat

Pros: Copper heat-pipes can do no wrong.

Cons: None, the offset is good for big cooling setups.

Other Thoughts: I don't even own this product but I wanted to mention that xigmatech paste outperforms arctic silver 5. The stuff is old hat, you ought to get prolimatec instead. Everyone here should read this link:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/thermal-paste-performance-benchmark,3616-18.html

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  • Eric H.
  • 11/1/2013 6:07:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorth It

Pros: Well designed, put it in an older PC in a very high temperature environment. The CPU was shutting down a lot, after installing this it works fine and stays at a stable low temp. Would Recommend!

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Good Product

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  • Kenneth P.
  • 7/24/2013 4:10:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAbsolutely wonderful

Pros: Comes with everything you need.
Offset fins fit perfectly next to my CoolerMaster V8.

Cons: Putting in the screw under the fins was a lot of hassle.

Other Thoughts: The stock heat sink was a joke. 10 minutes of playing Fable 3 and I had to take a 5 minute break for it to cool down from 150F at the minimum settings. A fan helped only by reducing the cooldown time to 1 minute.
With this and no fan it rarely goes over 90F. I can finally play all my games at full for as long as I want.

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  • Henry L.
  • 6/28/2013 8:25:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat heatsink

Pros: If you have the space, this heatsink is a must. I was easily able to take my dinosaur AMD 785G w/ integrated ATI (amd) HD 4200 and juice the little guy from 500MHz to 800MHz with a mild over-volt. I'm running it passive, but (for me) it was perfect because the my CPU fan blows air directly through this NB sink after the air made it's way through the CPU sink. Great product, and by the way it's designed, it should fit most NB applications. In fact, my NB is even support in the sepcs but I bought it anyways, and sure enough it was perfect.

Cons: The fins are off-set from the die attachment. I assume it was made this way to accommodate an 80mm fan. A fan isn't included, but the rubber mounts for one are included. Being that it's off-set, I could see the heatsink cause problems for a very limited number of individuals looking to use to in conjunction with other bulky substituents on the motherboard.

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  • Dylan D.
  • 4/17/2013 4:50:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsLooks Ridiculous but great next to Cooler Master Hyper 212

Pros: North Bridge has never been cooler. This can be a pro or a con, but It's huge, and looks ridiculous, but next to my massive 212 Evo, it fits right in.

Cons: My NZXT Phantom Original is HUGE and this thing is about an inch below the evo. If your case will not fit an evo, careful about buying this.

Other Thoughts: Used arctic silver 5

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  • Jerry J.
  • 4/11/2013 8:20:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsBe carefull

Pros: It keeps the NB cool and with out the optional fan it is silent if it fits your board.

Cons: did not fit my board the ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0. when aligned to the NB correctly the screw and nut were jammed so tight to the heat pipe that it was not possible to tighten them correctly.

Had to ghetto rig it in place after hours of trial and error i managed to align the pipe and the NB and screw it down. i wiggles in place. i an sure it would wiggle if i had not ghetto rigged it. not sure i feel good about the install. I may try to mill the stock sink in to a home made hybrid.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/5/2012 6:53:49 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks fanless on an nForce 680i

Pros: Works fanless on an nForce 680i chipset, with 4GB Memory @ 800MHz, and C2D E4300 (1.8GHz) overclocked to 2.7GHz, so my heat demand is a little higher than stock. The hardware it comes with is quite complete - I was surprised by the inclusion of the foam support pad (past chipset cooler did not include this). It's a good break from the noise of the failing fan on the previous chipset cooler. Solid mounting.

Cons: -For whatever reason, they included an extra large, black, rubber fan mount, but just enough of the tiny, wood/skin colored washers. The latter is much easier to lose, but fortunately I didn't.

-Install requires the removal of the motherboard, since I didn't have the hook-style mounting. Takes a bit of time to do it right (read: to be a perfectionist)

Other Thoughts: The temps do hover about 6-8C higher than the NorthPole cooler, but keep in mind that is passive cooling vs active cooling. I installed it in a manner which left plenty of room for a normal thickness fan should the temps become unreasonable.

I can make no comment on other motherboards/graphics card configurations, but I my motherboard I could install it in just about any configuration without clearance issues. Using a GeForce GT 220 graphics card and stock intel CPU cooler (It keeps it plenty cool for even a 50% overclock)

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  • Daniel C.
  • 10/4/2012 2:28:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks and it Works Well

Pros: Supplied with a good selection of mounting hardware and the design for an optional fan attachment is pretty slick.

Cons: It is a little bit LARGE and a PITA to install. I'd strongly recommend removal of the MoBo rather than even try using the "hooks".

Other Thoughts: I'm using this to cool the Northbridge on an ASUS P8Z77K-V LK board that I'm putting quite a high demand on (batch processing high numbers of very large RAW image files).

With a an optional 80mm fan attached it has dropped the temperature 10c to 12c during these batch processes and the way this board is laid out it also blows nicely across the RAM heatsinks.

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