Tuesday, May 22nd 2018

Arctic Intros Alpine 12 Passive CPU Heatsink

Arctic introduced the Alpine 12 Passive, and here's our cure to your déjà vu. The cooler is essentially an Alpine M1 Passive, which launched early-2016, but is anodized black. It has the same exact design, which involves a large monolithic chunk of aluminium measuring 95 mm x 95 mm x 69 mm, dissipating heat over large ridges; with pre-applied MX-5 thermal paste at the base. Designed exclusively for the LGA115x socket, the cooler can handle TDP of up to 35W, although it's capable of up to 48W. The gaps between the ridges are wide enough to let you bolt on a 92 mm fan for additional cooling capacity. The heatsink is priced at USD $12, and is backed by a 6-year warranty, which could come in mighty handy if the block of metal with zero moving parts somehow stopped working.
Source: FanlessTech
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13 Comments on Arctic Intros Alpine 12 Passive CPU Heatsink

#1
MDDB
"...which could come in mighty handy if the block of metal with zero moving parts somehow stopped working."

LMAO
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#2
bug
MDDB, post: 3844934, member: 169859"
"...which could come in mighty handy if the block of metal with zero moving parts somehow stopped working."

LMAO
It's probably for the screws or springs having hidden defects, but funny phrasing nonetheless.
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#3
Dammeron
Wow, going back to the '90s I see...
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#4
FreedomEclipse
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Dammeron, post: 3844968, member: 150201"
Wow, going back to the '90s I see...
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#6
AnarchoPrimitiv
That looks like the heat sink that was on my first computer, a 233mhz Pentium w/ Mmx, 32MB ram, 4.3GB BFF, and an ATI video card with 4MB of VRAM back from 1996/7
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FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
AnarchoPrimitiv, post: 3845106, member: 168101"
That looks like the heat sink that was on my first computer, a 233mhz Pentium w/ Mmx
YES! exactly this.

I pulled one off an Intel Pentium Pro though which was in old dell machine (i think) when my college was having a major upgrade and they were just throwing out every peice of junk in their storage
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#8
DeathtoGnomes
I love the creative brain power put into this over the M1, lets hope it lasts just as long!:shadedshu:

AnarchoPrimitiv, post: 3845106, member: 168101"
That looks like the heat sink that was on my first computer, a 233mhz Pentium w/ Mmx, 32MB ram, 4.3GB BFF, and an ATI video card with 4MB of VRAM back from 1996/7
FreedomEclipse, post: 3845113, member: 38411"
YES! exactly this.

I pulled one off an Intel Pentium Pro though which was in old dell machine (i think) when my college was having a major upgrade and they were just throwing out every peice of junk in their storage
I... still have one or two in a box somewhere.:rolleyes:
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#9
MrGenius
btarunr
...pre-applied MX-5 thermal paste...
Damn. I thought for a second that something new, and actually interesting, was being announced here. But it's just a typo...:ohwell:

ARCTIC
Pre-applied MX-2 Thermal Paste

Thanks to the pre-applied MX-2 thermal compound,
a quick and clean installation is guaranteed.
https://www.arctic.ac/us_en/alpine-12-passive.html

USD 9,999.00?! :eek:

Talk about typos! :laugh:

EDIT: Why do I see one thing when I read my post here? And a completely different thing when I read my post here? :wtf:
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#11
Caring1
Solid copper would look nice …. again
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#13
CheapMeat
Someone has to do a mini-ITX build with this. I just gotta see it.
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