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CR-95C Nickel IcePipe 95W Fanless CPU Cooler

Nofan CR-95C Nickel IcePipe 95W Fanless CPU Cooler

- Replaced by the Nofan CR-95C Copper IcePipe 95W Fanless CPU Cooler

Next-generation fanless CPU cooler using IcePipe technology - no fans, no dust, no noise. Capable of silently cooling any processor with a TDP (thermal design power) output of up to 95 watts, including all Sandy Bridge CPUs.

CR-95C IcePipe 95W Fanless CPU Cooler
CR-95C IcePipe 95W Fanless CPU Cooler


  1. Totally fanless CPU cooler
  2. Uses patented IcePipe technology
  3. Can cool Intel & AMD CPUs with TDP of 95 watts or less
  4. Maintenance free and dust free
  5. Absolutely silent in operation
  6. Compatible with Intel LGA1155/1156/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2

Probably the biggest technical advancement of the last decade in the field of PC cooling has been the invention of the thermal heatpipe. This has allowed a much greater efficiency of heatsink to be designed, since heatpipes are good at moving heat from one location to another, both quickly and silently.

However, the performance of heatpipes has been limited by their internal design, which relies on cyclic evaporation and condensation of the water inside them. That is until now! The next generation heatpipe has arrived - it's smaller, lighter, wickless and offers a massive improvement in performance. Its design is patented by Nofan Corporation, and it's called the IcePipe.

The holy grail of quiet computing is excellent cooling without resorting to the use of a fan. Rather than using forced airflow along with its associated problems (noise, dust-build up, bearing wear and limited lifespan), convection cooling is definitely the technology of the future, and because of the IcePipe, this is now a realistic possibility.

The exact details of how the IcePipe works are a trade secret, but in essence they operate by liquid capillary action. By making the pipe very small, natural perpetual circulation of the liquid inside takes place, and heat is efficiently dissipated into the attached heatsink fins. Of course, like conventional heatpipes, the IcePipes are permanently sealed in the factory so that no liquid can ever escape.

The CR-95C is Nofan's flagship CPU cooler and the first of its kind in the world. It is a more user-friendly version of the CR-100A which is the slightly larger version sold with Nofan's barebones kits (Set-A40/A43). The IcePipe can easily be installed onto many types of motherboard without interference with other components. It is certainly a thing of great beauty and if you happen to have a side-window in your PC, a definite talking point! The primary consideration with the CR-95C (like all CPU coolers) is its ability to cool hot-running processors. The heat generated by a CPU is defined by its TDP (thermal design power) and is measured in watts. Newer processors tend to run cooler than previous generation models, although there will always be a trade-off between speed and heat. The CR-95C can continuously and silently cool any processor with a TDP specification of 95 watts and under, which includes the majority of processors on the market today - even high performance ones. For CPU and motherboard compatibility, please see below.

Chart showing motherboards which have been tested and found to be physically compatible with the IcePipe
Chart showing motherboards which have been tested and found to be physically compatible with the IcePipe

Chart showing video cards which have been tested and found to be physically compatible with the IcePipe
Chart showing video cards which have been tested and found to be physically compatible with the IcePipe

CompatibilityIntel LGA1155/1156/775 and AMD FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2
Max TDP95W
Installation MethodIntel and AMD - backplate, requires motherboard removal
Dimensions180mm diameter x 148mm high
Weight730 g
Thermal resistance @ 25°C ambient0.51 °C/W
Dissipation area217,036 mm²
CPU supported cores / clock speedsSingle, dual and quad / all speeds
Maximum RAM height32 mm
Supplied thermal greaseNF-SI100
Acoustic noise level0.0 dBA
Warranty24 months

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