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Keeping the AMD 1900 Series "Threadripper Cool"
Of one the hardest things to do with the newest edition to the AMD central processor line is keeping the Threadripper cool. All Threadripper CPUs so far are 180-watt TDP chips.  That is 180 watts at rest and almost 225 watts at max peak (non-overclocking).  It has a large physical foot print, larger than anything heretofore!


AMD uses solder between Threadripper's dies and its heat spreader. This plays a critical role in aiding our cooling efforts. For everyday use, a normal water-cooling solution will definitely suffice thanks to AMD's soldered heat spreader, which makes Threadripper less of a challenge than Intel's Core i9-7900X.

As of this writing I am choosing the Enermax Liqtech TR4 as my personal cooling solution.  It is a 360 mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooler.  No, they did not pay me to write this... it is just the most logical choice of coolers that can cool the Threadripper at this time on the market, period.

The ENERMAX LIQTECH TR4
This series is especially engineered for AMD SocketTR4, featuring patented Shunt Channel Technology (SCT), high pressure PWM fans, and high-efficiency ceramic nano PI bearing pump to keep your systems cool and quiet at all times. LIQTECH TR4 lineup offers unbeatable 500W+ cooling capacity; this liquid cooling innovation is definitely a perfect choice for high-end, overclocked AMD CPUs.

Patented Shunt-Channel-Technology (SCT) boosts thermal conductivity and eliminates any heat surge capacity!

ENERMAX patented SCT (Shunt-Channel-Technology) design enables the cold plate to eliminate the "Boundary Layer" to increase coolant flow momentum and accelerate heat transfer performance. The SCT also lets heated and non-heated coolant to swap the channel and increase utilization rate.

I tried to use a normal 360 mm cooler, and the foot print of the CPU cooler was just too small.  Check the foot print to the left.  Notice how it almost covers the die of the CPU, but leaves around 15% to 18% uncovered. 

Powered up the CPU heats up very quickly.  Forget gamming or video editing.  Maybe surfing the net without playing any YouTube videos!?  Just not enough there to cover the whole CPU.  There are those out there that will swear you can get away with the old style cooler, but when you try.... well the CPU just might fry.

Below, we can see where the standard size water cooler coverage area falls short.  It is 11 mm to be exact!  Again, this thing is a monster in size.  I thought the paste would spread out and cover better, but it does not. It goes to the edge of the old style cooler, but leaves around 2 mm to 3 mm uncovered.

It takes a true to size cooler plate that matches the Threadripper's massive heat spreader.  If you are looking for air cooling, the Noctua NH-D14 120mm/140mm CPU Cooler is the choice for video editors and gamers' alike.

Combining a massive six heat-pipe dual radiator design with an exquisite NF-P14/NF-P12 dual fan configuration is the only thing I have found to keep it cool enough.  However, you going to need a HAF 932 computer case to house the thing.  It is freaking massive and weighs in at 2.75 pounds!

Below we can find a video from Hardware Canucks to help you decided on how you wish to move forward in cooling your AMD Threadripper CPU.

Cooling the Ryzen Threadripper by AMD


Keeping the AMD 1900 Series "Threadripper Cool"
Of one the hardest things to do with the newest edition to the AMD central processor line is keeping the Threadripper cool. All Threadripper CPUs so far are 180-watt TDP chips.  That is 180 watts at rest and almost 225 watts at max peak (non-overclocking).  It has a large physical foot print, larger than anything heretofore!

AMD uses solder between Threadripper's dies and its heat spreader. This plays a critical role in aiding our cooling efforts. For everyday use, a normal water-cooling solution will definitely suffice thanks to AMD's soldered heat spreader, which makes Threadripper less of a challenge than Intel's Core i9-7900X.

As of this writing I am choosing the Enermax Liqtech TR4 as my personal cooling solution.  It is a 360 mm AIO Liquid CPU Cooler.  No, they did not pay me to write this... it is just the most logical choice of coolers that can cool the Threadripper at this time on the market, period.
The ENERMAX LIQTECH TR4
This series is especially engineered for AMD SocketTR4, featuring patented Shunt Channel Technology (SCT), high pressure PWM fans, and high-efficiency ceramic nano PI bearing pump to keep your systems cool and quiet at all times.

LIQTECH TR4 lineup offers unbeatable 500W+ cooling capacity; this liquid cooling innovation is definitely a perfect choice for high-end, overclocked AMD CPUs.

Patented Shunt-Channel-Technology (SCT) boosts thermal conductivity and eliminates any heat surge capacity!

ENERMAX patented SCT (Shunt-Channel-Technology) design enables the cold plate to eliminate the "Boundary Layer" to increase coolant flow momentum and accelerate heat transfer performance. The SCT also lets heated and non-heated coolant to swap the channel and increase utilization rate.
I tried to use a normal 360 mm cooler, and the foot print of the CPU cooler was just too small.  Check the foot print to the left.  Notice how it almost covers the die of the CPU, but leaves around 15% to 18% uncovered. 

Powered up the CPU heats up very quickly.  Forget gamming or video editing.

Maybe surfing the net without playing any YouTube videos!?  Just not enough there to cover the whole CPU.  There are those out there that will swear you can get away with the old style cooler, but when you try.... well the CPU just might fry.
Below, we can see where the standard size water cooler coverage area falls short.  It is 11 mm to be exact!  Again, this thing is a monster in size.  I thought the paste would spread out and cover better, but it does not. It goes to the edge of the old style cooler, but leaves around 2 mm to 3 mm uncovered.

It takes a true to size cooler plate that matches the Threadripper's massive heat spreader.  If you are looking for air cooling, the Noctua NH-D14 120mm/140mm CPU Cooler is the choice for video editors and gamers' alike.

Combining a massive six heat-pipe dual radiator design with an exquisite NF-P14/NF-P12 dual fan configuration is the only thing I have found to keep it cool enough.  However, you going to need a HAF 932 computer case to house the thing.  It is freaking massive and weighs in at 2.75 pounds!

Below we can find a video from Hardware Canucks to help you decided on how you wish to move forward in cooling your AMD Threadripper CPU.
Cooling the Ryzen Threadripper by AMD
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