Article ID: 000038285 Content Type: Compatibility Last Reviewed: 03/30/2022

How to Choose Thermal Solutions for Intel® Core™ Boxed Desktop Processor

Environment

Applies on Intel® Boxed Desktop Processors

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Summary

Requirements for the thermal solution (cooler) or liquid cooling solution for Intel® Core™ Boxed Desktop Processor

Description

Need to know how to choose a thermal solution for Intel® Core Processor.

Resolution

For the 12th Generation, Intel Core™ Processors follow the steps below:

  1. Click the product specification page and enter the Intel processor number in the search box located top right corner
  2. Once on the page, check the Processor Base Power field located in the CPU Specifications section. 
  3. Choose a thermal solution that is equal to or higher than the Processor Base Power based on your needs and requirements.

For the 11th Generation and older follow the same steps above but check TDP  field instead (as shown below) and choose a thermal solution equal to or higher than TDP.

NoteFor a liquid cooling solution, make sure it is compatible with the processor socket. Contact the liquid cooling solution manufacturer to verify the compatibility.

Example of 12th Generation processors.

Example of 12th Generation processors

Example of 11th Generation and older processors.

Example of 11th Generation and older processors

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