Requirements for the thermal solution (cooler) or liquid cooling solution for Intel® Core™ Boxed Desktop Processor
Need to know how to choose a thermal solution for Intel® Core Processor.
For the 12th Generation, Intel Core™ Processors follow the steps below:
- Click the product specification page and enter the Intel processor number in the search box located top right corner
- Once on the page, check the Processor Base Power field located in the CPU Specifications section.
- 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.
|Note||For 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 11th Generation and older processors.