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Appeared on: Thursday, April 27, 2006
JingTing Force (JTS-0005)


1. Introduction
JingTing started as a sole distributor of Thermaltake, Bluetake, Maxim in Taiwan back in 2002. Recently, JingTing has started designing and manufacturing coolers of its own. Chip Force (JTS-0005) is the  first released northbridge cooler that has a special feature. The copper base attached to the heatpipe, can be adjust so as to avoid  contact with components on the mainboard. the company is scheduled to release a series of cooler in the near future, and the chip cooler will also be coming out in a newer version.

The Force cooler is a chipset cooler module, with a copper base and 29 fin heatsink, that promises to keep the temperature of your motherboard's main chipset down. This is a great cooler for the NForce4 chipset, which tends to produce high temperatures.

Features

- Pure Copper base material.
- Plated copper heatpipe transfers the heat quickly.
- Much better heat dissipation is delivered by larger heat fin surface, made up of 29 high performance plated copper fins.
- Universal patent design, adjustable heatpipe, broad array of applications.
- 40mm fan included, for aiding heat dissipation.
- Easy installation.

Specifications

P/N JTS0005
Heatsink Dimension 82mm* 67mm
Heatsink Material Copper base & plated copper fins (29 fins)
Heatpipe Plated copper tube (6mm)
Fan Dimension 40mm*40mm*10mm
Rated Voltage 12V
Started Voltage 7V
Power Input 0.66W
Fan Speed 4300 rpm
Rated Current 0.055 A
Max. Air Flow 4.3 CFM
Max. Air Pressure 1.9 mm - H2O
Noise 21 dBA
Connector 3pin
Life Time 30.000 Hours
Weight 176g


2. Installation

The Force cooler looks quite impressive, well for a chipset cooler anyway. There is no comparison between the stock cooler and the Force's copper base and 29 fins.


Stock Cooler

The retail package includes all necessary components in order to install the Force cooler.

Consult your motherboard's manual in order to find which chipset is the main one. Usually, it is quite easy to spot. On our ASUS motherboard, the NForce4 is located just away from the processor, on the corner formed by the RAM and VGA card sockets.

If you uninstall the stock cooler, you will then see the main chipset, which in our case was the NForce4.

First, you'll have to remove the motherboard from the PC case, since you have pass two of the long screws from the behind, as shown below:

From the upper side of the motherboard, secure the screws with the nuts. There is no need to over tighten, hand tight will do, so there's no need to use a tool here.

Normally, you should use two washers between the board and the nut. The bottom washer is non-metallic and the top is metallic.

But it may not always be possible with some motherboards, as in the case of the MSI motherboard we tried. As you can see below, there is not enough space for the washers to sit properly, and could do more damage than good here, especially if the metal washer is used. In this case, you would probably only use the non-metallic washer, cutting it so that it doesn't find on any surrounding components.

Don't forget to peel off the transparent protective strip from the copper base before installing it onto the chipset.

Put some thermal compound on the chipset. Included with the Force cooler, is a rectangular piece of spongy material which sits on the outskirts of the chipset as shown below. We believe this is there to help keep the cooler's base at an even distance from the top surface of the chipset although it is so soft, that it can hardly offer any real resistance.

Place the Force cooler onto the chipset and use the appropriate parts to fasten it, as shown below.

Don't forget to connect the fan's power cable to the motherboard.

The Force is now in place and looks quite impressive.

Its dimensions shouldn't extend beyond the motherboard, while it can be positioned at just about any angle, depending on available space and best fit. You shouldn't have any problems, no matter the motherboard, but check first to make sure since there's no way we can test the installation with every available motherboard.


3. Performance

To measure the temperature with the Force cooler, we used the SpeedFan utility, which provided us with real time monitoring and created a graph of temperature over time.

Fan speed with the stock cooler on the NForce4...

Unfortunately, the Force cooler comes with a three pin, two cable fan connector, so we couldn't record its rotation speed. According to the manufacturer, it is 4300 rpm, which is a thousand and even more rpm, lower than the stock cooler.

Temperatures with the stock cooler on board...
and now the Force cooler.

The difference in peak temperature levels was about 4°C lower with the Force installed. The noise level is not noticeable.


4. Conclusion

The Jingting Force cooler is an impressive cooling solution, with a copper base and aluminum fins, promising low noise and lower temperatures. Certainly, the Force cooler is a great mod for any PC enthusiast and will improve the look of any motherboard.

The noise levels are low, despite the fact that the small fan rotates at 4300rpm. We didn't notice any noise. As far as temperature is concerned, there's a drop certainly, nothing outstanding, but it will keep your system's main chipset cooler, especially after many time of operation. It will delay the increase in temperature in comparison to the standard cooler while it will also cool faster.

There are a number of motherboards which already have an effective cooling system. From ABIT for example with a solid copper cooler or ASUS which uses aluminium, and their fan rotation speed is at 5500rpm. In such cases, there would probably be no real gain, if any. But for all other motherboards, especially if you feel you chipset may be overheating and causing problems, the Jingting Force cooler may be a solution.



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