Intel® Dual-Core Processors: Thermal Design

Intel® Dual-Core Processors: Thermal Design

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor, Intel® Pentium® Dual Core Processor, and Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor: Thermal and Mechanical Design Guidelines

Supporting the: - Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Processor E6000 and E4000 Series, Intel® Pentium® Dual Core Processor E2000 Series, and Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core Processor E1000 Series

Document Goals:

Depending on the type of system and the chassis characteristics, new system and component designs may be required to provide adequate cooling for the processor. The goal of this document is to provide an understanding of these thermal characteristics and discuss guidelines for meeting the thermal requirements imposed on single processor systems using the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor E6000 and E4000 series, Intel® Pentium® Dual Core processor E2000 series, and Intel® Celeron® Dual-Core processor E1000 series.

The concepts given in this document are applicable to any system form factor. Specific examples used will be the Intel enabled reference solution for ATX/uATX systems. See the applicable BTX form factor reference documents to design a thermal solution for that form factor.

Read the full Intel® Dual-Core Processors Thermal Design Guide.