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Designed for ITX and HTPC systems.

Total height is only 58mm (2.28 inches) including the TY-100 fan.

The adjustable Enhanced Fan Mount is capable of mounting Thermalright’s
TY-140 series fans & 120mm fans.

Full nickel plating of the six heatpipes and heatsink body ensures optimal anti-oxidization.

Supports all modern CPU sockets and platforms.


We know that cooler choice has long been a headache for ITX and HTPC system builders.   Stock CPU heatsinks and coolers are hot and noisy, while high quality coolers usually either don’t fit the case or interferes with your GPU.  So finding the perfect balance of size, thermal performance and noise on ITX and HTPC systems has never been easy, until now!

 The Thermalright AXP-100 is here!  This latest creation by Thermalright is only a mere 58mm (2.28 inches) in height including the bundled TY-100 high performance PWM fan.  This height provides almost full compatibility with HTPC and ITX cases on the market.  Thermalright.com will also be displaying a full list of case compatibility on our product page.

Besides supporting all modern CPU sockets and platforms, system and main board compatibility is also no problem for the AXP-100. AXP-100’s small form factor has minimal interference with tall heatsink RAM, full length GPU cards and PCI-E slots.

The AXP-100 uses a jaw dropping number of six 6mm heatpipes, which usually only appears on mammoth tower heatsinks. The included Enhanced Fan Mount also allows power users to replace the included TY-100 100mm high performance PWM fan, with regular aftermarket 120mm fans or Thermalright’s award winning TY-140 series of 140mm fans. The Enhanced Fan Mount is also X/Y axis adjustable, providing the best component and PCI-E compatibility when you go XL on your fan!

The AXP-100 is the complete thermal upgrade solution for your next ITX and HTPC build.  Use the best heatsink technology to bring a no compromises cooling experience to systems builders.  Make your next system truly the coolest piece of tech there is.


Technical Spec :
Heatsink Specifications:
Dimension: L121 mm x W105 mm x H44 mm
Weight: 320g
Heat pipes: 6mm heatpipe x 6 units
Fin: T = 0.5 mm ; Gap = 1.9 mm
Fin Pcs: 28 + 6 + 5 = 39 pcs
Copper Base: C1100 Pure copper nickel plated
Motherboard to Fin: 27 + 8 = 35 mm
TY-100 FAN Spec
Dimension: L108 mm x W101 mm x H14 mm
Weight: 40g
Rated Speed: 900~2500RPM±15%
Noise Level: 22~30 dBA
Air Flow: 16.0~44.5CFM
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Installation Guide
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Case Compatibile List

Motherboard Compatibility
Intel:  Socket LGA 775/1150/1151/1155/1156/1366/2011/2011-3
AMD: Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+/FM1/FM2/FM2+



Question :When I install the AXP-100 on a ITX mainboard, but also want to install a TY-140 series fan, how can I avoid interfering the graphics card with the larger fan?

Answer : The Enhanced Fan Mount bundled with the AXP-100 can be adjusted in all four directions.  So when you use a larger fan like the TY-140, you can slide the Enhanced Fan Mount to the opposite direction to avoid the graphics card or tall heatsink RAM.



If your mainboard has larger components or protruding pins on the backside, causing interference when installing the AXP-100’s mounting backplate, you can choose to install your AXP-100 without the backplate as showed below.

If the backside of your mainboard has push pins or components like the photo above.  The mounting backplate may interfere and be un-leveled.  In this case please install your mounting bracket as instructed below.

First pass the M3L10 screws through the Intel Washers.

Pass the M3L10 screws through the backside of the mainboard.

Pass the M3L10 screws through the backside of the mainboard.



Question : I bought an ITX mainboard, and also your AXP-100.  However, now I want to add an extra VGA/GPU card, are all VGA cards compatible?

Answer : The AXP-100 is compatible with “almost” all VGA cards.  The only type of VGA card to watch out for, are special cards which have heatsinks or components extending to the back of the card(most are cards with passive cooling, as the following graphic shows)  These types of cards are not compatible with the AXP-100.




Question : My case is a Lian-Li Q03. After installing my AXP-100, I found that the cooler’s TY-100 fan is very close to the PSU. In fact the PSU’s pull fan is directly on top of the AXP-100’s fan. In this case should I mount the fan in a push or pull direction (towards the heatsink)?

Answer : If you’re using the Q03 case or a similar system setup, where the PSU’s pull exhaust fan is very close and directly above the AXP-100. Then we suggest to mount the TY-100 in reverse pulling air from the heatsink. This creates a wind tunnel effect, pulling hot air straight out of the case and in turn increasing overall performance. Please refer to the graphical demonstrations below to determine what airflow direction you should choose in your system.


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