Zalman CNPS 12X review -
Product Gallery and Installation
With the help of the supplied wrench we secured the silver colored bolts. The wrench can be used in an 45 degree angle, screw the bolts tight and the cooler is mounted and almost ready for action.
Once seated you can now connect the fan power cable to either your motherboard or a fan controller. The fans will emit a diffuse blue light.
The cooler has two operating modes, performance and low noise. The sheer difference is a supplied Resistor (RC5) which you place in-between the power source and the 9fan header cable. The resistor lowers voltage and keeps fan RPM below 1200 RPM, which we can recommend. though even at performance mode the cooler is not very noisy or anything.
Right, once the motherboard is out, 15 minutes work maximum if you follow our procudure, we positioned the cooler and are ready for the first test run.
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