Zalman CNPS 9900 DF review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/16/2012 09:11 AM [ 0 comment(s) ]
Mounting the cooler is a fairly easy thing to do, though the motherboard needs to come out of the chassis. Now you first prepare the backplate, nuts need to be inserted in the holes for corresponding processor Socket, Socket 1155/1156 in our case, which then are secured with a nut cap.
We mount the back plate and need to prep the cooler as some Intel clips needs to be mounted (shown below). If you are doing an Intel installation use the black washers. If you are on an AMD platform, use the transparent washers. We did it the wrong way and it had an incredible effect on performance.
You can already insert your processor and apply thermal paste. BTW the picture makes it look like there's a gallon of it on there, which is not the case. Apply a drop is needed, smear it out making sure you have a flat thin layer applied.
So at the cooler's base, we need to secure push through the four nuts from the backplate. And now we can mount the cooler onto the motherboard.
With the help of a wrench you can secure the last four bolts. This is the most tricky and icky part though as the bolts are hard to reach.
We review the Zalman CNPS 9900 DF CPU cooler with Dual Fan. It's 2012 and Zalman is going strong on the concept and just when you think they can't change anything on that design ...
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