Installation

We installed the Zalman CNPS9900 LED in our Intel i7 test system. We use an i7-920 for testing, and this should be a good indicator if this heatsink can handle the rigors of today’s high-end, quad-core processors.

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The first item to install is the bracket to mount the heatsink. Simple enough.


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Next, we just four screws to secure the top mounting bracket in place.


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After that, I applied the included thermal paste onto the CPU. I never used thermal paste that you brushed on before, but it seemed to work just fine.


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Next, I added the mounting clip to the heatsink and placed both items over the CPU to ensure it is properly aligned.


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Lastly, I screwed in the mounting clip, which secured the heatsink over the CPU.


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Here’s a quick shot of the heatsink installed and glowing nicely. The entire install took around 10 minutes and we didn’t run into a single hitch during installation.

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