Zalman CNPS11X Performa CPU Cooler Review

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The CNPS11X Performa (Cont’d)

The base of the cooler is seen in Figure 8. The heatpipes keep direct contact to the processor.

Zalman CNPS11X PerformaFigure 8: Base

In Figure 9, you can see the CNPS11X Performa without the fan. Notice that the bottom of the heatsink is closed with a larger fin, but it has folds that direct part of the airflow to the voltage regulator of the motherboard.

Zalman CNPS11X PerformaFigure 9: Fan removed

Figure 10 shows the PWM fan that comes with the CNPS11X Performa.

Zalman CNPS11X PerformaFigure 10: Fan

Author: Rafael Coelho

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.

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