Zalman CNPS11X Performa CPU Cooler Review

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The first step in the installation process of the CNPS11X Performa is to screw two metal clips to the base of the cooler. Figure 11 shows the clips to be used with Intel CPUs in place.

Zalman CNPS11X PerformaFigure 11: Clips installed

Figure 12 reveals the backplate used to install the cooler. You must install the nuts at the backplate in the holes matching the socket used by your CPU.

Zalman CNPS11X PerformaFigure 12: Backplate

Locate the backplate at the solder side of the motherboard, put the cooler over the CPU, and hold it in place using four screws, as shown in Figure 13.

Zalman CNPS11X PerformaFigure 13: Heatsink installed

The last step is to install the fan, as you can see in Figure 14.

Zalman CNPS11X PerformaFigure 14: Fan installed

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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