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does zalman CNPS9500 cooler fit this motherboard?

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December 20, 2006 12:44:42 PM

it's not on zalmans list, but then, there are so many motherboards, I doubt this list is up to date.

the motherboard is

Asus P5WDH.
December 20, 2006 7:36:57 PM

Yes, I'm running the P5W DH Deluxe with the Zalman 9500. It's radial design has an airflow disbursal pattern that also cools components adjacent to the CPU socket, such as the voltage regulators. It's an excellent cooler, and I've been very pleased with it.
December 20, 2006 9:21:35 PM

not wanting to contradict a forum master but that answer patently ain't true.

just cause a board has a certain chipset in no way means it'll take everything designed for it.

if that was the case, Zalman wouldn't have a compatability chart on their website for 775 socket boards.

the 9500 and 9700 coolers have certain requirements regards clearance and space around it.

I may have been out the industry for a while, but even years ago when custom stuff like this started coming out, abit and supermicro in particular were chronically guilty at putting capacitors and all sorts right next to socket mounts for CPU's making it difficult for some coolers to fit on the board.
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