Six New AMD Coolers: Cold Enough For You?

Installation

Installation is simple and may be completed in just a few minutes. Users need not worry about applying thermal paste to this unit, either: it is already applied to the cooler's contact surface.

Precisely applied: a view of the thermal paste layer after the cooler's been mated to the CPU.

To protect the unit during shipment, a plastic cover shields the contact surface.

Before you can position the cooler onto the retention module, you must first remove both screws.

Cooler cradle for AMD Socket 939

Next, the cooler is placed in its cradle inside the retention module, and is attached using the two screws. This procedure will only be problematic when the backplate is not glued onto the motherboard; in that case, you will have to remove the motherboard from the case to put all the parts in correctly.

Adapter cable for the fan controller

To keep things straight, the connectors are labeled.

Fan controller rear view

It's easy to distinguish high and low speed modes

Front view of the expansion slot bracket
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  • theali
    AMD box cooler is ~450g (I have one at my home). The data is not showing apples-to-apples comparison. AMD cooler is lighter than Zamlan Cooler by ~100 grams.