Zalman ZM80A-HP - VGA Heatpipe Cooler & Sapphire Atlantis Radeon 9700 PRO Ultimate Edition


The following pictures show the steps of the installation. A very detailed installation manual with many schematic drawings guides you through the process. Amusingly enough, the card pictured in these illustrations bears an uncanny resemblance to the Matrox Parhelia - the one card listed as deinitely incompatible.

For our tests, we used an ASUS V8420 Deluxe board, which is based on NVIDIA's GeForce 4 Ti 4200 and comes equipped with on-board hardware monitoring functions, including a temperature sensor.

Our testing board, an ASUS V8420 Deluxe, with its stock heatsink/fan combo.

The mounted front side cooling plate.

The cooling plate on the back has no direct contact with the card

The heatpipe connects the heatinks on the front and the back