Heatsink Reviews and Analysis

TOP 5 Heat Sinks     TOP 5 Low Profile Heat Sinks     TOP 5 Liquid Coolers    
 Heatsinks by Brand / Mfgr      Reviews + Articless     Advanced Search    

Zalman ZM80-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler Review
Zalman ZM80-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler Review
Abstract: The Zalman ZM80-HP was one of the first two coolers to be introduced.

 Manufacturer  Category  Published  Author 
Zalman   Cooling / Heatsinks   Mar 09, 2003   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Installation Step: 1

We took out the Albatron Geforce4 Ti4600 to test with the new Zalman ZM80HP videocard cooler. In its stock configuration the Albatron has the same kind of heatsink as most other Geforce 4's do, but it is a pretty raw cooler (there is not chrome plating). The first step in the installation procedure is to remove the stock cooler. Since there are no heatsinks on the BGA memory we didn't have to worry about that at all. The Zalman heatpipe cooler does give a bit of clearance, but not much.

I've always found the easiest way to remove a Geforce 4 heatsink is to pinch in the end of the black clips which hold it onto the PCB. They have a slot cut in the center so when you gently squeeze them together they will be small enough to fit through the hole and release the heatsink.

As with other Geforce 4 video cards on the market the Albatron Geforce 4Ti4600 has two diagonal mounting holes (upper left and lower right) and four other smaller holes right around the corners of the GPU. The Zalman ZM80HP will fit onto any video card with the diagonal holes. If the card doesn't have them (like the ATI Radeon 8500's) you are just plain out of luck.

We applied some new thermal compound to the core and mounted the first component (Front Side Heatsink Base Assembly) of the ZM80HP in place. The two little metal arms are adjustable so you can move them into a better position if need be. Zalman include a small screw driver so you don't even need to have any of your own tools handy to make the adjustments. One thing to note is that you want to pretty much get the base assembly centered on the GPU and straight.

 Previous Page ° ° Next Page 

Table of Contents:

 1:  Zalman ZM80-HP VGA Heatpipe Cooler Review
 2:  How does the heatpipe work?
 3: — Installation Step: 1
 4:  Installation Step: 2
 5:  Installation Step: 3
 6:  Installation Step: 4
 7:  Installation Step: 5
 8:  Installation Step: 6
 9:  Installation Step: 7
 10:  Videocard Thermal Results

List all Zalman heat sinks that Frostytech tested?

Facebook RSS Feed Twitter
° Got Feedback?
° Mk.II Test Platform
° Where To Buy?
° Manufacturer Index
° Industry Dir.
° Cooling Projects
Recently Tested

Scythe Mugen 5 Rev B SCMG-5100 Heatsink Review

Gelid Tranquillo 4 Air Cooled Heatsink Review

Coolermaster Ergostand III Laptop Cooling Stand Review

Noctua NH-D9DXi4-3U LGA2011 Xeon Server/Workstation Heatsink Review

Noctua NH-L9x65 Low Profile Heatsink Review

Scythe Fuma SCFM-1000 Heatsink
...More Articles >>

Websites you may also like:
Since June 1999

Find a Heatsink
Latest Heatsink Reviews
Top 5 Heatsinks Tested
Top 5 Low Profile Heatsinks
Top 5 Liquid Coolers
Heatsinks by Mfgr / Brand

Social Media
Pinterest Info
Contact Us / Heatsink Submissions
Submit News
Privacy Policy
Suite 66

© Copyright 1999-2023 All Rights Reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use
Images © and may not be reproduced without express written permission. Current students and faculty of accredited Universities may use Frostytech images in research papers and thesis, provided each image is attributed.