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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.

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Zalman   Cooling / Heatsinks   Mar 09, 2003   Max Page  

Home > Reviews > Page: Installation Step: 2

Holding on the base assembly we just attached, we flipped the Albatron Geforce 4 Ti4600 over and continued with the installation procedures. By all accounts this is a pretty complex installation so we had a quick read over the instructions every few steps to make sure we were doing it properly.

Anyway, getting back to things, in the picture below you can see a little black rubber O-ring. One of those little rubber O-rings went over each of the screws from the Front Side Heatsink Base Assembly. The O-rings help to keep it in place during the rest of the installation an also protect the PCB from scratches by the mounting hardware.

The mounting hardware comes in two small bagies - one is full of all the parts you need, and the other has some spare parts in case you drop something and can't find it again. The hardware consists of some small screws, a set of rubber o-rings, some anodized aluminum nuts, and anodized aluminum nipples (the far right "standoffs").

On with the mounting we next have to screw on the standoffs over top of the rubber o-rings. These are tightened with the fingers until fully snug.

The Back Side Heatsink Base Assembly then slips over the standoffs. The two little metal arms are adjustable so you can move them into a better position if need be. Again, you want to pretty much get the base assembly centered and straight as much as possible right now because in a minute you will have to make sure it lines up with the one actually covering the core. This Back Assembly doesn't actually touch the rear of the video card, and shouldn't either.

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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

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