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I've got a Rosewill Hyper Silence 478 CPU Cooler, and I don't know how to install it. Can anyone help me?
    
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Not familiar with that cooler specifically, but here are general guidelines:

Turn off your computer first. I like using a static wristband, especially when working with the CPU.

Gently remove the current cooler from the bracket. If it seems stuck, you can rotate it side to side as you pull up, but don't pull hard enough to flex the motherboard. Make sure you've disconnected any clips, screws, etc from the bracket. Disconnect the heat sink fan wires from the header.

Remove the thermal material from the surface of the cpu with a q-tip that has rubbing alcohol on it. Try not to spread the thermal material onto other parts. If there is a lot of material, you could scrape it with an edge like a razor, but I just pick it up with a qtip. Make sure any alcohol has evaporated completely.

Place a small amount of new thermal material on the center of the CPU about the size of a grain of rice. Place the new cooler over the CPU and directly down onto the rice grain of thermal material.

Clamp the brackets directly down and make sure they are secure, this will spread the thermal material out evenly. Also connect the fan header for the heatsink's fan.

Power back up and monitor your temperature under load. If it is out of whack, repeat the procedure. If everything looks good, you are ready to roll =)
Edited by _02 - 10/21/11 at 10:18am
    
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