I have just installed my Zalman 9700 (see system) and so far everything seems OK, temps look OK according to the threads I have looked at. Even though I was really confused about the install regarding the position of the clip holding the unit on and the reference to the "Retention Guide". The first install I aligned the clip lengthwise in the same direction as the air flow, but after tightening the screws I could still twist the fan some. I changed the clip to go through the tubes and it was better, but still could twist the fan some. I used the thermal grease and brush included and probably put too much on, this may be why I could move it, (also why there is the difference in temps between cores). So, what is the retention guide that the instructions are referring too? Thanks.
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3/3/08 at 11:33am