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Hey,

I just recently bought a new cpu heatsink to replace my stock one at the moment. However installing this Zalman 9700NT looks tricky, the instruction booklet that comes with the damn heatsink is no help at all.

It's mainly the attachments of the two pieces of metal that come with it that i'm having trouble fitting.

Anny help much appreciated!
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post #2 of 8
This is an installation flash video from Zalman's website. Hope this helps. Use the tabs at the top for socket-specific info.

http://www.zalman.com/ENG/product/Pr...up.asp?Idx=165
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LEGEND!!!

I thought saw this somewhere! But i couldn't find it

Cheers mate.
+REP
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post #4 of 8
it's not that hard but you are going to have to remove your motherboard to install the support bracket on the backside. Go to their website and they have a much better set of instructions.

Remove stock HSF, clean up old thermal paste with Alcohol (highest % you can find locally) and a soft cloth.

Remove the mobo & install the backside bracket.

Reinstall the motherboard.

Put new thermal paste (AS5 or equal) by whatever method you prefer (line method, grain of rice spread with inside out ziplock, small bead 5mm and put HSF on and spin it some, etc.)

Put the cross bracket through the zalman base with the round hole over the round part that sticks up.

Set the HSF down onto the socket & CPU, making sure its centered. ( align the HSF so the fan is on the right and blowing towards your back case exhaust fan).

Put the screws through the cross bracket into the screw holes on either side. Tighten them up evenly, one or two turns ea at a time until they are tight.

Plug in the fan to the CPU fan header.

boot it up!!
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Originally Posted by mtbiker033 View Post

Remove stock HSF, clean up old thermal paste with Alcohol (highest % you can find locally) and a soft cloth.

Put new thermal paste (AS5 or equal) by whatever method you prefer (line method, grain of rice spread with inside out ziplock, small bead 5mm and put HSF on and spin it some, etc.)
Alcohol...i have no alcohol, well like 100% anyway

Oh btw i ment to ask how much thermanl paste to put on. I was told to put on "the size of a grain of rice" and then the heatsink being put on will spread it out. Is that what you ment?

(+ REP btw, very helpful)
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post #6 of 8
the grain of rice spead evenly over the CPU is one method, if you go to the Arctic Silver website they actually recommend a thin line then put the heatsink on and spin it. I personally use Noctua NT-H1 and it's a TIM with no set up time and they recommend a 5mm bead, put the HSF on and spin it back and forth. I get good temps with the noctua and it has no curing time. They carry it locally at microcenter, but they also have OCZ freeze so it's just a matter of preference really, AS5 has been the standard for awhile for a reason!!
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Ok thanks very much!
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It's my pleasure to help! I learned what I know from these forums, it's my pleasure to share from my experience!
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