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Installing Zalman 7000B-Cu Cooler

post #1 of 11
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Hey guys i am in the procces of installing this cooler on my mobo 939
it all looks fishy to me and i am wondering if i do need to take out my mobo to install the fan? it tells me to install something underneath the CPU and I do not have access to that from the front of the mobo. Do I need to take out my whole mobo to do this? thanks
post #2 of 11
Yes, I think you do need to pull out the mobo for your setup.
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post #3 of 11
Its got a back plate, that goes behind the mobo. I never used the back plate when I had a zalman. I never move my computer so I didnt need the extra support. As always I would recomend useing the back plate
post #4 of 11
Yeah, you do need to, but ONLY if the screws that come with the zalman don't fit into the stock holes and screw in. If they do(I don't remember, sorry), you don't have to take out the backplate and u don't need to take out the mobo. I installed the 7000b on a 754, and it was easy but I did replace the backplate with the one that came with the Zalman
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post #5 of 11
Take a look at this:

http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/...000B%20LED.swf

Watch the install for your socket and see if you have whats needed already for install - if not you will have to take out your mobo and install the new plate as shown
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hey thanks guys. Yeah I ended up needing to take out my mobo and putting the back plate on because the screws didn't fit. Now its working perfectly fine can anyone tell me how good this fan is? And how long it takes for the thermal grease to be really effective my idle temps are the same but my load temp decreased by 3C . Is it gonna stay this way or is it gonna get better>
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Arctic silver takes upto 7 days to get its full working juice out of it
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post #8 of 11
Has anyone ever seen a cooling review with the metal backplate in place versus with it removed? I always wondered how much that backplate would help absorb some heat. I know that's not it's intended design and that it's for support, but I'd be willing to bet it's worth 1 or 2 degrees.
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so how good is this fan? My dad bought it for me and I didn't read any reviews on it.
post #10 of 11
For your socket its just perfect
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