Xigmatek Gaia SD1283 CPU Cooler Installation
What is in the box?
1x 120(W)x50(D)x158mm(H) H.D.T.(H
ouch) Heat-sink CPU cooler
1x 1500rpm 120mm "Hypro bearing" fan
1x User Manual/Warranty card
1x non-capacitive thermal paste pouch
1x Xigmatek Gaia bolt-threw installation kitInstallation kit:
The center foam pad will need to be removed depending on which socket you are using:
Remove any existing CPU back-plate from motherboard and install Xigmatek Gaia
Backplate, being sure to line up with the mounting holes on motherboard.3)
From the front side of motherboard, insert insulating washer then the "knurled" nut. Hand tighten until backplate is firmly in place.
*This step is depicted partially completed for clarity*4)
Apply Thermal Paste in two thin, symmetrical lines across aluminum
portion of heat-sink base.
After cleaning CPU surface, install heat-sink, making sure to line up holes with the bolts mounted on back-plate. secure with T-type nuts:
*Mounting bracket acts as a spring, it will bend slightly*6)
Gently pull rubber anti-vibration fan mounts through fan mounting holes using pliers
Feed each rubber mount threw the side of the heat-sink, being mindful of RAM module clearance.
*Tall memory modules may or may not interfere with heat-sink fan installation*
Plug fan into desired power source and enjoy