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The mainboard installation is a most simple process, so we’d better move on right to the CPU cooling system. For this system to work with the maximum efficiency, apply thermal paste not only on the CPU’s cover, but also on those spots where the heat pipes touch the CPU block and the blocks that transfer heat to the sides of the case.

I assembled the CPU block on two screws and, without fastening the screws to the end, installed it onto the CPU. After putting the heat pipes in, I put thermal paste where necessary.

Of course, you receive a syringeful of thermal paste with the TNN500AF:

Having applied some paste, you can fasten the CPU block and put the caps of the blocks on the side panel. The assembled CPU block looks like that:

I had some problems with the chipset: there were tall capacitors nearby which didn’t allow to bring the heat pipe and the block down to the chip. Well, I just bent the pipe a little:

I should also note that this block was held on the chip not only with the sticky heat pad, but also through the stiffness of the pipe – I fastened it at the back panel in such a way as to press it to create a pressure on the chip.

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