The round sole of the cooler is protected against physical damage that may occur during transportation with a blue plastic sticker:
The cooler sole is very well polished and even though there no mirror shine, you can hardly feel the machining marks by touch.
The cooler installation onto any CPU socket begins with fastening the metal frame with the round hole for the copper cooler sole:
Then you take the screwdriver included into the cooler bundle and fasten the cooler to this frame (don’t forget to apply some thermal paste first). Due to the symmetric location of the fastening holes this cooling device can be installed in any position, so that the air flow is directed in the most optimal way for better cooling efficiency. This is a definite advantage compared with Vanessa S-type.
The cooler looks very beautiful inside the system case:
Although we still had to move the memory modules into another channel, because the DIMM installed into the first memory slot pushed too hard against the cooler fan. Other than that we didn’t have any more installation problems with Titan Vanessa L-type and our ASUS A8N-ALI mainboard. The detailed installation tips for all socket types are available here .