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Installation Tips

All three ZEROtherm cooler models we have just discussed can be installed with one of the two available retention sets, which should first be attached with four screws to the cooler base:

 

To install the coolers on mainboards for AMD K8/K10 processors, you don’t need to remove the board from the system case, because the cooler retention clips to the standard plastic frame on the front of the mainboard PCB. However in case of an LGA 775 system, the cooler retention goes through the PCB and screws on to the backplate on the other side of it. It is interesting that you will have to remove the plastic insert with the fan before installing the cooler, because otherwise you will not be able to tighten the screws on one side of the cooler:

The backplate has adhesive padding around the center of it. so the first thing you do, is stick the backplate to the bottom of the mainboard PCB, then install the cooler and then tighten the screws to the backplate:

All three cooler models are pretty compact at the base, so they will not conflict with any electronic components around the processor socket or tall chipset heatsinks as well as voltage regulator elements:

Moreover, each cooler looks very compact when installed into a system case:

 

They also make a very pleasing sight:

 

Besides, the aluminum cooler model features a fan with red LED highlighting, while the copper models – a fan with blue LED highlighting:

 

Taking into account the current discounts the coolers are priced at $30.99 for the BTF80 model, $31.99 for the BTF90 model, and $35.99 for the BTF92 O.E. model.

 
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