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Compatibility and Installation

The Cooler Master TPC 812 is compatible with all modern platforms. The installation procedure, detailed in the step-by-step guide, is exceedingly simple. For example, with an LGA 2011 platform, you only have to insert the threaded bushings into the mounting holes…

…and then you install the cooler’s heatsink and fasten it with the X-shaped retention plate with spring-loaded screws.

Installing this cooler on other platforms is basically the same but you use different fasteners instead of the bushings and also attach the universal back-plate. That’s all.

Then you only have to fix the fan on the heatsink and connect its cable to a 4-pin mainboard connector – the Cooler Master TPC 812 is ready to go! There is 50 millimeters of space between the bottom heatsink fin and the mainboard. Even though the fan frame hangs lower, the cooler does not conflict with the memory modules or heatsinks on the mainboard’s power components.

 

 

The TPC 812 is 163 millimeters tall, so it should fit easily even into not-very-wide ATX system cases.

With two fans attached, the Cooler Master TPC 812 looks like that:

 

We tested the cooler in two positions but found no difference between them on our testbed and under our test conditions.

Technical Specifications and Recommended Pricing

 
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