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Compatibility and Installation

The Thermaltake Frio Advanced can be installed on any modern platform including LGA2011. The step-by-step instructions can be found at the official website. Let’s study this procedure using an LGA2011 mainboard.

Mounting the heatsink on the mainboard is done in 3 steps. First, you attach the included fasteners with spring-loaded screws to the base of the heatsink.

Second, you insert bushings with dual threading into the CPU socket’s mounting holes and secure two steel guides on them.

 

And third, the heatsink is mounted on the CPU and gets fastened with screws.

Don’t forget to apply thermal grease, by the way. When the heatsink is in place, you only have to attach the fans. Their plastic frames are latched onto the sides of the heatsink.

There is about 40 millimeters of space between the bottom edge of the fans, which hang lower than the heatsink, to the mainboard surface. This should be enough to make the Frio Advanced compatible with heatsinks on the mainboard’s power components and memory modules.

 

The installed cooler is 166 millimeters tall and can be easily fitted even into rather narrow system cases of the ATX form-factor.

 
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