Date: October 8th, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Apack
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PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
We'll be putting this cooler on an eVGA GeForce 6600XT graphics card. The OEM cooler is very low profile. It's also very loud and the cooling performance leaves something to be desired.
With the OEM cooling solution removed, the chips cleaned with alcohol and the installation guide and new components at hand, we can begin. No other tools are needed.
The ramsinks are a simple peel-and-stick operation. After applying a thin layer of thermal compound on the GPU, the card prep is finished.
After checking which holes line up for your particular application, the “hexa-screws” can be installed in the frame. The guide is a bit confusing here. The text says, “Make sure that the black rubber ring is between the hexa screw and the cooling module.” The photo, however, shows the ring between the screw and the board, as in the photo above. This arrangement makes more sense to me.
After placing the screws through the holes, the brace (foam pad down) can be secured with the knurled nuts and tightened down. I was able to thread the nuts down until the bottomed on the threads, but caution should be exercised here. Too tight and you may hear the disconcerting sound of your GPU chip cracking.