Date: November 3rd, 2006
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: APACK
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The GX810 comes in an attractive silver cardboard carton complete with a plastic carry handle. Inside, the components are sandwiched in a clear plastic tray and cover.
Besides the cooler, Zerotherm includes eight green-anodized ramsinks, a tube of their excellent thermal compound and extensive mounting hardware for both single-card and SLI/CrossFire applications. The installation guide is fairly complete, but a novice may find some of the instructions a bit confusing. The installation guide can be downloaded from the ZEROtherm website should you wish to view it.
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The GX810 has a distinctive look. The blower-style fan and shroud are orange-colored plastic and set quite low to minimize height. The 140 copper fins are soldered to the heatpipe and a plastic shroud extends under the fan to help direct air flow across the cooling fins and surrounding components.
The red arrow indicates the wires leading to the thermistor that's secreted just under (or above, depending on how you look at it) the base. As I mentioned earlier, this allows the fan to regulate its speed according to the temperature registered by the sensor.
Only after removing the protective plastic sheet and cleaning off the adhesive residue can we fully appreciate the flawless finish of the contact area. Six arms radiating out from the center have holes to accept the mounting hardware. The signature green ramsinks have a unique design that provides lots of surface area for heat dissipation. The ‘sinks come with thermal tape pre-applied.