Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Zalman
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
The ZM-PCM1 consists of three main parts. The panel fits into an available 5.25-inch front bay and comes with the CPU display and control module pre-installed. A small, black break-out box, containing the IC and other electronics communicates with the display module via a small cable that terminates in a connector that gets attached to the rear of the module. The break-out box then installs between the AUX 12V 4- or 8-pin connector on the motherboard and the equivalent AUX 12V cable from the PSU. Four screws are provided to secure the device in the bay.
The MODE button allows the user to select which reading to display and the color-coded LEDs indicate which mode is being displayed.
The VPM1 module is very similar, but uses a different cable, of course, to monitor the various electrical parameters of the graphics card via the 12V power cable. It mounts into the panel that comes with the CPU module, but is otherwise self-contained.
Both black boxes look the same, with 8-pin sockets on either end, so Zalman clearly marks them for their intended use. Two screws hold the blanks on either side of the installed CPU display module, which need to be removed to install the VGA display(s.) So, that's about it for the walkaround. Let's get to the installation.