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Thermalright XP-90 - Page 2 of 4

The Thermalright XP-90 is one cool looking piece of hardware. The term "hot rod" comes to mind just looking at it.

I just couldn't resist.

Thermalright XP-90 - 3/4 View

Thermalright XP-90 - Side View

The build quality is what one has come to expect from Thermalright. There is great attention to detail and it's just a very well-built product.

Thermalright XP-90 - On Two Wheels

Thermalright XP-90 - Nice, Smooth Finish

Thermalright XP-90 - Thin Fins

Below you can see how it appears once installed. Installation is very simple. The provided (PDF format) installation guide (AMD or Intel) covers all you need to know. All of the images below are shown with the Enermax 92mm Clear Ultra-Cool Speed Dial fan installed.

Thermalright XP-90 - Installed

Thermalright XP-90 - Installed

Notice the fan retention clip wires. This is a nice solution that allows for quick and easy removal of the fan while still providing excellent hold.

Thermalright XP-90 - Installed -Clearance

As you can see in the photo above; there is plenty of clearance for even the tallest of capacitors.

Thermalright XP-90 - Installed - Top

You've gotta love the barrel distortion with my aging Nikon 775. Trust me, it all looks much more square in person.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Multiple heatpipes for well spread heat around aluminum fins
  • Soldered fins to copper base (nickel plated) to make effective contact
  • Light weight and easy installation
  • Compatibility across multiple platforms (socket 478/754/939/940)
  • Enormous wingspan gives extra cooling to MOSFET or NB chipset

Dimensions:
L116 x W96 x H75 (mm) Fin only, without fan
L116 x W96 x H96 (mm) Fin only, with 25mm thick fan

Weight:
360g (heat sink only)

Recommended Fan
Maker: Panaflo (Panasonic)
Model: FBL09A12M
Size: 92 x 92 x 25 (mm)
Bearing: Hydro Wave
Voltage: 12V
Speed: 2450 rpm
Air Flow: 48 CFM
Noise Level: 30.0 dBA
Weight: 110g (3.88 oz)

AMD: Athlon64 FX 3200+ (socket 939/940) /Athlon64 3200+ (socket 754) and above
Intel: Pentium-4 socket 478 3.2 GHz and above

The XP-90 is more compatible than it's larger cousin, the XP-120. The only motherboard that the XP-90 has an issue with happens to be my motherboard, the Gigabyte K8 series. I had to order a standard metal backplate as Gigabyte uses a plastic backplate which is not strong enough. More info can be found here.

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