Once the screws are through the board the two 'arms' of the mounting bracket can
Installation Orientation of XP-90C
Trying a different orientation for the heatsink for the XP-90C.
Original XP-90 Orientation
With the XP-90 I had it 90 degrees from that shown in the photo
with the heatsink overhanging the dimm slots. (Like it is installed on the DFI
Lan Party UT NF3 250Gb, as shown.)
No need to use a screwdriver or pliers to latch the heatsink to
the brackets. Much safer to use finger pressure to make the connection. Use care
working around the ultra-thin copper fins as they bend easily!
Next, install rubber strips for sound dampening between the fan and the heatsink.
Wire Retainer Clips
Position fan and secure by attaching wire retaining clips. Voila, you're done!
Two sets of wire clips come with the heatsink, one for 80mm fans and one for
92mm fans. With some experimenting you can even secure a 120mm fan! Although
this was a neat experiment I did not include it in the review as better results
were obtained with the Panaflo 92mm High Speed. A very quiet 56.8 CFM fan
providing major improvement in noise reduction over the stock HSF unit and this
Panaflo model has RPM monitoring.