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Thermalright XP-90C - Page 2 of 4

Once the screws are through the board the two 'arms' of the mounting bracket can be installed.

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.)

Copper Fins

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!

Sound Dampening

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.

Fan Specs: 92x92x25mm, 56.8 CFM @ 2850 RPM, 35.0 dBA, 2.7w, 225 mA, 12v DC, 3 pin Molex connector.

 

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