OCZ Tempest CPU Cooler
Published: 30th September 2006 | Source: OCZ | Price: |
The OCZ Tempest weighs in at a total of 580 grams, which unlike a lot of other high-end coolers is actually within the socket weight limit guidelines set out by AMD and Intel. I'm pretty sure that OCZ could have got away with mounting the Tempest directly on the Intel/AMD heatsink brackets, but instead have erred on the side of caution and provided custom mounting mechanisms for all socket types. The installation procedure below will be completed on an Intel D975XBX "Bad Axe" socket 775 motherboard.
Credit has to be given to OCZ for providing an instruction leaflet containing detailed images and explanations on how to mount the Tempest on all supported sockets. This is a great relief considering I almost had a heart attack when coming face to face with the large bag of screws included with the cooler.
Step 2: Place the non-conductive washers over the socket holes to prevent any possible short circuit occuring.
Step 4: Screw mounting bracket "ears" on to both sides of the Tempest between the fins and the base (I almost messed up here!).
Step 6: Place the fan mounting plate over the top of the heatsink and clip down using the latches at both sides of the plate.