ThermalTake K7 Golden Orb CPU Cooler Instructions
Contributed by Joseph Duran
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Step-1 Prepare the Cooler:
To prepare your Golden Orb you need to make sure that the bottom of the cooler, where it will contact the CPU, is clean. You can clean it with a soft cloth and some rubbing alcohol if needed. You can also apply a small amount of thermal interface material (TIM) on the bottom of the cooler. The TIM will help the cooler to conduct heat away from the CPU core. The TIM must be purchased separately.
Step-2 Prepare the motherboard and CPU:
The key to preparing the motherboard and the CPU is to make sure that you have it on a hard surface. It also needs to be in an area free of debris and very well lit. You will need to install this cooler on the CPU before installing it on the motherboard.
Step-3 Mount the Golden Orb:
Place your CPU with the bottom up on a clean flat surface and align the two pins on the Golden Orb with the middle set of holes on the CPU faceplate as shown in the picture. Once you have placed the cooler on the CPU use your finger to push the bottom right clip into the notch on the faceplate of the CPU and lock into place. Repeat this step to lock all four clips into place. Now place the CPU and cooler into the CPU guides on the CPU slot and slide the CPU and cooler into place. Push down until the CPU and cooler lock into place. **Do not apply too much force on the cooler because you could damage the CPU.
Step-4 Connecting the Fan:
To connect power to the cooler fan you must attach the fan's power cord to the fan header on your motherboard. The fan header will be near the CPU slot, but in a different location on each motherboard. If you have trouble, please, consult your motherboard manual for the fan header location.
To avoid problems you should make a few simple checks before you turn the power on. Check to see if the cooler is mounted flat and is secure. Make sure that the cooler is not touching any other parts of the motherboard. Check to see if the fan is plugged in correctly.
Always be careful when you are working with computer components, as they are very sensitive. Work in an area that is clean because dirt can easily damage these components. You may want to wear some kind of static electricity wristband. Computer components can be easily damaged or destroyed by static electricity.
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