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zalman 9900max?

Postby DJ Tucker » Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:04 pm

so I have the zalman 9900max but the original bracket that came with it is a nightmare to install. it fits but just would not go on easy. took me 30 minutes just to get it on. however, I have been looking around to see if my old cs5b bracket from zalman (which I have from my old system) would work on my cpu and board? zalman have yet to get back to me and it's been a week. any help would be appreciated :)
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Re: zalman 9900max?

Postby DragonFury » Fri Mar 07, 2014 5:24 pm

I ended up turning the black lower bracket into studs and then use thumb nuts. Those coolers are great, but nightmare to install on intel based machines.
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Re: zalman 9900max?

Postby DJ Tucker » Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:36 pm

Not a bad idea but that's too much hassle for me lol. I have tried looking on google for an insite as to whether the bracket will fit or not. it seems compatible but really not sure if I want to risk it. My cooler is not listed under the supported coolers for that bracket but everything else they do is :( also my bracket from the 9500 cooler was design before 1155 socket came out. back in 2008. would the new cs5b bracket be different?
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Re: zalman 9900max?

Postby Major_A » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:42 am

Socket 755 and in your case 1155 have different mounting hole locations. So in short it probably won't work out of the box.

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Re: zalman 9900max?

Postby DJ Tucker » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:25 am

had a feeling that would be the case. I was just concerned of my temps and wanted to re-apply the paste but the bracket is so hard to install. so I won't be changing it any time soon unless I can find the cs5b 1155 version bracket anywhere. full load 60c on core 2 and 3. 56c on core 1 and 52c on core 4 ok?
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Re: zalman 9900max?

Postby Major_A » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:19 pm

That's damn good. Keep it under 80 degrees and call it a day. My old AiO water cooling loop would hit mid to upper 80s, hence why it swapped it with a Phanteks cooler.

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Those are overclocked temps, correct? What program are you using to stress the cores?

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Re: zalman 9900max?

Postby DJ Tucker » Sat Mar 08, 2014 7:19 pm

yes they are overclocked temps. that was using 3dmark vantage cpu test 1 and continuous loop. but with occt linpack using 90% of available memory I get core 2 and 3 68c core 1 64c and core 4 62c
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Re: zalman 9900max?

Postby Major_A » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:09 am

Your temps are fine, no need to reapply the paste.

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Re: zalman 9900max?

Postby DJ Tucker » Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:27 am

that's reassuring thanks major :)
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