Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 & Turbo Module ReviewMakaveli - September 26, 2007
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We’ll be working with an nVidia GeForce 7950GT KO on which to install the Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 and Arctic Cooling Turbo Module. The first thing that you’ll need to do is to carefully examine how to take off the heatsink of the video card. For the 7950GT, you’ll just have to unplug the fan on the front of the video card, then unscrew four screws on the back of the card and finally, gently pull off the heatsink.
Once the heatsink is off of the video card, you’ll need to clean the GPU and RAM. I used 70% rubbing alcohol to remove the thermal paste on the GPU and to clean off some of the glue on the RAM.
Now that everything is clean, it’s time to put the RAM heatsinks on. Remove the strip of protective material on the bottom of the heatsinks to reveal the glue. Carefully place the heatsinks on the RAM and firmly push them down.
Place the Accelero S1 on a flat surface so that the thermal paste is facing up. Carefully line up the video card’s screw holes to the cooler’s threads and screw in two screws into the two bottom screw holes closest to you. Screw them in lightly so that the cooler is on the video card but not secure. Flip what you’re working with over so that the video card is on the table. Get the male clips from the bag of goodies and place one of them between each set of heat pipes. Once they are in place, push Accelero S1 toward the male clips and connect the female clips on the top of the cooler.
Now, the Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 is completely installed on the video card. All you have to do now is insert your video card like you normally would into your motherboard, plug in the power cable to your video card, and turn on your computer.