The installation for the Freezer 11 LP was interesting to say the least. The cooler only supports two installation methods, LGA 775 or LGA 1156; we used a LGA 775 processor. A unique pushpin design is used as this installation method. To install the cooler you have to gather up the plastic pushpins and plastic support bracket.
Then grab your support brackets and align them in whichever direction will fit on your motherboard, just make sure they’re parallel. The direction won’t really matter since the air is going down on the heatsink and not across. Once you get it aligned you can then take the four tan colored pushpin parts and align them in the four holes. You then take the four black push parts and, well push them in. It wasn’t very easy to push them in, but I found it easier to grab another object to help force them in, since the small plastic tips aren’t the greatest for pressing with your fingertips.
Once your bracket is attached all you have to do is align the cooler up so that it will fit on the support brackets. You don’t have to apply any thermal grease, since it’s already applied to the CPU cooler base. Once they’re aligned, you then take the four long screws and fasten the cooler to the support brackets.
Then make sure you attach the PWM power cable and you can install your motherboard back in your case. As you can see from the pictures, it takes up little room inside of the case, making it ideal for HTPCs.
Jul 08, 2014 0