Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler - Installation

Article Index
Thermaltake Frio OCK CPU Cooler
Specifications
Installation
Testing
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

CPU Cooler Testing and Installation:

 

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Mounting Hardware on Heatsink
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Motherboard Bracket Installed

 

Installation of the Frio OCK is pretty straight-forward, nothing too tricky involved with this cooler. First step is to install the appropriate mounting hardware onto the heatsink (depending on what CPU you are using, picture above, left). Next you need to put the bracket onto the rear of the motherboard (picture above, right) and then you can put the mounting hardware that goes around your CPU (pictured below, left).
 

Once you have that completed all you need to do is attached the heatsink to the brackets on the motherboard and you are done like dinner. If you already have your motherboard removed from your system the entire installation should take you no longer than 15 minutes, even if this is the first time you've installed a CPU cooler. Thermaltake has really good instructions and the process is very straight-forward from beginning to end.

 

Mounting Hardware on Motherboard
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Heatsink Installed

Even though the Frio OCK is a big cooler, thanks to the design of it you shouldn't have any issues with it interfering with other hardware (for example video cards). As you can see in the pictures below the cooler doesn't interfere with any other components on our test system.

Fans Installed on Heatsink

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Installation Complete

 

There we go. The Frio is installed and ready to go, let's see what it's capable of in the next section.