Thermaltake Jing CPU Cooler Review

Installation
Before you being the installation for the Jing, you’ll want to remove both fans; both which are held in by four clips.

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Once you remove them, you’ll notice that there really isn’t much to the fans themselves. You can then begin pulling out your accessories out of the box, for this installation we will be using the AMD installation method.

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You will begin by placing the four long screws on the backplate, so that the Thermaltake Intel logo is facing up, as seen in the pictures below.

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Once you’ve aligned your motherboard over the backplate you then have to attach four black plastic nuts and secure them tightly by hand. You then have to place the two retention plates overtop of the plastic nuts, making sure to have the center screw hole facing in towards the processor.

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You can then attach the four metal nuts to secure the retention plates and begin to apply your thermal paste.

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You can now move back over to the Jing, where you have already removed the fans. You can then attach the two mounting bars to either side of the processor by two screws each. The spring screw should be above base of the cooler, rather than below.

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You can then line up the cooler with the retention plate holes and fasten the spring screws. You’ll notice that we had some clearance issues with the Jing over our RAM, since our RAM has high heat spreaders. We were only able to use the last two slots on our motherboard for our RAM, thus not being able to use Dual Channel. If you’re looking to buy the Jing, make sure your RAM doesn’t have high heat spreaders on an AMD system because chances are, it’s going to collide with them.

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I still wonder why Thermaltake aligned the AMD system to be vertical on the motherboard, rather than the Intel system which is horizontal. Horizontal alignments tend provide the best cooling for the processor, especially if you don’t have a top exhaust fan on your case.

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Once you get everything all figured out you can then reattach your fans to the cooler, making sure you have the airflow in the correct direction. Hint: there are arrows pointing the direction on top of the cooler. You’ll want to have one fan blowing and one fan sucking; a push-pull method.

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Despite the clearance issue with the RAM, the Jing doesn’t really occupy that much retail space on your motherboard than any other cooler. It is higher than some coolers, so you may want to check the clearance between your motherboard and the side panel of your case.

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