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Thermalright AXP-100 Low-Profile CPU Cooler Review

By: Chad Sebring | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 27, 2013 10:00 pm
TweakTown Rating: 97%Manufacturer: Thermalright

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Inside of the white box that was sitting in the top of the box is where you find this sealed bag of hardware. This bag contains everything you will need to use the AXP-100, and since it is sealed, there is little likelihood of lost screws or washers.




The larger bits of steel are to mount the hardware to the motherboard. At the top there is the top plate on the left and on the right is the back plate, both of which are universal for AMD and Intel sockets. At the bottom is what is used to secure the cooler to the rest of the hardware.




Even various bits of the hardware are individually sealed in bags. On the left are the screws and risers for AMD, Intel and even LGA2011 thumbscrews. The middle bag contains fan screws for the adapter plate, TY-140 mounting and TY-100 mounting. The bag on the right holds the LGA775 support, white spacers for the back plate, and a small tube of Chill Factor III thermal paste.




Thermalright also sends along the fan adapter plate. This allows you to use the 100mm fan mounting holes in the elongated slots, and then mount a 140mm fan on top of this. The reason for the slots is to allow the fan to move to a position where it is needed to keep motherboard components or you memory cool as well.




Here is the very easy to follow manual, and large Thermalright case sticker that has plenty of colors in it to match any system.




Basically, as far as the instructions go, this is it. On the left they take the cooler and in an exploded view, they show all the layering of parts that needs to go together to mount the AXP-100 to the motherboard. On the right is the key that will allow you to look at the image, then back to the chart to verify you have the parts needed to complete each layer.




Thermalright also wanted me to take advantage of the fan adapter plate and sent along the TY-140 fan. This way I can show you if it is worth it to invest in the second fan as well.




The back of the packaging covers the features of the PWM, the seven "Silent Torpedo Blades", the EHFB bearing, the frame design, 120mm mounting, and the two year warranty before it covers the technical specifications.




As I mentioned earlier, the color has changed along with the increase in fan size. Instead of the brown and green combo, this time the TY-140 comes in a green and blue combination of colors.

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