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    CoolerMaster Aero7 Lite (CP5-8J71F) Heat Sink CPU Fan Review
    Author: Alan Wong
    Date Posted: October 5th, 2003
    SLRating: SLRating: 9.5/10
    Bottom Line: With the high clock speeds of CPUs these days, some may not know which kind of Heat Sink CPU Fan to turn to. Many go for the AMD Boxed Processor, we reviewed the CoolerMaster Aero7 Lite (CP5-8J71F) to see how it did against the AMD Stock. Will the inexpensive Aero7 Lite live up to the standards of cooling today’s high CPU speeds? Read on to find out in our official review.......

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    Installing was easy compared to other heatsink fans that I have installed in the past. The retention clip consists of 3 holes, which is a great plus because it makes it easy to install the retention clips with your hands, instead of using a screw driver to push the clip down The 3 holes also insure that the Heatsink is attached strongly to the motherboard and that it will not fall off. (The AMD Stock only has one clip and therefore users must use a screwdriver to install it).

    The Aero7 has 3 holes in its clip      While the AMD clip only has one

    which makes it easy to install with hand hole to clip to the socket (which also requires a screwdriver)

    All that was needed to do was to clip the retention clip on the left side of the socket, then push down and inward the retention clip to clip on. Pushing the retention clip down and inward to fully install the Aero7 Lite requires some strength and possible some patience if this is your first time installing a retention clip like this. After that, all I needed to do was to plug in the 4-pin power cable to one of the perepherial cables of my power supply, mount the fan speed knob onto my expansion slot, and plug in the 3-pin connector to my motherboard (to monitor RPM and temperature).

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    1. Introduction
    2. Specifications
    3. Installation
    4. Test Setup
    5. Testing Results
    6. Conclusions

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