Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Evercool
<--CLICK FOR DEALS ON A CPU COOLER IN THE UNITED STATES
<--CLICK FOR DEALS ON A CPU COOLER IN CANADA
PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)
This cooler uses a Heatpipe Direct Touch design to facilitate cooling, and none of the mounting solutions for the supported sockets come pre-installed, but eight threaded holes are provided for this purpose. The base is dead flat in both directions and the finish looks very good, though it lacks the mirror finish seen on many coolers. Surface area for contact with the IHS of the processor is quite large, but in doing this, Evercool has had to increase the spacing of the ‘pipes. Let's get the installed and see how all this works in practice.
PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
Our testbed for the Evercool HPL-815 will consist of the following hardware:
Intel Q6600 Kentsfield Core2Quad CPU
Western Digital WD800 hard drive
Western Digital WD6400 hard drive
Samsung SH-S203N DVD writer
Buffalo Firestix DDR2 RAM (2 X 1GB)
EVGA 8800 GTS 640MB graphics card
Thermaltake Toughpower 750W PSU
We'll test it in the open case pictured above. Keep in mind that temps inside your case will be different, depending on the chassis and airflow.
When attaching the mounting brackets that correspond to the platform at hand, be aware that these brackets can be placed in several locations to avoid interference with components surrounding the socket, a nice feature. The brass bolts can then be secured to the brackets and the self-adhesive rubber washers applied to the bolta and screws. After removing the plastic from the base and applying some AS5 to the processor heat spreader, we can put the cooler on the board.