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Date: March 23rd, 2010
Article by: Joe Anderson (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Prolimatech
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH (cont'd)



There is a lot of mounting hardware associated with the Megahelms and, while it hasn't changed that much, the Rev.B package includes an extra pair of fan clips for dual fan mounting, and some modification to the two strip adapters and backplate to support all modern Intel platforms. The supplied manual is quite detailed with respect to mounting the cooler and the mounting solution looks to be very robust. I'm interested to see how all these parts come together, so let's proceed to the installation phase of the review.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING



Our testbed for the Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B CPU cooler will consist of the following hardware:

  • DFI P35-T2RL Blood-Iron Motherboard

  • 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.




The first order of business is to attach the so-called rivet nuts to the appropriate locations in the backplate arms, followed by the rubber o-rings. The o-rings not only keep the rivets in their respective locations, but they also keep the hex portion of the rivet in a channel to prevent them from turning. For Socket 775 users, a backplate spacer is provided. It is self-adhesive and one simply needs peel the protective film off of the black side of the spacer and attach it to the center of the backplate as shown in the above photo.



Here's where it gets interesting, and where the design really begins to shine. The backplate gets secured to the motherboard with four double-ended studs, which in turn…

 

 


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