Installation & Test Setup
Installation was pretty straightforward, to be honest. The instructions, whilst not brilliant were pretty simple to follow. First off you needed to choose the correct mounting brackets for your system. You need to attach these to the base of the heatsink by loosening off the screws which, hold the aluminium heatsink to the base plate and then slide the brackets required into place and bolt back down. This clamps the brackets in place between the SkiveTek heatsink and the copper base.
You then need to fit the supplied washers to the upper surface of your motherboard, protecting it where the brass bolts fit though. It’s then a case of common sense when tightening the heatsink to the motherboard. Over tighten and you could damage the board. Too loose and the performance will be affected.
If you’re an AMD user then you’re in luck. You may not even need to remove your motherboard from your case. I would still suggest you do though.
With the rev 2 cooler the original 775 brackets have been modified slightly too also incorporate the spacing require for the 1366 fitment. As you can see it certainly looks the part when fitted.
So let’s get onto the testing....