Prolimatech Megahalem Review

Fitting and Testing

Prolimatech Megahalem Review

Installation

Installation is very simple, once you've done it once. But when first looking at the contents of the box in true manly fashion without reading the destructions it can be a bit daunting. So here with some pictures to beef the page out or to read like a comic is the simple "how to fit your Mega guide".

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1: Push the Rivet nut through the correct position on the back plate 775, 1156 1366 from inside to out

2: Push though motherboard and fit the double ended screw nut short thread down

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3: Screw aluminium strip adapter down with the screw nuts to create the two bridges.

4: push the mounting plate through the heatsink making sure you locate the 2 pins. 

5: Use the spring loaded screw to secure the heatsink to the 2 supporting bridges. 

6: If yours doesn't look like this, put the Strongbow down and go back to number 1.  

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Testing

When it comes to testing we like to make it relevant, so a 4GHz Intel i7 930 system seems a great place to start. We ran each test 3 times, with fresh thermal paste application each time. Each test was allowed to idle for 30 minutes before a 60 minute prime95 torture test. We chose to use Xigmatek orange bladed fans on the Mega during testing.

 

The Prolimatech can not keep up with the Noctua but we must remember that the size causes some problems with some configurations. Keeping a 4ghz i7 at 74c with one fan should not be sniffed at. We were quite careful to keep the ambient temperatures as close to 20c as possible yet our tests do suggest that when using a single fan a 'push' configuration works best.

Lets move on to the conclusion and wrap this up.

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Most Recent Comments

13-04-2010, 06:04:21

tinytomlogan
Not got room for a NH-D14.... Maybe the Prolimatech Megahalem could be perfect for you?

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13-04-2010, 07:25:21

AMDFTW
not bad ide still have my nordwand anyday

13-04-2010, 07:34:01

alexhull24
Aye, not bad at all for 40 ish, and the D14 is a beast of a cooler.

A couple of things - the first page doesn't mention it supports socket 1156.

Also, you say you used Xigmatek fans - was this two fans as push/pull on the heatsink? It's a little ambiguous, otherwise great succinct review. Liked the Essex joke, isn't this the second now? You must have been talking to Jim too much, he hails from Essix like me dont he? ;-)

13-04-2010, 11:12:44

Rastalovich
Those temps normal (for air oc I mean) for i7 operation ?

(don't know tbh)

13-04-2010, 11:39:34

Steve-O-
Eh, Guess there still isn't anything out right now that will change my mind from getting the D-14 later this week. :P

14-04-2010, 17:30:37

cl0ck_ed
Tom, like what you have done in this test! The comparison of the mega and the NH-14 at 12v and 9v. The difference is seen to be 2c at 12v but ,uch greater at 9v. This suggests that the lower fin density of the Noctua NH-14 is great with lower CFM/RPM rated fans.

The key thing about the New NH-14 is that it works great with low speed fans. From the review you can see that if you are fine with 1200+ rpm fans then there will be little benefit from getting the noctua. This prolimatech will be fine!!

30-04-2010, 12:42:36

Steve-O-
How come you don't compare the two with just push or just pull? It would be interesting how the Noctua compares with just the center 140mm.
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