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