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Written by Olin Coles   
Wednesday, 05 August 2009
Table of Contents: Page Index
Best CPU Cooler Performance LGA1366 Q2-2009
Thermally Conductive Element Reference
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
Cooler Master Hyper N620
Kingwin XT-1264
Prolimatech Megahalems
Scythe Zipang 2
Thermaltake ISGC-300 CLP0539
Thermaltake ISGC-400
Xigmatek Thor's Hammer S126384
Zalman CNPS10X Extreme
Cooler Surface Preparations
Cooler Test Methodology
Test Results: Stock Cooling Fan
Test Results: High-Output Fan
Overclocked Test Results
CPU Cooler Final Thoughts
Best CPU Cooler Conclusion

Kingwin XT-1264

The CPU cooling industry is filled similar-looking products. After all, it's difficult to reinvent the wheel without it looking like, well, a wheel. So some manufacturers take a combination of design aspects and package them into their own product, which is what Kingwin has done with the XT-1264 cooler. The original patent holder for Heat-Pipe Direct Touch (HDT) technology continues to mix and match options, and the Kingwin XT-1264 is the hybrid result of design aspects implemented in the Sunbeam Core Contact Freezer CR-CCTF along with aspects of the SilenX IXC-120HA2. At the time of this writing, the XT-1264 cost $34.99 at NewEgg.

Kingwin XT-1264 Features

  • Model: XT-1264
  • Intel: Socket 1366/775/Core i7/Core 2 Extreme/Quad/Duo/Pentium Extreme Edition/Celeron D
  • AMD: Socket AM3/AM2/754/939/940/Athlon 64/FX/X2/Opteron/Sempron
  • 4 pcs High Performance U Type Heat-pipe Touch w/ CPU Chip
  • Easy installation
  • Direct H.T.C. (Heat-pipe Touch Chip) Technology
  • 4 Copper Heatpipes
  • 120 mm NDB Fan
  • Aluminum fin
  • Light weight
  • Tool-Free clip
  • Universal Application: 1366/LGA775 push-pin & AM2/K8 Tool-Less Clip


Overclockers have had positive things to say about other similarly-designed coolers, and Kingwin hopes that the XT-1264 will follow in the footsteps of its predecessors. Four large heat-pipes span up the sides in a 'U' shaped configuration, and the tension-based clip system applies above average pressure to the contact surface. Designed to fit Intel LGA1366 and LGA775 sockets, as well as AMD AM3/AM2/754/939/940 sockets, the Kingwin XT-1264 could be the universal fit for overclocking projects. As of August 2009 the Kingwin XT-1264 was available at NewEgg for $36.99, which is approximately average for cooler prices.


XT-1264 Specifications

Fan speed: XT-1264
Dimension: 120mm (L) x 74mm (W) x 150mm (H)
Heat Sink:
Material: Aluminum Alloy
Base: Copper (Heat-pipe Touch Chip)
Heat-Pipe: Φ 6 x 4
Dimension (W) x (H) x (D) mm: 120 x 120 x 25 PWM fan
Voltage Rating (V): 12V
Speed (R.P.M.): 700 ~2300 RPM
Bearing Type: N.D.B. Bearing
Air Flow (CFM): 82.0~101.2 CFM
Static Pressure (mmAQ): 3.28~3.97 mmAQ
Life Expectance (hrs): 60,000 Hrs.
Noise Level (dBA): 34.50~38.00 dBA
Connector 4 Pin with PWM
Weight(g): 467g (w/fan)

About KWI Technology Inc.kingwin_full_logo_200px.jpg

Kingwin was founded in 1992 as a manufacturer specialized in designing and manufacturing CPU Coolers and Mobile Racks, also with goals to provide our customers with the best Computer Chassis, Thermal Cooling, Liquid Cooling, and Storage Solutions. With the company's core business of Storage Solution units is still growing at a vast rate, Kingwin started looking into the PC chassis industry. To date, Kingwin has always been considered the pioneering company that revolutionized the Storage Solution Industry by bringing out different types and great storage units. The typical and traditional beige and plastic front panel design was replaced buy the excellent and more light and cooler material of the aluminum Storage Solution units. By doing this, Kingwin started growing in the industry and still is growing up to this date.



# Backing platebruce h storm 2010-06-01 16:53

What was the backing plate you used on the Prolimatech Megahalem . Was it the Xigmatek ACK-I5361 Intel Core i7/Core i5 compatible Bracket Set or Xigmatek ACK-I5363 Intel Core i7/Core i5 compatible Bracket Set
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# RE: Backing plateOlin Coles 2010-06-01 17:45
The ProlimaTech Megahalems has its own backplate that comes with the heatsink, and is far superior to the Xigmatek versions. Take a look at the full review that's linked in this article.
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# Is the backplate required?Ben 2010-07-01 07:07
If I buy the Megahalems will I need the backplate if I'm going to use it on a 1366 Socket?
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# RE: Is the backplate required?Olin Coles 2010-07-01 07:08
The 1366 backplate is already included in the kit.
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# RE:Ben 2010-07-01 10:28
I mean will I have to use it or it will go on to the 1336 socket without the backplate?
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# RE: RE:Olin Coles 2010-07-01 10:37
You will need to use it... and I recommend that you read the full review here:
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