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Written by Olin Coles   
Tuesday, 04 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

Prolimatech Megahalems

What happens when the best engineers from Thermalright decide that it's time to leave a stagnant company who refuses their ideas? They gather their intellect and begin Prolimatech. Unlike other companies that have formed from the intellect of another, Prolimatech didn't decide to leave their former home and release a mainstream product. The Prolimatech Megahalems offers everything former projects (like the Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme) featured, but then adds new engineering where there were improvements needed.

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The Prolimatech Megahalems uses a very dense array of aluminum fins which are split down the middle to form two separate heatsink halves. The Megahalems is comprised of six heat-pipe rods, which span to each side and offer twelve total cooling ends. The nickel-plated copper base secures firmly to the CPU with a proprietary mounting clip system. This mounting system, which I am pleased to report is the most effective clip mechanism I've ever used, offers tremendous contact pressure while completely removing the chance of processor movement or sliding.

Aside from a very impressive alloy mounting system, the Megahalems includes a standard-fit 120mm cooling fan offering exceptional performance with nearly no audible noise, but the hardcore overclocker and performance enthusiast will certainly want to exchange these parts for something more powerful. Benchmark Reviews has tested the Prolimatech Megahalems with both the included fans and a single Yate Loon D12SH-12 (88 CFM @ 40 dbA) for comparison. As of August 2009 the ProlimaTech Megahalems was available at FrozenCPU for $65.

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Megahalems Specifications

  • Heatsink Dimension: (L)130mm X (W)74mmX (H)158.7mm
  • Heatsink Weight: 790g
  • Heatpipe Ø: 6mm X 6pcs
  • Fan: 120mm x 120mm x 25mm
  • Fan Speed: 800~1200 RPM
  • Noise Level: (dBA) Below 26 dBA
  • Air Flow: 57 CFM

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About ProlimaTech

Prolimatech, founded in 2008 is headquartered in Taiwan, led by a team of dedicated experts with 22 years of accumulated experience in the field of computer thermal solutions. Prolimatech stands for Professionalism exceeding beyond all Limits. We are here to challenge any limits that stand in our way to achieve what was thought to be impossible. Prolimatech incorporates integration of the aerospace resource-saving technology and advanced heat conduction technology to create the best heat absorption and dissipation solutions while pertaining to the science of aesthetics. Our never-ending quest is to satisfy every computer overclocker's and every enthusiast's needs for high quality and performance oriented thermal solutions for their high-end computer components.



 

Comments 

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

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: benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=316
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