|ProlimaTech Super Mega Heatsink Preview|
|News - Featured Website News|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Friday, 16 July 2010|
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Mounting Surface and Hardware
While there are only two major design changes with the heatsink itself, ProlimaTech has made several changes to the mounting hardware for Super Mega. A familiar slightly-textured contact surface on the Super Mega matches the base on ProlimaTech's Megahalems and Mega Shadow. ProlimaTech does not polish the contact base of their heatsinks.
Gone is the LGA1366-only four-prong backplate found on Megahalems, which contained stand-off screws molded into the reinforcing plate. The new design allows for either Intel LGA775, LGA1156, or LGA1366 sockets, depending on the bolt orientation. A soft silicon-rubber center grommet helps to space the backplate away from the processor on LGA775 motherboards. A separate AMD mounting kit for AM2/AM2+/AM3 sockets costs $10.
The biggest change comes in the shape of a black spring-loaded screw. A pair of black 70LB 'extensive pressure' screws offer extreme surface compression between the processor and heatsink, which ProlimaTech warns against damage on every plastic bag. Standard compression silver spring-loaded screws are also included.
The final addition to the new design is the aluminum mounting plate, which has been modified to use small screw cups at each end. The previous design utilized a pair of 1-3/16" spring-loaded screws that went into the flat surface of the aluminum mounting plate. The new screws measure only 11/16" long and are held secure in the cup.
This concludes our exclusive preview of the upcoming ProlimaTech Super Mega heatsink. What still remains to be seen is how it performs against the Megahalems CPU cooler, our current champion of air-cooled overclocks. Benchmark Reviews will soon publish all of the CPU cooler performance results in our upcoming ProlimaTech Super-Mega Heatsink CPU Cooler review. Make sure you're signed up for our newsletter!
Look for the ProlimaTech Super Mega heatsink to go on sale at FrozenCPU first. If you can't wait, ask them to start a pre-order!
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