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Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B. Intel CPU Heatsink (LGA 775/1156 / 1366) (AM2/2+/3 Mounting Kit Required)

3.7 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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  • Minimal air resistance between fins allowing best balance between noise and performance in range of 800-1200RPM
  • Heatpipes are lined up in a straight line to prevent air back draft allowing air to easily pass through the heatsink body
  • Wide fins with mathematically calculated thickness to maximize best air-to-surface cooling rate
  • Uniquely designed, easy-to-install socket 775 and 1366 retention mechanism to increase cooling ability. Separate ARM-02 Mounting Kit required for use with AM2 AM2+ and AM3 Motherboards
  • Easy to apply, high grade thermal compound, a perfect sidekick to all Prolimatech heatsinks
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Product Description

The revised Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B. Intel CPU Heatsink now comes LGA 1156 ready and contains 2 sets of wire fan clips for optimal performance out of the box. Due to the originals very high praise from multiple review sites as well as winning the Editor's Choice Gold Award from [H]ard|OCP Enthusiast this cooler is sure to please. When it comes to air cooling this cooler cannot be beat! This heatsink has been carefully engineered for low to medium speed 120 mm fans producing around 57 CFM - fans in this range are quiet at under 26 dBA - but this heatsink still cools better than the competition! Six heatpipes pull heat up to the fins and away from the CPU. The heatsink ships ready to mount to either Socket LGA 775 or the latest Socket LGA 1366 and LGA 1156! **Sockets AM2, AM2+ and AM3 require optional retention hardware The tower type coolers have been the mainstream in the CPU cooling market for quite some time now, but upon closer inspection you start to notice that designs and engineering can only go so far as they slowly come to a bottleneck. After a while they all start to look the same with performance not worth popping the champaign. This is where Prolimatech comes in. We are here to challenge all possible odds and stray away from the norm. With that focus in mind comes the new Megahalems, tower CPU cooler. Never before seen are the new lows in temperature produced by an intelligent design of low air flow resistance with unmatched performance to boost; perfect for the true overclockers in all of us **PLEASE MEASURE YOUR CASE TO INSURE THIS HEATSINK WILL FIT BEFORE PURCHASING!! WILL NOT ACCEPT RETURNS UNLESS ITEM IS DEFECTIVE!**

Product Information

Product Dimensions 9.4 x 6.8 x 3.8 inches
Item Weight 2.8 pounds
Shipping Weight 2.8 pounds
Manufacturer Prolimatech
ASIN B002EJ3TNK
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3.7 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,657 in Industrial & Scientific > Industrial Electrical > Thermal Management Products > Computer Heatsinks
#1,659 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > Fans & Cooling > Heatsinks
Date first available at Amazon.com June 24, 2009

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Highly recommend this if you're not budgeted for a water-cooled loop system. It's huge but you get huge results. Heck, I thought 28/31 degrees was off after coming down from a 40 degree system. It's enclosed a SilverStone Raven RV01 case so that too helps along with a push/pull get up. Average gtx 260 video card and a classy3 with 12gb of Corsair 1866's. With the pk1 gel it just needs a pea size in the middle of your cpu and place this beast on there. The size and weight of this will spread it evenly. Unless, you don't know where the middle of your cpu is. Also, be on the look out for the Black Edition of this some time soon.
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I did extensive research on CPU coolers January 2010 for my new i7 rig I was building. [...] showed that the Megahalems outperformed all other air coolers on the market at that time. I was fully unprepared for the size of this cooler. MAKE CERTAIN THAT YOU MEASURE THE HEIGHT AVAILABLE IN YOUR CASE! Clearance is an issue but it worked fine in my full ATX case. Also make sure you buy accompanying fans of the correct size. The reason i'm writing this is because the otherwise flawless workmanship had one catch. No other reviews brought this to my attention, so it must not be common. There is a cross-member that physically holds the cooling tower to the motherboard backing plate, that two spring loaded screws go through. The holes in the plate were not drilled all the way through. I highly recommend this cooler, but if you buy it, do a dry fit test first. if your thumb screws do not move freely just use a hand drill and take the step out of the holes so the springs engage the cross-member.

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By M. Clemens on February 18, 2010
It's big. Almost big enough I gave it a 4 star review, but it works so well I couldn't subtract any points from this. I have an i7-920 on an Intel DX58SO motherboard, and I've got tall Corsair Dominator memory sticks. Because of the tall heatsinks on the Corsair RAM, I had to orient the heatsink in the non-classic direction. (It's blowing air from my video card down towards my power supply, as opposed to blowing from front of case towards back of case.) It didn't seem to affect performance. My idle temps dropped from 50C to 36C (122F to 97F). My fully loaded temps dropped from 77C to 60C (171F to 140F). Highly recommended unless you have a little case or its too packed in there.
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The description of this cooler is:
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B. Intel CPU Heatsink (LGA 775 / 1156 / 1366) (AM2** / AM2+** / AM3**)

What the vendor shipped was:
Prolimatech Megahalems Rev B. Intel CPU Heatsink (LGA 775 / 1156 / 1366)
And this was even missing one of the brackets shown in the picture.

I did not look for the ** thinking it was just some funny terminology for the socket. Turns out, buried in something called a description way at the bottom of the page was a statement that more hardware was needed to mount to an AM3 motherboard but it did not say what was needed. The seller does not appear to have this hardware. There was no "People who bought this also bought AM2 adapter kit".

I did eventually find the hardware at another vendor by Googling "Prolimatech AM2 Retention Mount Adapter Kit"

This is not to say the cooler is bad, just misleading copy.
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By so227 on February 16, 2010
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This was a breeze to install (15-20 mins) and works wonderfully (reducing temps by more than 30oC over Intel i7-920 stock cooler)! I read many of the reviews on Newegg and elsewhere about how tricky this was to install, how drilling new holes would be necessary, removal of the mobo ould be required even with the CoolerMax HAF922 case that I'm using, and how tight the install would be limiting access to memory,no 2nd pair of fan clips, etc, etc. Despite thse warnings, I bought the Megahalem because of the excellent reviews it has gotten once properly installed.

My problem was that the stock cooler wasn't nearly good enough even for modest overclocking under high load. The HAF922 case has the nice feature that it provides access to the backside of the mobo near the chip -- it was easy to remove the stock cooler, clean up the thermal compound and proceed with mounting the Megahalem. Just follow the well-diagrammed directions carefully. Of course, I took the precautionary step before purchase of comparing the dimensions of the mobo the mechanical drawing of the Megahalem provided by Prolima on their website, so I could check clearances. No installations issues or problems, just a bit of care to mount the 'strip adapters' in the right direction so that the mounting plate fit. In fact the hardest part of the install, was attaching the 2 pairs (yes, 2 pairs are provided not 1) of fan mounting clips and fans. Bottom line is that my i7-920 is now running at least 30oC cooler than before and all fits well even in the mid-tower.
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I was hoping to get my i7 930 2.8GHz stable at 4+GHz under full load overnight with temps staying under 70 c but settled for 3.3GHz at 60 c full load.
I did not do as the directions said. I did not apply the thermal paste to both the processor surface and the heatsink base. I wish I had. I may pull it, remove the paste, buy the arctic silver paste and try that. I did the one centered dot method on the processor and a little tiny spec on the heatsink. I should have evenly applied the paste to both surfaces as per the instructions. This was my first build and my only regret so overall I'm very happy.
I did the fans in a push-pull config. My case is set up to push air out the back and pull in from the front so it's pulling the heat off the 12Gb of Dominator RAM that's right next to it, and I mean RIGHT next to it. One of the fans is pushed out 1/8th of an inch because it is resting on the RAM heatsink.
The product arrived on time, had all the parts, the instructions were easy to understand, and it functions properly. I bet it will function even better after I reapply the thermal paste.
If I find myself having to SLI another Quadro FX 4000 I suspect I'll have to go with a liquid type cooling system but for now this is sufficient.
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