Kingwin provides reasonably clear instructions in the box, though their pictures could be better. Thankfully, due to the relatively light weight of the cooler, this is an easy installation using the LGA775 push pins; there is no need to remove the motherboard. Step 1 is to remove the plastic film protecting the CPU mating surface - skipping this step would be bad.

Next, attach your legs, insert the air "spoiler" (yes, it really does have one), apply thermal grease, and you're ready to mount.

As you can tell both from the weight and from the picture, this is considerably smaller than other heatpipe coolers like the Noctua and Tuniq.

Index Test Configuration


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  • Clauzii - Thursday, July 17, 2008 - link

    With a 'plate' like that, one could mount a Antinov Turbopropeller - probably wouldn't help.. Reply
  • Wesley Fink - Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - link

    As a policy we don't lap coolers we test at AnandTech. Buyers should not be required to do after-purchase grinding and sanding of a cooler to match our test results. Also the curve on many cooler plates (the better ones normally) is curved (not flat) by design and lapping can actually make performance poorer. Our philosophy is to test the cooler as received from the manufacturer as much as possible.

    Yes we have lapped a few units and compared performance to the unlapped cooler. We may even comment on those lapped results, but test results for comparison are reported for the cooler as received.
  • sukhoi37 - Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - link

    There must be sth wrong with the installation. I have seen many users report much lower temperature which is comparable with TRUE. I suspect it's because of TIM apply method. HDT needs different TIM apply method to take advantage of the HDT concept. Reply
  • Bieszczad - Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - link

    Could you point me to some instructions how to apply the paste in a HDT cooler setup? The cooler booklet was not clear on this matter. Thank you. Reply
  • Bieszczad - Wednesday, July 16, 2008 - link

    Google is you best friend:">

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