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post #11 of 41
Yeahm i remember there were some issues in the early version with the screws. They changed them and now they come with flat screws. Just ask them and they'll send you some new screws.
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Thank you everyone for your continued replies!

So... I took it all apart, and re-installed this beast. Everything seemed like it was okay, and it has been installed once again... properly.

I applied a rice sized line (just like the picture) of the TIM and let the heat sink do all the work.

Fired up LinX, and this is what I get (slight voltage bump from previous):



I can't begin to express my disappointment in this product. This isn't the first time I have installed a CPU cooler. I could not have installed this any better. It might be the fans... IDK... They should not be an issue though as the Vortez.net review used them. In a case like mine, and on an LGA775? I don't know. All I know is after speaking to the well known retailer I bought this from (Don't know if I could mention them), they told me to contact Prolimatech when I asked to return it.

I think I'm going to try to get a 2nd hand Megalahem, and try these fans on it.

Thanks again all!
Edited by Rmerwede - 10/14/11 at 4:01pm
post #13 of 41
Damn, bro. That's messed up. Contact Prolimatech and link them this thread and ask them to, please, have a look at the situation and the temperatures. Prolimatech is VERY good about answering e-mails and resolving issues. I'm sure each case gets assigned as they come but, this woman named Minna Yu, has answered a couple of my questions promptly and was very cool about answering my questions.

Hope you get the issue resolved. Here's what your temps should look like.

Good luck.

It has to be the cooler, bro. Here's my temps with a whopping 1.44v and only 1 Scythe S-Flex F

Edited by crashdummy35 - 10/14/11 at 4:50pm
 
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Thanks Crash! Will do!
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General Support. You bet. Keep us posted here in the thread so we can know how it goes for you, Bud.
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yup, good luck.
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I've owned the Arrow, the D14, and the Genesis. With the same kind of air flow, the Genesis is slightly behind the others in my experience, but the board cooling is worth it. Also, the base of my Genesis was not flat out of the box, and both my CPU and heatsink are lapped.

~1000rpm fans are kinda low speed, though even with them I would still expect better. The N520 shouldn't be a match for the Genesis at all.

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One very important thing to note: I believe it is only an issue with the LGA775 platform: The bolts that hold the secondary brackets to the mobo, are sticking out too much and interfering with the heatpipes. Tightening them leaves a small "dent" in the pipe.
This is a potentially serious concern. The heat pipes shouldn't contact the mounting hardware and certainly should not be bent by them.
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This might sound daft but, Is the CPU heatspreader completely flat? My previous 775 processor was slightly concave and I had to lap it to get a better connection between the CPU and heatsink.
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Prolimatech recommends that you DO NOT lap the base of their coolers or the cpu. The base of their coolers are not completely flat and are milled that way so they exert more pressure starting from the center-outward of the cpu ihs, which is slightly convex.

There's a thread around here somewhere where someone lapped the cpu and the base of a Mega and the temps got worse.
 
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Not daft, good question lol!

I checked it against a small level I have, and i can't see any spacing. The Genesis was nice and flat as well. I really don't feel like playing with this thing anymore, but when I take it out again, I will get pictures of the base and the heatpipes. The base is made of 2 separate plates that may or may not be spread too far apart, as there is space between them and the heat pipes. There are also little dents where the bolts were touching them.

I explained all this to the retailer, and he seemed to think that I was daft. "Never in his life" has he heard of a defective Prolimatech cooler. He wanted me to ship it back, and he would test it and see if the board posts. I said "are you going to try it on a similar board"? and he replied "No, only if you want to send me yours".
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