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Photo comparison between 775 & 1366.

Notice how much further apart the bolts are on the left (right in the pic) side, And where they are relative to the outer most heat pipe. Notice the small hole in the side plates next to the bolt. That is where the bolts go through on the 775.





Now see where the bolts are on the 775. They are much closer to the heat pipe:



There is almost a 5 mm difference, and that would have made all the difference in my situation.

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would say this is making bad temperatures...I think prolimatech knew how their mounting system should work and it is working...
problem is somewhere else..

upload photo after you take down genesis so we can see spread of TIM on genesis and CPU
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So I removed the Genesis and this is what I found:

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would say this is making bad temperatures...I think prolimatech knew how their mounting system should work and it is working...
problem is somewhere else..

upload photo after you take down genesis so we can see spread of TIM on genesis and CPU
As you can see, OP did that.
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So to conclude my Genesis experience...

I received a care package all the way from Taiwan!

Swag Bag!

Edit: Prolimatech had shipped me a tube of PK-1, along with 4 "Improved screws". For some reason Imageshack removed the picture due to TOS?????? Weird...

"Improved" Screws(left):


Seems that they have been machined specifically for the issue I had been experiencing. I was not looking forward to installing it again, so I didn't take any photos of the TIM spread. It seemed to sit much better, even though the pipes are STILL hitting the screws. Albeit, it is very slight.

So I cranked up the AC to get the room back to the same ambient temps and this is what I got:



I am pleased to say that no core reached higher than 72c. Not to shabby for LinX on a Q9550(C1) @ 1.336 volts. I am sure I could get lower temps with a better case, and better fans (Prolimatech 140mm @ ~1000 RPM).

All around I am getting better temps, and I am comfortable knowing that is outperforming my Hyper N520. I can't wait to see how it performs on a newer platform in the future (provided Prolimatech builds compatibility kits, which is likely).

Lastly, BIG Kudos to the CS @ Prolimatech. After sending them this thread, they sent me this kit. Nice of them to acknowledge the issue and send me a fix ASAP. It did take 2-3 weeks to receive it, but hey that's the mail for ya!

Thank to all for their feedback, and well wishes. Bottom line... Might want to lay off this Cooler if you are running a 775. But, this is a great and innovative design for those with awkward MOBO's, limited space, or tall RAM.
Edited by Rmerwede - 11/5/11 at 1:19pm
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Congrats
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Nice to know about Prolimatech's customer service.
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post #37 of 41
you said blowing towards the rams. shouldn't the direction of air flow be this way?

not quite sure what you said.
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post #38 of 41
I have a question Could I any improvement over my n520 with Megahalems?
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According to the manufacturer, and all reviews I have seen, one fan should blow down towards the RAM, MOSFETS etc... And the other towards the rear of the case through the vertical portion of the heatsink. It does make sense that you would want the air blowing towards an exhaust point, but I think the surface area of the heatsink should have air blowing through it... IDK I'm just following directions lol.

@PontiacGTX:

Megahalems should provide an improvement over the N520. I did not see a drastic improvement with the Genesis (which is STILL a little disconcerting...).
How much of an improvement would depend on a lot of things like fans (quantity and quality), airflow etc...

Any Megahalems review should show it outperforming a Hyper N520.
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According to the manufacturer, and all reviews I have seen, one fan should blow down towards the RAM, MOSFETS etc... And the other towards the rear of the case through the vertical portion of the heatsink. It does make sense that you would want the air blowing towards an exhaust point, but I think the surface area of the heatsink should have air blowing through it... IDK I'm just following directions lol.

@PontiacGTX:

Megahalems should provide an improvement over the N520. I did not see a drastic improvement with the Genesis (which is STILL a little disconcerting...).
How much of an improvement would depend on a lot of things like fans (quantity and quality), airflow etc...

Any Megahalems review should show it outperforming a Hyper N520.
it will work the way the manual says if the fan (i suppose you have one and is running) on top of the case is off. if it is running the air flow is being disrupted. air flow should flow in one direction - from the front to the back.

it is helpful and highly adviced to follow directions but in some cases it might be worth to experiment instead of spending more.
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