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Yes, "Ultra Durable" is the heatsink for the mosfet. The mosfet is a type of transistor that regulates the electricity in the motherboard, and it is very important that it stays cool. "Gigabyte" is the location of the northbridge heatsink. There is also another chip on the lower end of the board called a southbridge, but that does not effect your CPU heatsink installation.
Thank you very much for the response, very helpful! So, the Megahalem WILL overlap my RAM because of the fan, but it should not be a problem as my RAM will fit under it?

If that is the case, then I am pretty much set to go with the cooler. One question still, will the Megahalem fit well in my case, the CM690? I have read that the Mega is a little bit shorter than the Dark Knight. If that is true, then it should fit without problems.
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Great pics



You use 4x the amount of TIM that I use.
Have you tried with less?


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[QUOTE=grunion;7215866]Great pics



You use 4x the amount of TIM that I use.
Have you tried with less?


Hello
I just went by the diamond website for the amount.
It said 5mm in size approx size of a pea.
Thats how I put it on the TRUE & then I just did it to Mega also.
Good idea to try with less.
Its such a chore to remove the HSink to try it though.
I will try using less next time I have MB out of case.

edit> heres the link
http://innovationcooling.com/applica...structions.htm
Edited by M1 Abrams - 9/19/09 at 6:17pm
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Yea, you should be able to get away with using less than that, especially lapped.
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Holy crap, that's a lot of thermal paste! It looks like something your dog would apply to it, LOL!

The Prolimatech website says that lapping it won't improve it's performance. Actually, it advises you, not to.

I thought when you lap the cooler, you should lap the CPU as well, so the two have perfectly matching surfaces...I could be wrong.
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Thank you very much for the response, very helpful! So, the Megahalem WILL overlap my RAM because of the fan, but it should not be a problem as my RAM will fit under it?

If that is the case, then I am pretty much set to go with the cooler. One question still, will the Megahalem fit well in my case, the CM690? I have read that the Mega is a little bit shorter than the Dark Knight. If that is true, then it should fit without problems.
Yes, the Megahalems and/or fan will hang over your ram depending upon the way you mount it to your motherboard. That is no problem as long as you use install the ram beforehand if you use the closest 2 ram slots.

The heatsink should fit inside the CM690. As long as you do not have any side case fans around the CPU area, it should definitely fit.

Go and buy it already!
Edited by Riou - 9/20/09 at 6:02am
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Yes, the Megahalems and/or fan will hang over your ram depending upon the way you mount it to your motherboard. That is no problem as long as you use install the ram beforehand if you use the closest 2 ram slots.

The heatsink should fit inside the CM690. As long as you do not have any side case fans around the CPU area, it should definitely fit.

Go and buy it already!
Ok, thank you very much for the confirmation! I will be ordering tomorrow then!
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Holy poo poo
It looks as if IC Diamond website has a similar "pile".The Manufacturers of this TIM.

As far as lapping goes, I chose to lap it.

""Proper application is critical to optimum performance. Squeeze onto the center of the CPU an amount of IC Diamond compound about the size of a pea (5.0mm to 5.5mm) on the center of the CPU where most heat is concentrated.""
Everytime I see a Tim Pic I feel like I never put enough on my CPU, that Pea looks twice the size of mine
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As for the fan, I do not want to pay the premium for shipping from the UK, so that is why I would like to get ones that are available here in Germany.

Would this Yate Loon 38mm fan be ok?

Yate Loon D12SL-12D 1350RPM
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May I post a question in here?

I'm wondering if it would be viable to put a fanless Megahalems on a 920 D0 @ 4.0 ghz or so. Any of you tried it? It would be nice to run a heavily oc'ed 920 with passive cooling 24/7

Alternatively, what is the best silent fan for it?
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