|Cooler Master Hyper 6 KHC-V81-U1 CPU Heatsink (2004) |
August 29, 2004
can't go wrong with the hyper 6
|by: 790 ( September 03, 2004 )
Experience: 1 Week - 1 Month
-Solid all copper design
|» Pros|| |
-option to use or not use the heatsink fan
-Rear or Front mount fan controll option
-fits socket AMD 754,940 (Athlon64) and Intel 478 (p4)
-lots of copper
|» Cons|| |
-Shady-written installation instructions
-Difficult and dangerous to install
-product instructions in more than several languages
First I'd like to say that this is a serious Heatsink. The first time I saw it and held it in my hands I thought I must be dreaming. There's so much copper in this thing you wonder for a minute if the heatsink is a waste of our resources.
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Once that thought is quickly dismissed, you see all the goodies you get with the product. Namely, the ability to mount the fan rheostat on the front or back of the case with the supplied panels.
Once you've made youre choice you prep your MB by removing the stock plastic heatsink mount and replace it with the supplied one. Then mount the processor and your new Hyper 6 with some quality thermal compound.
Of course all this is much easier to write than to actually do. The instructions that come with the Hyper 6 are in about 9 languages, and once you've found yours, you have to decifer it's 3pt print size - and match each step up with it's picture on the far left (4 languages away from english). So far so good, except that the small example b&w pictures are better left to guess work than actuall usage.
After you've spent 20 minutes and you think you've read the instructions properly, you're ready to install the heatsink! But be carefull, the spring clips need about 200lbs of pressure (or so) to lock the sink in place on your MB. After about 45 minutes of trying, it took pressing my body weight onto the end of the spring clip to finally latch it into place on the plastic mount. I was also holding the far end of the heatsink level so as not to damage my proc. This worked, although I've never ever had a heatsink so hard to mount or that scared me enough to actually worry about cracking something.
Remimber that this thing weighs at least 6 lbs, so you have 6lbs of solid copper jutting out of your board. I suspect that this is the reason the spring clips are so tight. Make sure you have at least 6-8 inches of case room for this thing, It probably won't fit into anything smaller than a standard mid-tower case.
Next, you can go ahead and screw on the supplied fan if you want, and make the power and rehostat connections, and then your ready to fire up your system for a quick test run.
Once you get this puppy installed you'll notice unusually low temperatures! In my opinion, 48 degrees under load and with a 10% overclock is not bad. I predict you could only do better with water cooling or more extreem measures - Not bad for $50 bucks!
You get similar temps as a standard water cooling kit without the hassle, And for less money. Although installation costs a few points, the verdict is 92.
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