Prolimatech Armageddon & Coolermaster V8 CPU Coolers

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INSTALLATION - Prolimatech Armageddon

The most critical aspect of installation is for the heatsink to be securely mounted. The more firmly it is installed, the better the contact between the heatsink's base and the CPU itself. It's also less likely to fall off. Ease of installation is also important — a simple mounting scheme means less time spent installing, and a reduced likelihood of screwing up.


Installation starts off with placing four rivet nuts in the proper holes. A rubber O-ring is placed over them to prevent them from falling out.


The shorter side of a set of double-ended studs are secured to the backplate with the longer side sticking out on the top side of the motherboard. A pair of aluminum bars goes over them and are held down with a nuts.


A second aluminum bar goes over the base, and two screws mount it to the other two bars. This is the only step that requires a screwdriver.


Installed with a Noctua NF-P14 fan.


Some creativity was required to mount a Scythe 140 mm fan, due to the aforementioned complications with the fan clips.



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