Prolimatech Panther CPU Cooler

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BASE & INSTALLATION

The most critical aspect of installation is that the heatsink be securely mounted. A firm mating results in good contact between the heatsink's base and the CPU heatspreader and more efficient heat conduction. Ideally it should also be a simple procedure with the user having to handle as few pieces of hardware as possible.


The Panther uses a simple, four-point backplate mounting system. A pair of clips are attached above the base and spring-loaded screws secure it to the backplate on the other side of the motherboard.


The AMD hardware is fixed in one orientation, forcing the fan toward the rear ports of the motherboard.


The bolts can be secured by hand but it's a good idea to use a screwdriver for optimum tension.


Mounted on our LGA1155 test platform. The fan clips attach at the center gripping onto the sides of the fan frame. The red LEDs are positioned to shine in a square pattern within the fan with the blades acting as diffusers.


Clearance under the heatsink was an ample 52 mm and being a rather thin tower, the fan didn't hang over any of our memory slots.



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