Scythe Mugen-2 CPU Cooler

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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.

The Mugen-2 is the first of Scythe's heatsinks to offer a proper bolt-thru mounting system. First a set of mounting brackets is screwed onto the base.

Unfortunately installation requires bolts to be secured from the back of the motherboard. Furthermore, the backplate does not stay put. Applying tape to hold it in place is a good temporary solution.

Only the bottom half of the bolts are threaded, ensuring uniform tension: You simply screw down until the thread stops. The installation procedure for LGA1366 and AMD boards is similar.

Mounted in our test system with fan installed (backwards — ooops!) on our LGA775 test board. On AMD motherboards the Mugen-2 mounts in the same orientation pictured above, with the fan facing the rear of the board.

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