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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
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