Well I bought the HR-01 Plus.
First remarks, the components for 775 and am2 where mixed
in the plastic bags. To find out with belong to 775 wasn't so hard
to find out. But anyway this shouldn't be.
Next where to place the O-rings? SPCR shows it different than
what's on the included very small and and bad written manual.
Even on their instruction page on internet of thermalright you can see that the small
brackets (for AM2 on picture 1 are sitting in the 775 bag)
From the same instruction site;
To begin installation, please insert the hollow pillars through the mounting holes from the back of the plate and then use the appropriate O-rings to secure in place
This means that the O-rings are below the motherboard.
On the included manual, you have to guess. The drawing says
how the order is but not where the motherboard is located.
A small line that indicated the place of the mobo would be really handy.
From what I read on SPCR review the O-rings are below the brackets
between the brackets and the mobo.
The installation guide on the net shows to put thermal paste
on the cpu, AND on the cooler base. You see on the pic from there website
that the coolerbase is way larger than the cpu. Which means a lot of thermal paste from the coolerbase also touches the holder of the cpu.
Very strange, never heard of this. (spcr mentions only paste on the cpu).
Anyway I did it as the manual instructed (two layers of thermal paste, used the one included), and putted the O-ring on top on the mobo under the brackets.
Everything connected, double checked. Seemed ok.
Started computer, Corsair PSU directly disconnected. Which I found bizar.
Even no image on screen.
I tried to start two times more. Suddenly after about 3 secondes
a strange crispling electric noise, and a burning smell.
Shutted down everything.
Checked all my pc components in another PC, gladly my expensive
videocard still worked, and the RAM, and HDs, and DVDwriter.
Corsair PSU seemed to act strange in another PC.
So I putted a seasonic PSU in the PC with HR-01 Plus, no video,
nothing only the fans spinned up.
So I went to a computer shop, they tested everything, results :
motherboard and cpu defect. Rest ok.
So VERY big thanks Thermalright for the very good
your website and included manual.
At least make both matched and make it clear where the O-ring has to go. (maybe clickable picture to enlarge them to SEE where the O-ring has
to go, would be very usefull).
I guess that the O-rings where on the wrong place.
Putting the HR01 plus on my gigabyte GA-965-DS4 now costs me a lot
I think that I will send this message also to thermalright.