Installation and Finished Product
The first thing I had to do was to grab the Intel back plate and adjust all four of the screws to the right setting. Currently it is set to 1366, if I move it in one notch it is then set for 1155/1156, and if they are all the way in you are all set for 775.
Once you have it set for the correct socket, you just rest the composite plastic back plate right on the back of the motherboard.
I flipped three of the risers to show the black plastic washer applied to them to isolate these risers from the motherboard. As for the one that is installed correctly, to make sure they don't move when you add screws in the top, there is a supplied socket to get good purchase when tightening them.
The next thing to do was to get the Intel top mounting legs and get them screwed into the head unit. They slide into a groove to help hold it in place while you mess about with the tiny screws.
After applying some thermal compound you can go ahead and tighten the four screws on the head unit into the top of the risers below. You will know when you are done tightening as the threads will stop when the head unit is fully secured.
The springs on top of the mounting bars are not that tough, and if you have the system mounted to the motherboard like I do, it is possible to break the seal on the TIM by moving things around too aggressively. Chances are slim, but it is something to think about when cleaning the unit later down the road.
As you can tell, with its low profile and zero clearance issues around the socket, you can have the craziest memory heat spreaders and the tallest back plate on a video card and still not run into any issues with the Seidon 240M in your chassis.
Here we have the completed Seidon 240M installed on the motherboard. All that is left is to set the motherboard on the X-Frame and set the radiator on the support bar and get to testing this unit.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Specifications, Availability and Pricing]
- Page 3 [Packaging]
- Page 4 [Cooler Master Seidon 240M AIO CPU Cooler]
- Page 5 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 6 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 7 [The Test System and Thermal Results]
- Page 8 [Noise Level Results]
- Page 9 [Final Thoughts]
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