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Compatibility and Installation

The Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO is compatible with Intel’s LGA775/1155/1156/1366 platforms as well as with AMD’s Socket AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1. You need to purchase an additional fastening mechanism to install this cooler on an LGA2011 platform.

The installation procedure isn’t any different from installing most other CPU coolers from Cooler Master. First you insert threaded bushings into the mainboard’s mounting holes and fix them on the reverse side of the mainboard with nuts through a back-plate.

 

Then you apply some thermal grease, put the cooler down on the CPU and tighten it with an X-shaped plate that has spring-loaded screws.

It’s easier to do this without a fan. You can attach the latter after the cooler is mounted on the CPU. The fastening mechanism is very strong. The Hyper 212 EVO does not turn around or shift on the CPU heat-spreader whereas the back-plate prevents the mainboard from bending.

Cooler Master doesn't take much space inside the system case. The next photo shows it installed:

The distance from the cooler’s bottom edge to the mainboard is a generous 44 millimeters. The cooler is narrow and does not cover the mainboard’s memory slots.

 
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