Compatibility and Installation
The new Cooler Master Hyper 612 PWM product is compatible with all contemporary platforms including the new AMD FM1. The installation is exactly the same as for GeminII S524 and is described in detail in the following manual (PDF-file, 381 KB). I would like to remind you that the first thing you do is attach the retention brackets with threaded mounts on the ends to the base of the cooler using enclosed screws:
After that the cooler is placed on the CPU and secured in place with screw-nuts on top of the backplate:
The installation process is very inconvenient and requires a lot of effort from the user, but in the end you will be rewarded with high pressure hold and reliable contact.
The distance between the mainboard PCB and the lowest heatsink fin is 47 mm, although it will still be impossible to install memory modules with tall heat-spreaders into the closest slot:
He cooling efficiency of Hyper 612 PWM doesn’t depend on the way it is installed on the processor. Therefore during our test session we chose to position it in such a way that the airflow from it gets directed towards the back of the system case:
Well, the new Hyper-cooler indeed looks very impressive. In just a bit we will find out how impressive its cooling efficiency is going to be.