Compatibility and Installation tips
Now let me say a few words about the cooler compatibility with contemporary platforms and major installation peculiarities. Both Cooler Master solutions are universal and can be installed onto any of contemporary platforms. Unfortunately, we can’t say the same thing about Cogage TRUE Spirit, because it is only compatible with LGA1366 processors. I have to say that it is a pretty strange approach to positioning of a mainstream cooling solution…
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus is pressed against the CPU with a universal X-shaped plate with spring-screws:
The screws go into the bushes that need to be screwed on to the backplate with screw-nuts. This retention provides extremely strong hold, which is important for coolers using heatpipes direct touch technology, like Hyper 212 Plus.
Hyper N620 is equipped with Cooler Master’s classical retention, which we have already seen in Cooler Master V8, V10, GeminII and other solutions. It includes three pairs of plates for LGA775, LGA1366 and AMD processors. These plates are attached to the cooler base with screws. After that you have to insert the screws into the loops on the end of the plates rotating counterclockwise and stick special rubber rings to them, which will protect the mainboard PCB from damage during cooler installation:
After that, you turn the cooler upside down, install the mainboard on top and tighten the screw-nuts through the backplate. Everything is pretty simple and reliable, although may be a little inconvenient, especially if it is the first time you have to deal with a Cooler Master retention like that.
It doesn’t make any sense to dwell on Cogage TRUE Spirit installation at this time, because its retention looks like this:
As far as the cooler compatibility with existing mainboard models is concerned, even the lowest of the three – Cooler Master Hyper N620 (51 mm between the cooler heatsink and the mainboard PCB) – didn’t interfere with any of the heatsinks around the processor socket:
The fans of Cooler Master Hyper N620 feature blue LEDs that look very beautiful in the dark:
Winding up this part of our article, I would like to offer you links to official installation instructions for each of the solutions discussed above: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus (2.13 MB), Cooler Master Hyper N620 (3.72 MB), and Cogage TRUE Spirit (3.14 MB).