We have been introducing new CPU cooling solutions to our readers on a regular basis. And although we are proud of having tested almost everything that is available in the cooling solutions market, these reviews are not perfect for one simple reason. The thing is that we compare only 2-3 cooler within each review taking one of them as a reference for our performance analysis. That was the case when Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme rules the world, and also when ThermoLab BARAM took over the lead for a short while until Scythe Mugen 2 came out. With one same cooler participating in each test session, even with a small measuring error margin, it is possible to compare the efficiency of cooling solutions from different articles.
Nevertheless, time has come for a big comparative analysis of the coolers performance, because there are a lot of highly efficient solutions available in the market these days. The final factor that determined the need for this test session was the launch of the Intel Core i7 based platform with the new LGA1366 socket. Today we are going to discuss how the new and old super-coolers will perform in the new platform, what the peculiarities of Nehalem core cooler are and how the Intel Core i7 overclocking potential depends on the cooling efficiency.
We are going to open our today’s article with a detailed review of a new cooling solution - Prolimatech Magahalems – that is a new candidate for the super-cooler title.
Prolimatech Megahalems Cooler Review
The company called Prolimatech Inc. is not very well-known. It was founded in Taiwan only a year ago, but has dedicated professionals with 22 years of experience in the cooling field in it. Their first (and so far the only) cooler is called “Megahalems” which sounds similar to the new processor microarchitecture name – Nehalem. We don’t know if they chose this particular name on purpose, but, in fact, it is not really important. Just interesting.
Package and Accessories
The cooler ships in a small box with a convenient plastic carry handle:
There is a polyurethane foam casing inside the cardboard box that holds the heatsink and accessories sealed in small plastic bags. Among them are:
- Backplate for LGA775 mainboards;
- Backplate for LGA1366 mainboards;
- Installation manual;
- Three steel retention brackets;
- Two screws, four double-sided spindles and four screwed caps;
- Prolimatech thermal grease;
- Two wire retention clips for the fan.
As you can see, there is no fan shipping with Megahalems, so you will have to purchase one separately. The cooler is made in Taiwan and its recommended retail price is $59.95.