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Thermalright AXP-140

The most effective cooler of so-called top-type (when the airflow is directed towards the mainboard) – Thermalright AXP-140 – has also been tested in our lab before.

 

Since there is no LGA1366 retention kit among the bundled accessories, but the cooler’s base size and shape are identical to those of the base on Thermalright Ultra-120 eXtreme, we decided to us the retention kit from the latter:

Of course, it was not too convenient to tighten the screws, but the pressure was high enough, which produced a very good thermal compound imprint:

During our tests the cooler was equipped with a Scythe Kaze Maru fan, which is the most suitable fan for AXP-140 providing the highest cooling efficiency:

 

I would like to add that the AXP-140 cooler installed onto the board blocked the first memory DIMM slot and touched the tall heat-spreader on the memory module installed into the second slot.

 
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