Gigabyte G-Power II Pro is designed for LGA 775 and Socket 754/939/940/AM2 mainboards. The installation on K8 platform is extremely simple. You will not even need to take the board out of the system case. You use the special included retention bracket with a locking clip that catches onto the standard plastic socket frame:
When it comes to mainboards for the contemporary Intel processors, the installation procedure may require a little bit more effort on your part, but is still very simple from the technical standpoint. First you have to fasten two plates with four preset screws and rubber washer-pads to the cooler base:
Then, if your mainboard is already installed into the system case, you will need to remove it in order to install the cooler into the retention holes and fasten it to the backplate on the bottom on the PCB:
The latter is pretty compact and is very unlikely to hit against any electronic components on the reverse side of the mainboard PCB, which may often be the case with cooling solutions using backplates.
The cooler is very compact around the base, even where the heat-pipes are coming out, therefore, it will never conflict with any of the mainboard heatsinks:
When we set the system into the case, the angled Gigabyte G-Power II Pro almost hit against the case fan (there was a tiny 2-3mm gap left between them):
Nevertheless, this cooler position is still very efficient for both: driving the warm air outside the system case and cooling the heatsink on top of mainboard’s voltage regulator components.
You can also download a step-by-step installation guide for Gigabyte G-Power II Pro from Gigabyte’s official web-site (.PDF file, ~4MB in size).