Compatibility and Installation
Scythe REEVEN is compatible with Socket 478, LGA775, Socket 754/939/940/AM2(+)/AM3 platforms and you won’t need to remove these mainboards from the system case to install the cooler. Unfortunately, as we have already mentioned above, the LGA1366 retention kit is not included with this cooler; however, Scythe reps assured us that this issue will be resolved shortly. We had to use the Core i7 retention kit from Scythe Kabuto cooler: we had to cut it up in two halves and bend the retention hoops a little more to ensure more secure contact with the CPU heat-spreader:
As a result, we managed to successfully install this cooler onto our testbed:
I have to say that we didn’t reveal any dependence of the REEVEN cooling efficiency on the way it is installed onto the CPU, although we had expected to find some, judging by our experience with other coolers of similar structure. During our test session, REEVEN was installed as follows:
In conclusion I would only like to add that the recommended price of this new cooler is set at only $24. It is actually the cheapest cooler in our today’s test session.