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Compatibility and Installation

Cooler Master Hyper N520 is compatible with all contemporary platforms. Just use the appropriate retention kit with the corresponding backplate:


Socket 754/939/940AM2(+)/AM3


LGA775


LGA1366

To protect the PCB surface from scratching, you should use rubber washers together with the enclosed screws:

After that the cooler is tightened with screw-nuts through the backplate or plastic washers, if no backplate can be used for any reason.

This is what Cooler Master Hyper N520 looks like when it is installed into a system case:

 

The installation manual recommends installing the cooler into the system case so that the airflow from the fans could be directed towards the back of the case. However, our experiments revealed that the cooler performed best if turned by 90°:

 

In this case the CPU temperature under maximum workload was steadily 3-4°C lower than in the first case. The distance from the mainboard PCB to the lowest heatsink plate of the Cooler Master Hyper N520 cooler is 36.6mm, so the cooler will not interfere with any electronic components around the CPU socket.

The recommended price of the Cooler Master Hyper N520 is set at $39.90.

 
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