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Compatibility and Installation

As we have already mentioned above, Scythe Grand Kama Cross Rev. B can be installed onto any contemporary platform, including LGA 2011. The installation procedure is fairly simple and doesn’t require removing the mainboard from the system case. First, you attach the appropriate retention brackets to the base of the cooler with enclosed screws:

Intel LGA 775/1155(6)/1366

AMD Socket 939/AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1(2)

Intel LGA 2011

After that you apply a layer of thermal paste onto the processor heat-spreader, install the cooler and either push the plastic pins in to lock it in place, or tighten the four screws with the provided wrench (LGA 2011). The entire process doesn’t take more than 5 minutes, which is an indisputable advantage of Scythe Grand Kama Cross Rev. B.

Due to the angled arrangement of the heatsink arrays, Scythe Grand Kama Cross will never interfere not only with the heatsinks on the mainboard’s voltage regulator components, but also with the tallest memory heat-spreaders. As for the preferred orientation of the cooler, the instructions manual suggests that the cooler should be installed with the heatpipes positioned horizontally (or perpendicular to the memory modules):

This is exactly the way we installed Scythe Grand Kama Cross Rev. B for our today’s test session.

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