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Compatibility and Installation

Like any other cooler from the upper price segment, SilverStone Heligon HE01 is compatible with all contemporary platforms. It can be installed onto Intel LGA 775/1155/1156/1366/2011 processors or AMD Socket AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1/FM2 processors. The installation procedure described in detail in the official manual. We are going to discuss it step by step with the help of our LGA 2011 test platform.

The first thing you do is insert threaded mounting spindles into the socket retention holes. After that a pair of steel rails is attached to them with thumb-screws:


Next you place the heatsink on top and evenly tighten the spring-screws over the retention plate holding the cooler in place:

The last step is to insert the cooling fan between the heatsink arrays and make sure the wire clips catch on securely to the heatsink sides. Once installed, the fan will be hanging 15 mm below the last heatsink fin, but since it is sitting between the heatsink arrays and has a round frame, it won’t interfere with the heatsinks over the mainboard voltage regulator components:


The clearance between the mainboard and the lowest heatsink fin is more than 45 mm, therefore there is enough room even for memory modules with not very tall heat-spreaders.

The new SilverStone Heligon HE01 doesn’t look as bulky inside the assembled system case, as it does when we take it out:

Technical Specifications and Recommended Pricing


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