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Compatibility and Installation

The SilverStone Heligon HE02 can be installed on any modern platform: Intel’s LGA 775/1155/1156/1366/2011 and AMD’s Socket AM2(+)/AM3(+)/FM1(2). As for specific CPUs, the manufacturer has limited their peak TDP to 95 watts for the fanless mode and 130 watts for when you use your Heligon HE02 with one fan. Sounds promising.

The installation procedure is basically the same for every compatible platform and only varies in minor details. You can read about them in the user manual while we will describe it using our LGA2011 mainboard.

First, you insert four threaded bushings into the LGA2011 socket’s mounting holes.

  

You can do this without any tools. Then you install the steel supports on them (using no tools again).

Apply some thermal grease and mount the cooler. It is secured with a retention plate that has two spring-loaded screws. You need an ordinary cross-point screwdriver for that.

The pressure is rather high and the retention plate additionally fixes the heatsink, preventing it from turning around or shifting sideways on the CPU.

After installing the SilverStone Heligon HE02 on the mainboard, we measured the gap between the latter and the bottom fin of the heatsink. It was 50 millimeters. That’s quite enough for the cooler not to conflict with heatsinks on power system components or memory modules.

 

The Heligon HE02 looks imposing and highly promising inside our testbed:

Let’s see what it can do in our tests.

 
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