Our installation was made on our AMD T-Bird test rig. It consists of:
- IWill KK266
- AMD Thunderbird 800
- Crucial PC133 128MB CL2 Sdram
- EVGA GF2 MX 32MB AGP Video Card
- Windows 98SE
The cooler came with a thermal pad. This is most likely adequate for stock speed chips, but we'll see if modifying it a little will help it any further.
We tested the cooler with the included thermal pad and with arctic silver. The results are rather surprising in regards to the argument of how important thermal paste can be.
After running our idle and full load tests on the cooler, we decided to remove the thermal pad with a small flat head screw driver and replace it with some good ole arctic silver thermal paste.
We again noticed that the cpu clip is not as strong as it should be. The heatsink was easily moved from side to side even after clipping it onto the motherboard. For people on the go, make sure you secure it more if you plan on transporting your box with this cooler inside.