Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Rutledge Feman
Date: 10-13-2008
Provided by: Cooler Master

I will be installing the V8 in my test system which consists of the following hardware:

Intel Core 2 Duo E7200
2 GB A-Data Memory
Creative X-Fi
74 GB WD Raptor 10k RPM HDD
Mountain Mods Duality Case

Installation on a socket LGA775 requires removal of the motherboard, as you will need to install a backplate on the reverse side of the board.

First, remove your current heatsink and clean up any excess thermal paste. I use 91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol and a soft cloth. After this, you need to apply a fresh coat of paste to the surface of the CPU. You can either use the included paste or supply your own, which is what I did (Arctic Silver 5).

Next you need to prep the retention plate before affixing it to the base of the heatsink. Once these plates are in place, you then need to apply the anti-vibration soft pads. After this, flip the motherboard over, put the heatsink in place then attach the backplace and secure it in place with the supplied nuts and screwdriver attachment in a crisscross pattern until firmly tight.

Reinstall the motherboard assembly in your case (don't forget to plug in the fan) and you are done.

Continue ahead as we put the Cooler Master V8 CPU Cooler to the test!

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