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  • Cooler Master V6 GT Heatsink Review
  • Cooler Master V6 GT Heatsink Review



    Installing the Cooler Master V6 GT is rather simple, however still requires that hardware be installed on the motherboard before the heatsink can be installed.  Below is what comes included with the V6 GT.
    You start by selecting the proper hardware.  The V6 GT comes with mounting hardware for all modern processor systems including 775/1156/1366/ AM2 and AM3.  Since we are testing on the Core i7 we needed to adjust the riser bars and secure them to the back plate using the included screws.
    Next apply some thermal paste and install the heatsink.  The V6 GT is secured with a single bar that centers over two posts in the middle of the heatsink.  This bar then screws down to the riser bars to provide even pressure from the center of the heatsink out. 

    While this system does allow easy removal without having to remove the motherboard it is still based on 2 points of contact and a very small contact patch at the center of the heatsink.  While this tends to be all that is required we much prefer a more solid 4 corner mounting method as Intel had intended.