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Thermalright SLK-900A Heatsink Review Author:Andrew Chie Date Posted: November 13th, 2003
Bottom Line: With overclocking becoming a bigger and bigger fad in the technological world, users and CPU’s demand better cooling to keep up with the excess temperature from overclocking. We put the Thermalright SLK-900A Heatsink through its paces, how did it do when the heat was on? find out in our official review.......
At first glance, the SLK-900A is a marvel of a heatsink. It is very large compared to standard heatsinks used with heatsink fan combos. What is even more surprising is the weight. Weighing in at 527 grams (1.5lbs), it is quite heavy compared to most heatsink fans out there. The SLK-900A also comes with a seal at the bottom of the heatsink to prevent scratching during shipping or anytime before use on a CPU. Upon removal of the seal, one will find a very nicely lapped bottom. There will be no need for any aftermarket engineering here.
Setting It Up
Setting up was fairly simple, though there were more steps to go through than setting up your average heatsink/fan. Then again, this isn’t your average heatsink. First of all, the spring clips for the fan is usually the first thing to be placed. For this setup, a 80mm Antec fan running at 2600rpm was used. Thus the spring clips were placed in the 2nd holes from the top. I, personally, found it more complicated to put the fan on before placing the heatsink on the CPU, as the fan would block me from the clips to hold the heatsink in place. Next, the seal was removed and the pads that came with the SLK-900A were placed on the heatsink. There will be little indentations to indicate where the pads will be placed. Afterwards, use thermal paste/pad as needed and mount the heatsink on the CPU. One would need a screwdriver and quite a bit of force to get the clips on. Be careful not to slip with the screwdriver and end up with a chipped and useless motherboard.