As mentioned in the introduction, both Hypercool heatsinks have mounting material for AMD AXP/A64 and the Intel P4 platform.P4 installation
Looks familiar? It actually improves on the Zalman method, as the clips fit nicely in the U form, it is impossible to make the heatsink slide around; Straight-forward installation and easy to remove too.
Large northbridge heatsinks will give problems due to the Hypercool fins sticking out quite a bit. We tested it on an Asus P4C800, perfect fit:AMD Athlon XP installation
If you have a motherboard without mounting holes, then don’t despair as the Hypercool will fit it perfectly... here pictured on an Abit KX7But it will not fit
if your motherboard features high capacitors close around the socket higher than 24mm and sitting left/right to the socket closer than 23mm.
The Abit NF7-S does not qualify unfortunately:
The Hypercool does clear the north bridge area enough to allow you to install more fancy heatsinks on there:AMD A64 installation
The Hypercool uses its own back plate and uses standoffs which need to be screwed on top. If a Zalman can fit on your board, then so will the Hypercool. Unfortunately we didn’t have any A64 systems in the labs at the time of testing to give you more in-depth info.
Time to see how it performs ->