Alpha PAL 8942 M81:
In the black corner we have the PAL8942M82
who showed up here for a mere 54.57EUR and weighs a healthy 0.425kg.
Equipped with an 80x15mm FAN that does 20CFM it can remove some of the warm air away from your processor.
If we open the box we end up with the following content:
A detailed instruction sheet that explains how to install the heatsink step by step, alot of detail and clear pictures makes following the guidelines a piece of cake!
Before he enters the playground we ask him for a few snapshots, so here they are:
A lot of time was spend on details, notice the clean cut-out and perfect assembly
There were also some great improvements for the way the heatsink is attached to the motherboard. Or better how the small standoffs are tightened. The PAL8045 used for AMD systems uses plastic flange nuts, while here we have metal ones. The difference is noticeable when removing the heatsink. This time around the standoffs actually stay
on the motherboard, instead of coming loose and having as a result that you had to remove the whole motherboard to properly detach the heatsink. Alpha learned from their mistakes and the metal nuts work flawlessly!
Hmmmmm... Metal good, plastic baaaad
As mentioned earlier, this heatsink comes with an 80x15mm fan, they also have an 80x25mm fan in the M81 edition. So to avoid any problems if might you want to change fans, they provided 2 differents sets of screws!
The moment has arrived, the screws are tightened, the tension of the springs grows, our first contestant has entered the playground!
Let´s find out who is waiting in the silver corner...