Released on 23 december 2000, this big shiny bastard still stands its ground as one of the better aircooling solutions on the market. It's no more then normal that Swiftech brought out a new revision of this product (the MCX462). Interesting fact: this was the first heatsink ever which fitted both on AMD and PIV mainboards.
Ain't she a beauty: a 9.4mm thick copper base, with 269 aluminium pins mounted on top. No wonder this piece of equipment weighs in at 560g - without the fan. The mounting system can clearly be seen here. The MC462 uses the 4 motherboard fittings, present on most recent motherboards. If you want to know more about installing this heatsink: just follow this link.
Swiftech chose to mount the fan with screws as well, which I always found more reliable then using springs.
(Don't mind all those washers on these screws - the ones that came with the heatsink were not able to fit the delta monster firmly.)
The MC462-A is designed to have the air blown against it, not sucked away. In other words, the fan must be facing down to obtain best results. Due to it's rather large dimensions, it has compatibility problems with some mainboards. The official Swiftech site states these types as incompatible: "Asus A7A266, Gygabyte GA-7DX, GA-7DXR Tyan Trinity KTA, Tyan S2462 UNG Thunder K7 dual CPU, FIC AZ11E"