3. GlacialTech UFO V51 - Box contents, Installation
The packaging includes a plastic bag with all the needed mounting parts for the various Intel/AMD sockets. We also found a printed manual and thermal paste.
We are ready for the installation. The main idea is to mount the two big metal plates on the motherboard using the included screws and afterwards place the the cpu cooler and secure it using two more screws. Comparing the procedure with other we have seen with other CPU coolers, this one is a little bit more complicated.
These are all the parts you will need to to the job:
The first thing to do is to screw the the four headers to the two LGA 1366 plates
And then we tried to mount it on the Asus P6T Deluxe motherboard...Oh wait, houston we have a problem! While the one plate was mounted without any problems, we had an issue with the second one as the red arrow shows in the picture below. Due to the 16+2 mosfets, the metal plate could not securely mount on the board. Rotating the two metal plates didn't help much.
We tried to install the LGA 775 plates on the same Asus P5Q Deluxe motherboard. Again, we couldn't get the metal plates secured at the motherboard, since both were kind of shorter than the motherboard's holes (!) After applying some extra force, they were finally placed in position, but we feel that both "incompatibilities" should had been addressed by GlacialTech before shipping the product.
We tried another LGA 1366 motherboard we had in our labs, the Foxconn Renaissance. This s time both metal plates were mounted without any problems and finally we had a system ready for the tests:
Despite its big size, the cooler can be installed in both orientations.
In case your PC case is smaller, we feel that the "UFO" design of this product could make installation harder.
Once installed, the cooler is high enough to stay above your motherboard's heatsinks: