Unlike most cheap mounting mechanisms that use the dreaded push-pins seen on Intel’s stock heatsinks, Prolimatech has included a rather hefty mounting system including a backplate and support system around the CPU.
The backplate is self-explanatory. It goes on the back of your board. Just insert the four studs into the backplate and then place a rubber washer to secure them in place.
The front side of the mounting mechanism is just as simple as the backplate. There are four two-sided screws that thread into the studs from the backplate. Over these you lay the two black brackets and then use the four nuts to secure the entire assembly in place. Tighten them down hand-tight and then give them another twist for good luck.
The last piece of the puzzle is a cross-brace that screws into the two supporting braces. This cross-brace is what applies pressure to the heatsink and causes the convex base to press into the CPU’s IHS. The two screws that secure the cross-brace have springs surrounding them to help apply an even pressure.
With the heatsink mounted it is a simple process of following directions to clip the fans in place. Slide the fanclips over your fans and use your fingers to clip them in place. I find using a butterknife helps considerably when removing the clips.