EK-Quantum Velocity² ILM Replacement - 1700 replaces the motherboard's integrated loading mechanism (ILM) with a frame that bolsters the structural rigidity of the socket, motherboard, and even the CPU. It is used for cooling with regular EK-Quantum Vector² CPU water blocks, not Direct Die models.
Due to the shape of the CPU and the way the stock ILM holds the CPU down, Intel 12th and 13th gen CPUs are prone to warping due to uneven pressure. This contact frame prevents any warping or bending of the CPU and the surrounding area, improving the cooling efficiency due to more even pressure applied on the CPU. As a result, the center that contains the CPU’s heat source is no longer concave due to bending, enabling improved contact with the cooler.
The replacement process is quite easy and straightforward, as it only requires unscrewing a few screws to remove the ILM. Leaving the CPU in the socket while mounting this contact frame protects the pins from accidentally dropped objects.
Only works with regular water blocks, it is NOT for Direct Die models. Direct Die water blocks have their own ILM replacement frame that differs from this one.
Made under Thermal Grizzly license.
This product is exclusive to the 12th and 13th Gen Intel CPUs with their IHS intact