Mounted the cooler by positioning it over the CPU, latch one side, then the other, turned the handle clockwise to lock it down. It was a little difficult and I ended up removing my MOBO from the case to install the cooler.
I used the stock grease that came on the cooler. I touched it once on accident while handling it. Had to wipe some grease off my fingers, but it didn't disturb the paste on the cooler.
Haha, no not that upside down. There's 2 latches on the heatsink/fan so there were 2 ways to install it. My choice makes the print on the logo upside down when looking at it from the side of the pc.
Yeah, its a cheap cooler. I read that the stock one that comes with my cpu didn't do a very good job. And I read that the one that I purchased did a pretty decent job, so I figured it was worth $15 if it helped.
If I'm going to end up taking this one back off, I might as well try out the stock heatsink/fan and see if it makes a difference.