Compatibility AM5

All current Scythe CPU Cooler models are fully compatible with AMD’s socket AM5. Our coolers use the original backplate of the AM5 mainboards for assembly. It is not necessary to change or dismantle the original backplate. The installation process is identical to Socket AM4 in all steps and can be carried out by following the AM4 instructions.


Compatibility AM4

Many of the Scythe CPU Coolers are already compatible to the new socket AM4. Scythe confirms the compatibility of those models, that are using the original AMD™ retention module. The following models are ready to be used with Ryzen™ CPU:

•    Katana 4 (SCKTN-4000)
•    Katana 3 (SCKTN-3000A)
•    Kabuto 3 (SCKBT-3000)
•    Shuriken Rev. B (SCSK-1100)
•    Tatsumi “A” (SCTTM-1000A)
•    Byakko (SCBYK-1000)
•    Iori (SCIOR-1000)

For more recent CPU Coolers using the first generation of HPMS mounting system an AM4 mounting kit is available. These kits can be ordered directly from Scythe EU GmbH Support Team for 5,99€. The following list shows CPU coolers with first generation HPMS mounting system that can be upgraded to socket AM4 using the new kits:

•    Mugen 4 (SCMG-4000) / Mugen 4 PCGH (SCMG-4PCGH)
•    Kotetsu (SCKTT-1000)
•    Ninja 4 (SCNJ-4000)
•    Grand Kama Cross 2 (SCKC-3000)
•    Grand Kama Cross 3 (SCGKC-3000)
•    Fuma: (SCFM-1000)
•    Mugen Max (SCMGD-1000)
•    Ashura (SCASR-1000)
•    Tatsumi (SCTTM-1000B)

The first edition of the Mugen 5 (SCMG-5000) was also not AM4 compatible. A mounting kit can be ordered from Support Team

The Mugen 5 Rev. B (SCMG-5100), which has been commercially available since 2018, is fully AM4 compatible. An additional kit is not required.

Scythe EU GmbH is offering the AM4 mounting kits under the aforementioned conditions only to customers from Europe. Customers from other regions are kindly asked to contact the corresponding Scythe branch directly, to find out the applying procedures.

USB Foot Switch II software update available

A new version 2.40 of the USB Foot Switch II software is available. Minor bug fixing, stability and device detection has been improved. The download can be run directly on the product page or through the link below. Alternative older Version can be used for troubleshooting.

Software Version 2.30: Usbhid Keyboard 2.30

Software Version 2.40: Usbhid Keyboard 2.40

Alternative Software: LALA – 2.32


Skylakesystemen Informations

Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces a change of the mounting system for Skylake / Socket 1151 on several coolers of its portfolio. All coolers are compatible with Skylake sockets in general, but bear the possibility of damage to CPU in some cases where the PC is exposed to strong shocks (e.g. during shipping). This problem particularly involves only coolers which will mounted with the H.P.M.S. mounting system. To prevent this, the mounting pressure has been reduced by an adjustment of the mounting set (washers*). Of course, Scythe is going to ship a new set of washer to every customer completely free of charge! To apply for the free washer set, please send your request via e-mail to or use the contact form on our website.

* Since January 2016, all coolers already include the washer set.


LGA 2011-3 Compatibility

Since the attachment for the cooler based to LGA2011-3 LGA2011 Intel remained unchanged, all Scythe models, which are compatible with LGA2011 can also be installed on the new LGA2011-3 for Haswell-E processors.



Socket Compatibility LGA 2011

For the socket LGA 2011, Intel specifies two different formats: SQUARE ILM & NARROW ILM. The spacing between the mounting screw positions for the Square ILM is 80 x 80 mm, for the Narrow ILM 56 x 94 mm. Please note that all Scythe products stating compatibility to LGA 2011 refer ONLY to mainboards fitted with SQUARE ILM (80 x 80 mm spacing).


Compatibility Socket FM2

All Scythe products compatible to the AMD FM1 socket are compatible to motherboards fitted with the AMD FM2, FM2+ sockets as well and can be mounted without concern.




Intel 1150 compatibility

Measures and mounting procedure will be the same for all Intel socket 115x motherboards. Therefore all CPU coolers compatible to Intel 1155/1156 socket will also be compatible to Intel 1150 sockets without using additional mounting solutions.

Mugen 4 & Mugen 4 PCGH-Edition fan mounting

This short video shows Mugen 4 & Mugen 4 PCGH-Edition fan mounting.

Installation Mugen 3

This short video shows the installation of the Mugen 3 (sockets 775/1150/1155/1156/1366). For Mugen 2 Rev.B and Ninja 3 the same procedure applies.

The baseplate

Dear customers,

since there have been some questions regarding the material of the CPU-cooler baseplates, here is some short information. There have been rumors around, that Scythe is using aluminium due to cheaper prices – this is just plain wrong.

Due to its high susceptibility to oxidation, copper tends to change the surface colour during the long transport from the factory to our distributors. There is no satisfactory way to avoid this optical change. Because of this, all Scythe CPU coolers produced from the beginning of 2008 have a baseplate still consisting of copper, but they are now nickel-plated.