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Pros It's well designed and it works for almost any mobo
Cons I wish it came with a sticker. I didn't get one with mine :'(.
Summary I really like this thing, you don't appreciate it until you get it in your hands and get a good glance. Its design is flawless; just like Zalman's CPU HSFs. If you turn the connectors and the push pins just right you can make it fit on a southsridge too if your layout is similar to mine. I currently have it on this board ASUS M4A89TD Pro ATX Motherboard AM3 DDR3 2 X PCIe 2.0 x16 CrossFireX USB 3 eSATA with a Zalman CNPS9700LED Blue & AMD Phenom II x2 3.3GHz BE 560.
The southbridge is now cooler and I feel confident adding additional drives w/o worrying about damage to my system.
Summary I installed this on the nforce4 chipset of my A8N-E. Due to the design, there is limited space to put the little arms. You can't place them along the center of the side of the heatsink, which limits your install options.
Due to this, I had to turn the heatsink 90 degrees, which then conflicted with my graphics card heatsink, and the required modding took several hours.
Also, one of the nuts had the center hole off-center, and it almost made the netire product unusable had it not been for the fact that I had another spare Zalman heatsink with an identical nut, and broken nut worked with the other unit.
This review was modfied by poster @ 03-20-10 01:00 PM
Summary Used this to replace the problematic chipfan of the Asus A8N-E. Apparently asus will ship a replacement fan, but no moving parts, no extra noise appealed to me more. Rather fiddly to install, but quite effective at dissipating heat.
Pros -More affective than previous Nvidia NB fan cooler
Cons -Complicated installation (unless ur an engineer)
Summary This product works fairly well, though if ur using an Nvidia mobo like my 680i SLI, this product might (just might) not be enough for ur temperature ego. On the 680i NB, the Zalman is hot to touch (finger cannot touch for more than 3seconds). So if u want lower temps for ur NB, u'll need some good air circulation in ur case. btw, it took me an hour to install this Zalman.
"The tests really say it all. The performance benefits of this passive heatsink are a thing to be reckoned with. With zero noise it destroys the stock cooler on our toasty 8N-SLI motherboard. There will comes a time when the fan on your active NB cooler gives up the ghost, and without a doubt the be
The ZM-NBF47 Northbridge Cooler does not need electrical power, for it is a fanless Northbridge cooler that operates without noise or vibration. It cools the Northbridge chipset to its optimal temperature in absolute silence.
ZM-NBF47 Northbridge Cooler
2 x Bolts
2 x Nuts
2 x Links
2 x Clips
2 x Push Pin Assemblies
Northbridge chipsets that have mounting holes or loops on the motherboard
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