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Zalman CNPS10X Extreme CPU Cooler 120mm PWM LED Low Noise Fan LGA1150 1155 1366 775 AM3 754 939 940

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Part #: CNPS10X Extreme

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  Socket CPU CPU Compatibility
Intel 1156 - Supports all speeds
1366 Core i7 Supports all speeds
775 Celeron D Supports all speeds
Pentium 4
Pentium D
Pentium Dual Core
Core 2 Extreme
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Quad
AMD AM3 Phenom II Supports all speeds
AM2+ Sempron Supports all speeds
Athlon 64
Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
Athlon 64 FX
Phenom II
AM2 Sempron Supports all speeds
Athlon 64
Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
Athlon 64 FX
754 Sempron Supports all speeds
Athlon 64
939 Athlon 64 Supports all speeds
Athlon X2 Dual Core
Athlon 64 FX
Dual Core Opteron
940 Athlon 64 FX Supports all speeds
Dual Core Opteron
Dimensions 135(L) X 100(W) X 160(H)mm
Weight 920g
Materials Fins: Aluminum / Base: Copper
Dissipation Area 8,544?
Heatpipes 5 x U-shaped heatpipes
Fan PWM 120mm Blue LED Fan
Fan RPM 1,000 - 2,150rpm ± 10 %
Noise 20.0 - 39.0dBA
Fan Bearing 2 Ball-Bearing
Nominal Fan Voltage 12V
Over 50,000 hrs
PWM Fan Control
(PWM Mate)
PWM Fan Auto/Manual Control
- PWM Duty Cycle(Fan Speed Control Range): 25 - 100% ± 5%
- Connector Type: 4-Pin only
Color Gray
Specific Gravity @23? 2.88
Thermal Conductivity 4.1 W/mK
Temperature Stability -40°C ~ +150°C (-40? ~ +302?)
Powerful Cooling Performance
Optimally designed aluminum fins disperse heat away from the CPU via 5 heatpipes, while the high capacity 120mm fan quickly cools the heatsink for stable operation of high performance CPUs.

? Fast & effective cooling for up to a maximum of 340W of heat.
  PWM Fan with Auto/Manual Control
Includes PWM Mate, the world’s first RPM controllable PWM fan speed controller, with the options of 3-Speed Auto or Manual Control Modes.

? PWM Mate can be installed on the case’s exterior by connecting with the included Extension Cable.
Ultra Quiet 120mm Blue LED Fan
Switching noise eliminated 120mm fan incorporated for ultra quiet operation and Blue LEDs for cool aesthetics.

? ‘Switching noise’ is the high frequency harmonic noise that can result from voltage regulation.
  Black-Pearl Nickel Plating
The entire heatsink of CNPS10X Extreme is “Black-Pearl” Nickel Plated for long-term corrosion resistance, while the deep “Black-Pearl” tone along with the high intensity Blue LEDs reinforce its powerful aesthetics.
High Performance Super Thermal Grease ZM-STG2
The included all new high performance thermal grease ZM-STG2 maximizes heat transfer from the CPU to the base of CNPS10X Extreme for intensified cooling performance.
  Versatile Compatibility
CNPS10X Extreme accommodates a broad range of sockets.
Intel LGA1156/1366/775, AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2/754/939/940
PWM Mate Features
Various mode change (Auto 3steps Mode)
Default Setting: Auto-Low Manual
Installable on the system’s exterior or other preferred location.
Mode LED Color Fan Speed / Noise Level Manual RPM Control
Auto Low(Default Setting) Blue 1000 - 1500rpm / 20 - 28dBA Disabled
Mid Purple 1000 - 1950rpm / 20 - 35dBA
High Red 1000 - 2150rpm / 20 - 39dBA
Manual Green 1000 - 2150rpm / 20 - 39dBA
(User Defined)
ZM-STG2 Features
Quickly transfers heat from heat sources (CPUs, VGA chipset, Northbridge chipset) to their heatsinks.
Non-electrically conductive.
Common Components
- CNPS10X Extreme & PWM Mate
- Thermal Grease (ZM-STG2)
- Double-Sided Tape
- Extension Cable
- Washers
- User’s Manual
Components for Intel Socket 1156/775
- Socket 1156/775 Clip
- Socket 1156/775 Clip Support
- Socket 775 Backplate
- Socket 1156/775 Bolt Guides
- Socket 1156 Nuts
- Socket 1156/775 Bolts (Silver)
Components for Intel Socket 1366
- Socket 1366 Clip
- Socket 1366 Clip Support
- Socket 1366 Bolts (Gold)
Component for AMD
  Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2/754/939/940
- AMD Clip

Customer Reviews of ZALMAN TECH CNPS10X Extreme

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Experience: 1 Years


RPM Control
Loud at max speeds
Awesome air cooler. It contended with my Thermaltake Water 2.0 Performer (120mm AIO water cooler) quite easily, if not performed better. The cooler looks great, and the led indicator is very nice to have so you easily know what setting it is on.

Experience: 90 Days


cool sleek black look
none if on sale
great cooling performance and a nice black look.easy to install

Experience: 1 Weeks


Looks great
Easy instal
Fan control
Works wicked well
This bad boy not only looks great, it also keeps my CPU kool stock my i7 2600k was sitting at ambiant temperature, im able to run my cpu too 4.9GHz underload and the CPU chills at 62C pretty darn good!

Experience: 7 Days


Quiet, Very efficient design.
Mounting for LGA1366 not the best quality
This cooler keeps my i7 930 at 56c under full load Prime95, 30c idle running at 4GHz. Very quiet, nickel finish looks good, blue fan led matches the color of my antec 1200 fan lights, always a bonus. the mounting bracket for 1366 is this cheap kind of plastic, very flexible, doesn't scream high quality. The plastic on the HSF is only slightly better. For the price the bracket at least should be better Overall though, I am very glad I bought this cooler. It's not very heavy, cools amazingly well, fits on my P6X58D Premium perfectly and it's quiet.

Experience: 2 Days


Great Air-flow.
Great Cooling
Have to remove the motherboard to work on it.
I was overclocking my i5 750 CPU and noticed my temps where sky-high. I shut down the computer and went to a local store and bought this CPU cooler.

After tweaking my overclocking profile i am running my 750 s 4GHZ, Stable. under load the CPU never goes above 60C and with no load it is around 40C.

It took me about 30 minutes to install as i had to remove the motherboard from the case.

I would suggest using the Super Thermal Grease supplied instead of the Artic Silver. I started out with artic silver and my temps were still too high. I cleaned the CPU and cooler and used the supplied compound and it worked much better!

Experience: 2 Months


it does a what it is supposed to do...Keeps CPU at impressively low Temperatures.
Remote control.
Blue LED fan
Quiet yet efficient 120MM fan
The darn wire for the fan is in the middle of no wheres on the right top side of the heatsink...should of been in the bottom...but not a big deal really
I have this heatsink on a (LGA775) E6400 Core 2 Duo 2.13 CPU overclocked to 2.6 ghz and after about 5-6 hours of straight COD: MW2 gaming, or a anti virus scan....Core Temp records high temps of 40-42 degrees C.... when on stock heatsink NOT overclocked the CPU would hit temperatures of 65-70 Degrees C...I Love This Heatsink!

Experience: 1 Weeks


heavy, flat polished base, cooling performance is very decent for I5 750.
Had to remove fan for assembly onto motherboard, Obstructed first dimm slot on Asus I5 motherboard, assembly still uses too many small parts compared to Thermalright products.
Bought this heatsink when other heatsink choices were either out of stock or out of the budget of the build. The computer was intended to have 8 gb of ram and use all 4 dimm slots. The heatsink is so big it obstructed installing a dimm in the first slot and made it a tight squeeze for slot 2 on an Asus P7P55D Pro. For most heatsinks that use clips, simple mods make using the first dimm slot possible, such as Thermalright Ultra Extreme's or Noctua thermal towers.

After deciding to mount the heatsink backwards which reduced its cooling performance, the fan noise on it was also intolerable unless it was undervolted quite allot. Rather shabby fan for a "quiet" product.

I was also not too impressed with how many little plastic parts and different types of screws are included for each type of socket, it has at least 40 or 50 small pieces to accommodate any type of installation, again not like most other products.

Although the heatsinks actual cooling performance was good, it still gives me the impression that Zalman has become like Thermaltake.. all flash and no real substance. This heatsink was far to expensive for its practical value. Products like the Skyth Ninja offer the same performance with easier install and quieter fan at a cheaper price. Last Zalman product i buy.

Patrick G.
Experience: 1 Months


Cools CPU effectively
Adjustable speed
Auto or manual speed mode
Does not collect dust very quickly
Easy to clean dust from
I got this thing for an aging Opteron 185 system whose previous cooler (Zalman CNPS 9500)wasn't doing a good enough job in my dust-choked environment. This thing is MUCH easier to clean than the copper "flower" design of the previous cooler, and does not collect dust as quickly.

One core seems to run MUCH hotter than the other though, and that is something I had not observed with the previous cooler, but this could be due to many factors including improper installation. My temperatures are now well within range and moreover, this cooler has all the brackets allowing me to keep it as I upgrade my system to another socket eventually.

It's a good buy.

Experience: 15 Days


Quiet, pretty and powerful remote function
umm the packaging cut me
This is a quality CPU heatsink, comes with all major socket brackets, thermal paste, and a remote. I used velcro pieces to attach the remote to my case, but other than that it worked very well. The cord to connect the remote could be prettier, but the unit itself looks good in the Azza Solano 1000 case.

Experience: 7 Days


Typical Zalman quality,
Size - may block ram slots on some mobos! Do your homework before purchasing!
I have a hisotry of using Zalman coolers, so naturally this was one of the first I looked at for my new build.

The unit simply looks amazing!

Got this with the following:

Corsair XMS3 Dominator TR3X6G1600C8D 6GB
EVGA X58 Classified
Intel i7 920 Do

Even after a 12 hour stress test (with the cooler set on high auto) and the cpu never went above 39c!

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Comment: BCCHardware's review of the CNPS10X Extreme - Includes a comparison to 25+ other coolers
Posted by: Jason_S @01/04/13
Comment: Cost more than some WC setups, but does a very respectable job at keeping temps and noise down. Really nice looking too.
Posted by: FirewireX @04/21/10
Comment: This heatsink exceeded our expectations and its universal compatibility will make it even more appealing to high-end users and other PC enthusiasts looking for a strong air cooled heatsink solution. The layered fin array and black-pearl nickel plated coated definitely added to its asthetics and over
Posted by: Lord British @08/08/09
Comment: X-Bits labs reviews the Zalman CNPS-10X: A serious step forward for Zalman. A super-cooler with some unique advantages. However, it seems to have a weaker retention system for the Intel platform
Posted by: BernardP @07/24/09
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