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Pros -Effective -Looks awesome -Perfect size for my setup
Cons -Can be a little tricky to handle while installing, especally if you have a small case.
Summary Very happy that i decided on this for cooling my phenom II x2 555 unlocked to a quad core. It seems to be taking care of any additional heat and is much quieter than the stock fan was, even at full speed. The green led light is a nice touch, sure it may die before the fan does but this will still be a decent looker of a heat-sink. I don't find the weight to be a problem at all have regularly moved my case with confidence. Great product, totally recommended.
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Summary Upon first looking at the bright green box, I found myself wondering just how big this thing would be, and upon pulling the top of the box open, I found out for myself. A fairly large cylinder array of fins surmounted by a single glowing green fan sits atop a viable cpu of your choice, in my case, an AMD 5200+, now over clocked above and beyond it's stock speed, around 3.1-.2ghz. Quiet, cool, and pleasing to the eye, and with the optional speed control, fine tuning is a breeze. very good bang-for-buck factor, although more colour choices would be welcome.
Summary Running a new AM2+ 7850 and the thing was hitting 62 celsius under game load so I picked up this big cooler and WOW. Cooler fit in my old Antec SOHO no prob but installation was a bit tricky because of the size of the fins and AM2 clip. A little force is necessary and once it's in, you'll notice it moves slightly, but is not a problem. Took my 62 load down to 41-42 and idle from 46-47 to 37-38. Hands down, best cooler I've ever used, I recommend this to anyone wanting a SUPER quiet, very effective, badass cooler!
Pros Good Cooling Flashy Design for a case with side window Variable Speed Fan
Cons Heavy Noisy
Summary All in all this product is very good, I am quite happy with it overall. The only problem I had was the problem with the weight of it, and it caused some problems. But other than that an all around great product!
Pros -Stylish -Cools well -Cooler can be mounted to blow up, down, forward, or behind :D
Cons -Loud, use the fan mate -Fan mate requires modding or opening the case to use -mounting system seems to be subpar for am2 cpus
Summary -The mounting bracket for am2 cpus is terrible. After installing the cooler, you can wiggle and turn it ALOT. -This is a fairly noisy cpu cooler, supplied controller can be used to lessen the noise, however some sort of external controller (whetehr it be drive bay, or an expansion slot) would of been much better so you can adjust it for what you are using it for. -Did cool quad core amd phenom 2 940 from 3ghz, to 3.8ghz at 60 degrees C on load durring bench testing.
WOULD GIVE A 2 STAR RATING BASED ON MOUNTING SYSTEM BUT DID NOT PURCHASE FROM NCIX
Summary This fan is huge.... its needs place in the tower.... but it impose respect.... I'm running a 6400+ with a m2n4-sli motherboard... this board was not originally designed for processor over 5000+ so event when Bios updated my cpu was running in the low 50 degrees on idle and around 65 degrees when running games.... I bought this Beauty with Artic Silver 5 thermal paste and now my cpu is running 36 degrees idle and around 45 degrees when gaming... So it is a huge improvement ....
You DON'T need to remove the Motherboard for that FAN
Also there's already a tube of Thermal paste with it... but maybe think about using a better Thermal Paste as well.
P.S : Just because of cooling increase, my 3d mark06 score raised by almost 350 points.
Pros + Can be quite silent + Effective even when silent + Nice gree led + Nice look + Easy installation mechanism, doesn't require a backplate
Cons - Not as silent as a Thermalright cooler with a regular slowed down fan.
Summary I have this isntalled on a Athlon 64 6000+ and it stays below 30 celcius according to the MB with the fan at minimum speed. The green glow is nice looking, everything about this cooler looks outstanding. There is a 110mm version which is bitter, bigger but also more expensive.
Pros A superb product, installation was very quick, easy and secure. I like also that there is enough clearance for my Ballistix RAM and also to see the placement of the cooler. High quality parts and finsh
Summary I highly recommend this product if your using Dual core or your favorite Opteron, which we know runs hot. My idle temps are 26C and load temps 39 C to 43 C depending on the task or game. Its very quiet, my Tricool fans are way louder than it so really I can't hear it. This one is a keeper, take good care of it and you can use it on your next upgrade. Love the finish and the Nvidia green light. Yet another excellent Zalman product.Using a DFI board I find that when I crank the fan up to high the mother board is still controlling the fan speed, when the load increases the motherboard automatically brings the fan speeds up higher, Asus motherboards do not do this, once set at high or low the speed remains constant. So the Zalman /DFI combo works really well for me.
Summary highly recommanded product 0% noice b4 i had a zalman tht melted its fan tip beacuse ny temp raised over 80C but this one keeps it to 48-56 as i ve overclocked ma opteron for gamers and opty fans go 4 it u ll love it
Pros Great looks. Easy install. Quality build. Little or no vibration. Only 530g. Smaller size should fit most motherboards. Not made in China, Made in Korea.
Cons Could have a better clip
Summary This is a nice looking, high quality, well built and designed CPU heatsink. I am running a AM2 5200+ cpu (2600x2)overclocked to 5720+(2860x2) 10% overclock. Maximum load temperatures are 44'C and Idle is 35'C in a warm room (77'F). Motherboard Temperature is 34'C. CPU heatsink fan speed is max at 2600 rpm. My stock AM2 heatsink was 40'C Idle and 57'C Load. I am also running a 8800 GTS graphics csrd which adds heat.
Compatible with AMD Opteron, Athlon 64 x2 Dual-Core, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64, and Sempron for Socket AM2/754/939/940.
Pure copper heatsink with component layout optimized for maximum cooling efficiency.
Innovative, patented, and curved heatpipe design for a heat transfer capacity of up to six heatpipes with the use of just three.
Ultra slim fins (0.2mm) for minimized weight and reduced airflow resistance.
Adjustable fan speed controller (FAN MATE 2) included.
Cases equipped with an Air Guide must have their Air Guide Ducts removed before installation. Install only on systems meeting the following conditions :
There must be no interfering components (e.g. PSU, VGA card) within 56mm distance from the center of the CPU.
There must be no interfering components (e.g. ODD) within 45mm distance from the center of the CPU.
Case chassis cover must be distanced at least 135mm away from the motherboard.
- CNPS9500 AM2 - Thermal Grease - FAN MATE 2 (Fan Speed Controller) - Cable for FAN MATE 2 - Double-sided Tape(to attach FAN MATE 2) - One(1) Clip - One(1) Lever - User’s Manual
Zalman affixes a Computer Noise Prevention System (CNPS) mark to all components used for noiseless computers.
Korean Patent Application No. 05-45737
Korean Design Applications No. 05-15303, 15304, 15306, 15307, 17970, 17971
Patent applications pending in over 20 nations around the world including USA, EU, and Japan.
The maximum weight specified for a cooler is 450g for AMD socket AM2/754/939/940. Special care and attention must be taken when moving a computer equipped with a cooler exceeding the specified weight limit. Zalman Tech Co., Ltd. is not responsible for any damage resulting from moving a computer.
When booting the computer, it may automatically power down after an alarm sound is set off by a system monitoring program. This indicates that the CPU fan is rotating slowly. If this happens, turn the Control Knob fully clockwise to increase the fan speed. Then set ‘CPU Fan Detected’ to ‘Disabled’ in BIOS settings, or set the slowest rotational speed of the CPU fan in the system monitoring program to less than or equal to 1300rpm.
Zalman Tech Co., Ltd. is not responsible for any damage resulting from CPU OVERCLOCKING.
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