Summary: I was so pleased with this CPU cooler that I immediately ordered a second one for another one of my machines. It runs absolutely quiet, so quiet that I was at first concerned that it may not be working right. It was! You just need to be careful with the fan housing, it's a little fragile. I don't think I really had to, but I preferred to use needle nose pliers to slightly bend the metal brackets for a more comfortable fit. I highly recommend this product!
Summary: Replaced my OEM fan on Phenom IIx6, temperature dropped about 10C and it is very quiet Not to bad to install, wish they had the rocker bar like the original AMD but installed in about 10 minutes cons - installation can be little tricky pros - very quiet and runs cooler than original recommend to a friend - yes
doesnt fit i cant play my computer anymore so i have to spend more money for another fan, i will just spend a little bit more
5 October 2013
Summary: doesnt fit i cant play my computer anymore so i have to spend more money for another fan, i will just spend a little bit more on a liquid cooling system the sides does not reach the side of the Am3 socket
Summary: Now this is NOT one of those super dooper coolers that will cool down your CPU when you've abused it, and you have the latest fastest heat-producing computer. But it's great for me. Quiet, seems to be doing a very good job of cooling the (admittedly a few years old) CPU - and it's much nicer than the older fan and heat sink I had in there.
Summary: ..for my gaming rig. Admittedly I've got my gaming build stuffed into an HTPC case so my demand for cooling is excessively high, if you have a standard case it would probably be just fine for cooling a stock CPU. I love Arctic Cooling products so I gave this one a shot while designing my water cooling layout; it's dead silent, small, and I think it does really well for its size. I could have gotten away with it if I was willing to leave my case top off, but I wasn't.
Summary: The stock cooler for my AMD FX4100 worked fine for a year then suddenly quit. Bought this to replace it. This cooler came without any instructions so I initially struggled installing it. Then found a YouTube video showing how to install it. With that, installation became a snap. After installing this cooler, the CPU temperature stayed around 60C all the time. The system stopped shutting down. Remember the TDP rating for this cooler as read from the boix is 90watts.