Summary: This is the best CPU fan I've ever had. I had a coolmaster in before this one and it died after a year of use. I had my husband replace the fan for me since I'm bad with judging things. This fan comes with amount of thermal paste on it already which makes it a quick install.
Summary: I picked this up to cool an AM2+ Athlon 64 5000 that had been unlocked to full quad-core operation. It fits nicely (though snugly) on the motherboard, the mounting clips tightened down with no problem.
Pros: Excellent price (especially when on sale). Nice, quiet Arctic Cooling fan. 4-pin PWM. Good quality thermal compound pre-applied.
Cons: Slightly large. Need to be careful with the mounting clips.
Summary: I did a previous review of this item with it cooling a Athlon X2 64 5600+(which it did Marvelously),so for others reference i decided to write a new review for a different CPU since I'm so pleased with this product .
Pros: -Able to Cool A Phenom II X4 925 Rev.2 95w to relatively decent Temperatures. To give you an estimation I'm able to Idle Around 28C and 45C at Full Load. -Quiet -Price
Cons: -More than Possible you will have to remove Mobo from case to get this thing in as clipping system AMD's use is a pain with this cooler when you can't see what your doing. -Possibility of RAM obstruction if your RAM is situated close to the CPU, so your measurements before purchasing.
Summary: This fan is only for AMD so if you're processor is Intel keep shopping. Install was a breeze, pop off the dead one, clean up the old thermal paste from the processor, and line it up, snap it in, tighten the screws, plug it in and WHAM! You're done! Best under $50 I have spent in a long time.
Pros: 1 - Price, very inexpensive 2 - Ease of install, took me less than 15 minutes 3 - Quiet, can't even hear it running 4 - Easily Outperforms the stock fan 5 - Makes me happy because I can play my games again!
Summary: If you are looking for a heatsink which will improve your CPU temps, or if you intend to try overclocking, this is NOT the heastsink/fan for you. If you are looking for an effective device to replace a failed stock device or need a device for a CPU which lacks a stock heatsink, then this is a very...
Pros: + Not as large as "tower" style coolers and will not interfere with RAM heat shields regardless of their design or size. + Cost: much cheaper than many choices + Noise level: MUCH quieter than stock cooler thanks in part to unique fan design. There is precious little housing to cause fan noise an...
Cons: - AMD only - Larger than stock - Unusual fan design: prohibits simple fan replacement after failure. The fan blades are more exposed so wire management near the heatsink will be key. - The heatsink and fan shroud are two different bits, and NOT affixed to each other. The fan is held to the heatsi...
Summary: I am using it on an GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 with a AMD FX-6300. When I push the AMD FX-6300 hard, it gets a little warm, but always stays well within the CPUs limits. The AMD FX-6300 is rated a 95 watts. I wouldn't use this cooler for anything more.
Pros: It is very quiet, and it cools my AMD CPU much better than the stock fan. Low profile does not torque the MB. Price was not a decision factor for my on this, but low cost is always good.
Cons: It barely fits in the AM3+ area on the MB. This makes it a little tricky to mount, but I got it in without any problems.