Summary: Very easy to put on and remove. Don't lose the screws like I did!!! Thankfully I found them!
Pros: Kept CPU cool even when fan wasn't running (Below 70C). I got this to run cooler than the stock heatsink, and I was wondering why it wasn't. I did some research and found out that the manufacturer SUCKS, and didn't seat the fan in. So i took the fan out and *click*. I put it back in and it worked...
Good product but lousy instructions and installation process
J. McCranie, Amazon
29 November 2014
Summary: Five stars for the product, one star for the instructions and installation, so three stars overall. (See added at bottom about my installation complaint) I had a CPU running a few degrees over spec and the fan was louder than I wanted it to be (an Intel i7 that is not overclocked).
Summary: I bought one of these for my girlfriend's PC (Intel Core i5) -- with the stock cooler it was hitting 90 deg. Celsius at IDLE (I wonder if the thermal compound went bad?) -- once this was greased up and installed, all those issues went away -- ran in the 39 degree range.
Pros: Overclocked a 3.2 GHz Core i5 (dual core) for a while to 4.0 GHz, it was fairly stable (video card couldn't handle the ambient heat but otherwise was okay -- was not able to get anywhere near comparable results in an AMD). Better than stock, no significant issues yet, fair price, ambient noise no...
Cons: Overclocked a Phenom (quad core), still overheats at modest over clocks -- 4.0 GHz is not going to happen (best stable from 3.2 GHz stock was 3.6 GHz, and during a 12-hour burn-in, even that got a bit too hot for my comfort). The RPMs seem to fluctuate wildly at boot up time (even with all fans s...
Should have had some instructions because I killed my motherboard with it.
2 August 2014
Summary: Mine didn't come with any instruction on how to install. This was my first time installing a CPU cooler fan. Nothing aligned correctly and eventually I had to use regular screws instead of the plastic insterts provided. I ended up damaging my $150.00 motherboard and so what's up with that?
Pros: On my AMD board it was a really simple install.
Cons: On AMD based systems, you can only mount the cooler with the fan pointed toward the top of the case or toward the bottom. Not good when I have a 2 gb radeon 6970 vid card. I had to remove a top case fan in order to install, positioning the other way was not an option. Fan is quiet and running at ...
Difficult to assemble and interferes with ram ports on AMD motherboards.
Vaughn "The answer man!", Amazon
16 July 2014
Summary: This is a good fan and cooler. I bought two of these and used them on AMD CPUs (it can be used for an Intel CPU as well). The reason I cannot give it five stars is because it is a lot more difficult to put together then any other Fan/Heatsink I have ever used.