Summary: Had a couple of Name Brand computers that were running hot enough for a thermal shutdown in a warm environment. Non-standard cases restricted cooler choices. This fit within the case (just barely) and did not require removal of motherboard to mount.
Summary: I bought this to replace the stock cooler on my FX-8320, and it works like a charm. Even after a 500MHz overclock, full load temperatures stay well below 60°C. Maybe not *THE* quietest CPU fan on the market, but it's markedly quieter than the one AMD provided. For £17, it's a bargain.
Excerpt: If you own a micro ATX and don't have small hands this mght not be the heatsink for you. Or you just might have to put out the whole motherbroad in order to get the four clip snapped in. Once I was finished with this project it looked like I got into one huge fist fight.
A must buy if you are running a stock AMD cooler on ANY processor!!!! Wonderful temps at a reasonable price!!!!!!!
SGT Walter Fulmer, Amazon
23 August 2014
Summary: I bought this item with the intent of putting it on my AMD 6300 CPU, as the stock cooler is absolutely dreadful. This fan is easy enough to install, comes with a good brand thermal paste, and keeps your temps down where you need them.
Summary: Overall this is a great fan that helps keep the processor much more cool than the fan that came with the CPU. There's also the option to add a second fan if needed, for more cooling. I almost purchased another model that was a 120mm fan, but glad I went with this one.
Summary: Had to cool a 125W AMD processor that was running hot on stock cooling. This was good for a 20C cool-down. Pro: Better fit for mid-tower and microATX cases than the bigger CM coolers like the Hyper 212.