Pros: This thing is awsome! If installed correctly, it works great. You just gotta make sure you got just the right amount of heat sink compound on it, just a very thin layer ( o ya and make sure you get it down into the groves by the heat pipes.
Cons: The lock downs are a little flimsy, just be careful when you install, and all will be well.
Pros: Tried many after market fans. Many I just thrown away. This is by far the best cooling fan for AMD 4s, 6s, and 8s, Non-FX and FX too! Can be fliped in two directions with shape to put the heat left or right futher with the fins. Copper tube's clear most memory but could touch top of tall heat sinks on the closet dimm to the CPU; when installed tubes toward memory. Always worked anyway. Unless you like to play in the water with those water coolers....this is the best c...
Cons: ONLY ONE>>>>BE SURE TO REMOVE CLEAR SHIPPING
Pros: Dropped temps by 15C at torture test load. Would likely be lower, but I keep my board managing my fan speed. Very quiet operation. No mounting issues at all! Orientation on my matx board has the heatsink aimed out over the northbridge heatsink, not the ram.
Cons: None really. Running like a champ keeping a slight OC nice and cool.
Pros: Even though some people had hard time installing this, I didn't. I installed this on my ASUS M4A88TD-V EVO/USB3 with AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition(unlocked to 3 cores) CPU. Of course, it would be really hard if motherboard is already installed.
Summary: - Securing this fan in an AM3 socket is a royal PITA - at least it was for me. I sincerely wished at the time that I had another pair of hands to hold it in place. Good news is once locked, it isn't going anywhere.
Pros: + Manageable size; small enough to fit in modest cases, but powerful enough to do the job for most folks. Infinitely better than the scraps of Reynolds' Wrap AMD calls a heat sink and packages with Athlon IIs these days.
Cons: - Instructions are rather vague; just a piece of paper with pictures in a dozen languages.