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Corsair-a50-cafa50.32632223
7.8 out of 10

Corsair A50 (CAFA50)

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Reviews and Problems with Corsair A50 (CAFA50)

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Overall 8
8.0

Had to modify but its ok

D. Tennimon, Amazon
15 August 2012
  • Summary: Had to bend the fins up on one side because of my corsair vengeance ram that isn't low profile and has heat sink fins that make it twice as high as standard ram. an oversight for the corsair in my opinion. also had to remove one corner of the fan cage to match the fins.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good fan, but difficult installation.

sam savidge, Amazon
2 August 2012
  • Summary: This is a wonderful CPU fan, but it was quite difficult to install. A little bit of patience helped me.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for the price

Josh, Amazon
24 January 2012
  • Summary: It keeps my processor very cool as long as you don't use the compound it comes with... I used that at first and it seemed to be running a little hot, then went out and bought arctic silver and it now keeps it a whole 10 degrees cooler.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice but not perfect

Lantana Al, Amazon
11 July 2011
  • Summary: I just upgraded an Intel OEM CPU cooler to this unit after previously installing a "ZALMAN Sz Cpu Cooler" on another machine. The ZALMAN was an easier install. The Corsair was more difficult, requiring a backplate install and the manual was lacking in detail. Also, the A50 only support 2000 RPM fan speed or 1600 RPM if you include the resistor cable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great!

ZeroCool, Amazon
1 December 2010
  • Summary: My stock AMD Athlon II X3 445 heat sink got pretty inadequate when I was able to core unlock it to a Phenom II X4. Temperatures would easily go beyond 60C with prime95 and even with PWM control the 70mm fan was pretty squeaky at low speeds. The Athlon II stock heat sink solution has to be the worst I have ever seen!
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Overall 8
8.0

Best Cooler for the buck.

ticejon, Amazon
1 December 2010
  • Summary: Pros: Cheap, Effective, Dropped CPU temps 15 C for 20 bucks. Cons: Had to remove motherboard to put plate behind, not that uncommon with aftermarket coolers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Cooler

Amazon
1 December 2010
  • Summary: Does the job well. However, the instructions are weak and a little mechanical aptitude goes a long way. I would suggest figuring out how it goes together before you install the cooler.
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Overall 8
8.0

A basic microprocessor air-cooling unit

A. H., Amazon
8 September 2010
  • Summary: I recently installed a Corsair A50 on a Phenom II 965 BE processor (3.4 ghz quad core). It was simple to install on the AM3 socket -- it includes a mounting bracket that simply clips the unit firmly into place against the microprocessor. After applying a thermal interface compound, it literally took me less than a minute to install the unit. However, the unit could be a bit better for the price. The flat surface that faces the processor isn't nearly flat.
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Overall 8
8.0

CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler

Philomena, pricebat.ca
24 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Value for excellent heat pipe cooling. Availability. Size (which it requirements by design and style) (Intel i7-870 with Corsair A50 idle to launching several firefox windows temp variety: 31*C to 43*C)This is my very first non-stock CPU cooler. I had to locate one particular locally and couldn't locate any reviews. Mine may not be very beneficial.. but to those that can't locate anything else. Heat pipe coolers such as this do their job quite nicely.
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Overall 8
8.0

CORSAIR CAFA50 120mm CPU Cooler

Valtina, pricebat.ca
4 August 2013
  • Excerpt: This issue permitted me to overclock my AMD 1090T to four. GHz stable beneath 55 C at my 73 F area temperature. Uncomplicated Set up for AMD CPU's. It still utilizes the old 3 pin connector alternatively of the newer 4 pin, so I had to use a chassis fan connector. Since I only had 1, that was a bit of a difficulty for me.
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