Summary: I found this was a little loud when I first started the computer after install, but once OS loaded up it Throttled down and was pretty quiet. after looking at BIOS settings I found I could keep it quiet more often by changing settings but I stuck with high performance settings for better cooling.
Summary: Bought this to replace the stock Intel fan on my old processor, as the old fan was VERY VERY noisy (like a jet plane warming up as I saw someone say online), but this one is noisy as well, not as bad but still noisy.
Summary: I bought this to replace a dead fan. The bracket that the dead fan to screw in to was the only bracket that I had. The new fan does not come with a bracket so I had to remove the push pins on the new bracket (Cut them off) and put the old screws on from the old fan.
Summary: This cooling fan arrived promptly and installed easily without any issues. I used the thermal gel that was unexpectedly included with the fan which hastened the installation. Running nicely quiet and my motherboard is quite happy.
Summary: My old fan had to be replaced. It was making so much noise, driving me crazy. I could hear it 30 feet away. This was a great replacement at a fabulous price. It took my son about 10 minutes to do the replacement job. This fan came with the thermal gel. We did order some, but it wasn't needed.
Summary: I bought this to replace a VERY noisy CPU fan. The price was right, and the noise is less, but I think it's certainly not as quiet as the description would suggest. It works, and it installed easily, but it's not 'quiet'.