Lasted a solid four years cooling a moderately OC'd Phenom II X2
Jesse K., Newegg
23 September 2015
Summary: I only just came to write this review because after four and a half years the fan died. The PC is just a facebook machine and occasional SIMs player for a family member so performance was never the top priority.
Pros: Four and a half solid years of performance from the fan Heatsink will still be useable after a thorough dusting and a reapplication of thermal paste Very budget friendly
Cons: Honestly, this far down the line there are probably better performing units in the same price range.
Summary: My case doesn't have a lot of clearance for a large heat sink. I saw this one for a good price on black friday (2014) and figured why not. With a mild 4GHz OC on my FX-6300 I needed to crank the stock Rosewill fan that came with this up pretty high when under load (Prime 95).
Pros: Low profile, much more efficient than stock, good value.
Cons: Stock fan should be replaced with a good PWM.
Summary: It is nice to have the thermal paste already applied in such a neat fashion, especially since thermal paste itself can cost a pretty penny on its own. Although a good idea and investment, I cannot use the fan dial that is included with this product as my PC is not in a position where I can reach the...
Pros: -Heavy duty yet compact. -Quiet; barely a hum. Sometimes I forget it's in there. -Comes with an already applied, reasonable layer of thermal paste. Just remove protective the plastic and it's good to go. -Cools the CPU very well - a noticeable 10 to 15 degrees cooler than our older heatsink at an...
Cons: -Nothing serious. Since I bought the heatsink brand new, the latch to connect the device to the motherboard was difficult to attach. It took some effort but it definitely fits and it's not going anywhere anytime soon.