Pros: I bought one of these for my daughter's old computer, which has an Athlon XP 2000 that has ran hot for its entire lifetime (going on 8+ yrs). We were replacing cooling fans about every 6 - 12 months because the chip got so hot. (upwards of 54C).
Cons: None, really. This was a great find, as heat sinks for this generation are not all that common anymore, and it's a great product. Wish I'd found it sooner.
Pros: To those who say that they got the fan thinking it would fit the AM2 and AM3 it states clearly that it is only for socket A chip. please don't miss-rate product based on your lack of research. I take peoples reviews seriously and would like to keep a good product positive or negative based on legitimate reviews.
Pros: Bought this to see if there would be a noticeable improvement in temps -noise ratio over a previous and working Dynatron purchased from Newegg. This one is noticeably much quieter and the temps are about 38C under load.
Cons: The clips on this particular unit are very snug and a surprising bit of pressure was needed to seat on my MSI 6570 mobo. Other reviewers have also commented about similar tight tolerances ...just a noticeable more controlled pressure to lock it in. My mainboard 's bios does not display the cpu fan info ...oh well.
Pros: Pretty easy to install, extremely quiet, and does cool better than the old stock cooler. Just installed on my old Athlon 64 2800+ and upon boot-up, initial temps were 8 degrees cooler. Usually registers 60 when I first start it up, this HSF brought it down to 52. Have to reiterate, it is extremely quiet. Ran a quick benchmark to see how it handled under load, not bad. That 8 degree drop stayed pretty consistent compared to load temps with the old HSF. Idle didn't get ...
Cons: Not as big as a difference as I was hoping for. I should account some of this for poor airflow through the case, but still, I was not wowed. Was kinda expecting to see some temps down in the 40's, no such luck. No other cons so far. Did I mention, though, how freaking quiet this thing is?
Pros: Keeps my AMD XP 2100 nice and cool and you have to almost be on top of the case to hear it. Wife Acceptance Factor: 10/10
Cons: Glad I read the reviews and removed the fan, otherwise there would have been no conceivable way to get it installed. Of course, getting the OLD heatsink/fan off was just as problematic. Which is typical of these sockets...
Pros: Great CPU cooler. Super quiet!! CPU temp went from 56c to 42c under equivalent loading. Was not any more difficult to fit in my Asus A7N8X MB than any other cooler. Just remove the fan from the heatsink first as others have mentioned.
Cons: Asus Probe no longer detects CPU fan speed since this fan is fixed at 2200RPM, but at this amount of cooling/quiet operation I can't see why varying the speed would ever be necessary.
Pros: This fan ROCKS! I got this fan today and just installed it lowered my temps from 35c idle and 58c load from my old thermaltake volcano 10+
Cons: Installation was kind of hard I bent a few fins when i installed it but i rebent them into place no biggie, Also the latching mechanism was hard to adjust had to use a real thick flat screwdriver to lock it in.