Summary: Maybe you can somehow disable the blue LED. I dont know. If you can its a 5 egg heatsink.
Pros: Excellent cooling. Small enough to fit into a rinky dink case and still have some clearence. VERY quiet. Maybe its my blown out eardrums from all the IEDs but i cant hear this thing running even under a heavy workload. Perfect for that HTPC you have your eye on.
Cons: Blue LED you cant turn off and its just bright enough to be annoying.
Summary: This HSF is being used on an Allendale 2.0GHz and is more than adequate. On a side note, Silverstone makes good stuff (at least the products I've purchased so far). I own two of their cases and love them!
Pros: I've been shopping around for a good CPU heatsink/fan to use with my HTPC. This was the third one I bought and likely the last. It's small, cools very well, fits fine within a mATX case and is fairly quiet.
Cons: The motherboard has a fit occasionally when powering up with this fan. It spins slowly... Too slowly in the motherboard's eyes evidently. At first I was concerned, but I kept checking the temps and all was well. I blame the board and not the fan... It's not like it's a big deal, hit "F1" and it b...
Pros: Low profile is a great fit in mini-itx cases and small rack mount units. Fan runs quiet.
Cons: Not really suited for high temp environments. In my mini-itx box, it just couldn't push enough air and reached 170 degrees before I pulled it out. This was on a X3220 mind you, so not exactly a low power usage CPU. I would say snatch this guy up for CPUs with low thermal envelopes.
Excerpt: Ein sehr guter Kühler für LGA775 CPUs, kühlt einen E8600 hervorrangend und deutlich leiser als der Intel Boxed Kühler. Dazu kommt die niedrige Bauweise, die gerade für kleine Tower und Barebones interessant ist.Allerdings war auch bei mir ein Pin beschädtigt weshalb ich den Lüfter zurückschicken...
Excerpt: Habe den Kühler auf einem E6700 3,2 GHz laufen ,die Kühlleistung ist vollkommen ausreichend.Jedoch sollte man bei der Montage darauf achten das die Pins richtig eingedrückt werden.Bei dem niedrigen Preis sollte man auch keinen Hochwertigen Kühler erwarten.