Summary: I am using one of these in a tight mini-ITX (HP Pavilion Slimline) and it is a big improvement over the stock fan. It's low enough to fit below the optical drive, which is an issue with this case when using most aftermarket mainboards. (The CPU socket is usually below the optical drive.
Pros: Runs cooler than the stock cooling unit, yet is significantly quieter.
Summary: I think I'll get 2 more but in the socket AM2 version; I really liked this product!
Pros: Runs cool and quiet, I haven't noticed any particular sound. I use it for my htpc so it's a matter of minutes before the sound of a movie covers any ambiant noise. also store the htpc inside a cabinet and has no problem. This h/s fan combo is TINY!!!! exactly what I needed
Cons: The wires were stuck in the fan, I had to move them before it starts to cool properly. Fan was not powerful enough to cut the wire, which is nice!
Summary: I have this on a q6600 with a 9800gt right next to it in a small HTPC case with arctic silver 5 idle around 48-52C in arizona (hot) which is pretty darn good for what it is. its not an overclocker for sure, but heck it does its job very well.
Pros: very small easy to install nice mirror finish unlike most high end heatsinks
Cons: not the best for high end cooling, butI knew that goign in so its not getting marked for being what it is
Summary: Using it in mini-ITX build, Windows 7 32 bit, Athenatech A1089BB.150 case, Intel E5200 cpu, G. Skill 4GB Ram, SAMSUNG HD502HI 500GB HD. The case's power supply fan makes more noise than the fan on the heat sink. Not sure if I was lucky, as others have mentioned noise, but this is quiet!!
Pros: Has an attractive price, push pins certainly better than those on the stock HSF that came with the Intel E5200. The fan is very quiet. Under normal conditions keeps the CPU at 39-42C. Fits nicely in mini-ITX cases. Highly polished heat sink base, the craftsmanship of the product is way about it's...
Cons: Under protracted CPU load (100%), CPU temp goes to 50C, using Arctic Silver Ceramique. I would not use this HSF for higher wattage CPU's. I have an Adobe DNG Codec that allows you to see thumbnails of DNG files in Windows Explorer. After creating a folder and placing DNG files it it (for me, typi...