Cons: This fan is way noisier than the Intel stock heatsink and fan that it replaced. That fan was going out ('clicking') so I bought this one. The springs under the screws are ridiculously strong, it was very difficult to get the screw ends to make contact with the screwholes in the receptacle that go...
Summary: Was glad that I purchased this item for my old socket 775 box. This type of cooler is much more secure than the push pin kind.
Pros: No problem to install this. It has a base that it has to be fastened to that sits beneath the motherboard. So...you'll have to pull up the motherboard in order to install this cooler unless you have a similar base already beneath the motherboard. But the cooler itself is working fine. Doesn't add...
Summary: For the price around $10.00 this is a great heat sink. The computer i got this for has always run hot with the heat sink it came with was not able to work on a lot of high load CPU stuff like Video, Seti at home and other stuff.
Summary: Works as expected, is silent and a good deal for the price. The one down side was the getting it to snap in correctly a little tough but got it to work. Also I wiped off the paste it came with and put on arctic silver 5 paste instead.
Poor Quality - Dead in 1-2 Years - Get an Intel fan instead ($6).
Mark Twain, Amazon
27 February 2014
Summary: I ordered two of this for my server, which is a 24/7 lightweight web server. The first copy lasted about two years, so I ordered another copy. The second copy lasted about a year. FYI, the life expectancy of the fan is 40,000 hours, which translates to 4.5 years or 54 months.
Summary: I always used cooler master before,, this was on sale so I thought I would try it , I compared my cooler master lga 775 fan the cooler master cpu fan was a little shorter on the bottom so it made contact on the motherboard as the thermaltake did not ,, I was afraid it mite crack my new motherboard...
Pros: none I can think of,, I could not even use it
Cons: I would not buy this ,, it wont fit my brand new lga 775 mother borad
Pros: Fan worked fine. Noise level 27db same as most comparable fans relatively quiet. Mounted to old fan mount with no problems did not use the enclosed mounting plate which requires removing mother board. Would order again and recommend.
Cons: No cons have used Thermaltake numerous times.
Summary: I bought 2 of these one for a new build and one for an older LGA 775 rig i snapped the intel heatsink/fan combo legs and had to rig with a paperclip to hold it in place. These are the first time I had came in contact with CPU cooler that mounts on both sides of the motherboard.