Pros: I've got 3 computers in the house and they all have this heat sink and fan. All pretty quite and never had a heat issue. I do not overclock any of our computers though. So I do not know if that would make a differance. Great buy for the price and really fast shipping.
Cons: Might be a little heavy for some peoples tatses. But it doesnt really bother me. Its 2 lbs, but comes with decent brackets for the Mobo. Just make sure you dont crank down on the screws when attaching it to your Mobo
Summary: Was worried about it clearing my DIMMs on my BIOSTAR MCP6P-M2, but no worries, the main fins on this thing are much higher than the DIMMs with RAM in them. No clearance problems to worry about
Pros: Quiet. Cheap. Thermaltake. Lights up. Keeps cool I guess, its a new build so I dont have a stock HSF to compare, I was more worried about noise anyway, and it def delivers there.
Summary: Replaced a similar Zalman model with this one, and saw a huge improvement in both my CPU and system temps. Great buy for an older chip.
Pros: Ran this for a year on an s754 Athlon 64 3200+ Venice core. My idle temps dropped about 15F from the stock cooler, and under load I rarely saw 100F. Heatsink fins are the most solid I've ever seen on this kind of cooler. Easy to clean with a little compressed air. Very very quiet with a relativel...
Cons: Install your RAM before installing this cooler. Even on a wide Asus K8V board reaching the memory slots was an adventure.
Summary: Be careful when screwing it in. Screw one side a little, then the other, and go little by little until the screws are all the way in. If you fully screw in one side before starting with the other side, you will damage your CPU and/or your motherboard.
Pros: It keeps the CPU about 5-10C cooler than the stock cooler that came with my AMD Phenom 9850. Because of the size of the fan, it's significantly quieter as well. Inside the Antec Sonata III case, it's barely audible. The screw-in install is a big plus, it's a lot more secure than the stock AMD ret...
Cons: It's big. It covered the first RAM slot on my motherboard (MSI K9A2 Platinum), so I had to install the RAM before mounting this cooler. The good thing about it though is that it does rise up pretty high, so it clears the RAM slot and doesn't interfere with any part of the motherboard. Overall, it...
Summary: After 2 years it's still running fine. It use to cool a P4 Prescott at 3.2GHz. Now I'm using this on a Gigabyte DS3L with Q6600 CPU and so far temps seem pretty good. My CPU idles at about 37C doing summer time when the room is at least 76F.
Pros: Very quiet even at full speed. Pretty. Not as big as the blue version. Cools a Q6600. Easy to install. Screws instead of pins.
Cons: Still somewhat big. Might get in the way of your RAM. Heavy.