Summary: This is probably ok for any dual core or non phenom chips but when it comes to 125W or anything close to that get something else.
Pros: Very quiet, Seems like it's made well
Cons: Won't keep my 125W Phenom 9850 cool even with better than stock thermal paste. Idles at 45C and under load goes up to 82C and hits the thermal shutdown of the CPU. No copper at all, It's all aluminum which is inferior for heat transfer/dispersion.
Summary: It was kind of a PITA to install, as I had to do some modifications to the motherboard itself to get the clips for the heatsink to secure everything properly. Still, the efforts were worth it.
Pros: 20C drop in CPU temp
Cons: Installation in ASUS M5A99 EVO required some fabrication skill. Instructions included are poor
Pros: Silent, keeps the processor cool, silent, keeps the processor cool, and did i say silent? Now I have to note that in my build it is a little louder than what it would be, but that is no fault of the cooler. The fault lies in my motherboard. If you have an older mother board, this cooler may give ...