Summary: I originally had this on an intel E5200 OC'd from 2.5GHz to just shy of 2.9. This cooler now resides in my friend's computer, cooling his Athlon II X4 640. And to all those silly people who say it cools inadequately, I OC'd my friend's CPU to 3.355 GHz, and it idles at 38 C, and goes to around 70...
Pros: Awesome orange UV fan Cools well, and quietly Inexpensive Longevity
Summary: I bought two of these and paid for 2nd day air so I could get my project done THIS weekend! Looks like I now have to find a bracket to make these work or just get new ones all together!!! What a waste of time and money!!!
Pros: Looks to be a nice little aluminum HSF.
Cons: It's listed as working with socket 940, you know, AMD's 940 with just the two holes on two sides of the CPU, WELL IT WON'T. Works with 775 and the AMD with the clips on the sides and that's it.
Summary: Perhaps on a cpu not designed to go from 55-70 it'll work, however, I do believe I'll just get a cm 212 and be done.
Pros: Looks serious, takes a couple degrees off
Cons: Quite loud-which wouldn't be a problem if its performance matched the noise. Only took a few degrees of from a stock amd fan on my athlonx2 6000+ (old school I know). However, I believe that's more due to the re application of thermal grease rather than the heatsink itself.
Summary: I would definitely NOT try to cool anything over 65 watts with this. I understand that is compatible with core 2 quads and socket am3s... but don't go putting this over your 1055T. I'm reading people complaining that it didn't cool there Phenom 955 and how it was hard to install.
Pros: Bought this for a new rig I built for my mother. Fit in a mini ITX case with ease. keeps a Athlon x2 4600+ at 30C.
Summary: Used in a home server on a 3800x2 socket 939. Quiet and keeps it below 45*C at all times. Hopefully will provide great sevice for a long time to come.
Pros: Good craftsmanship. Not too big like *other* circular CPU coolers. Keeps old socket 939 x2 nice and chilly. PWM fan control a plus.
Cons: Surface not smooth; I had to lap it some. not much, but it just didn't sit right with me. *ding* lost an egg. Fins will bend VERY easily if dropped or handled roughly. All my fins are fine, but just be aware.
Summary: Works great in a system I threw together to play old video games Pentium 4 HT Oc'd to 3.4GHz 2BG DDR2 Ram 250GB HDD nVidia 6200SE turbocache
Pros: It was really cheap, I think I paid around $16 for it w/ free shipping (Newegg ForTheWin), and it keeps an ancient LGA775 Pentium 4-HT really cool. It works REALLY well with Arctic Silver - Arctic Alumina
Cons: The only thing that I can think of is that the fins are a little flimsy, not worth knocking off an egg. Just means, be cautious while installing it.
Summary: Maybe (?) my fan is defective, but I believe it is just a characteristic of this model. there are other similarly priced models that I would buy if I could do it over.
Pros: The HSF was relatively cheap, low profile
Cons: There is a high-pitched wining noise coming from the cpu fan! its shrill. The base looks as if it took all the fins, compresses them, and used a bench grinder to smooth the surface. as for the cooling capability, it's having a hard time keeping a c2d e6300 below 70 degrees when overcloked to 2.4 ...