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Xigmatek EP-CD901
5.4 out of 10

Xigmatek EP-CD901

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Overall 10
10

Still Chugging

Richard G., Newegg
23 October 2011
  • 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
  • Cons: Scary to install Collects dust
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Overall 10
10

Cheap, Quiet and good fan!

Jason S., Newegg
18 October 2011
  • Summary: For the price you can't beat it!
  • Pros: What can I say it's been a year, and its still running strong, nice & quiet keeping my cpu cool!
  • Cons: after a year it'd sucked in quite a bit of dust.. Which means it is doing its job, using a Q-tip it was trivial to swipe out the dust to ensure it can keep on doing its job!
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Overall 10
10

Excellent CPU Cooler

Mario E., Newegg
5 October 2011
  • Pros: This CPU cooler does the job keeping my AMD 64 x2 processor from reaching high temperatures when I overclock. I recommend buying this CPU cooler and replacing the stock fan.
  • Cons: None!
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Overall 2
2.0

Won't work with socket 940 as listed!!!!!!!

Scott N., Newegg
26 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh

Anonymous, Newegg
13 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

SOLID

tim a., Newegg
13 July 2011
  • Summary: I wish it could make me a sandwich.
  • Pros: Smacked it in, its been three years and its still doing its job right. Replaced my processor like 3 times, not a problem. Quiet, cool orange color.
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

Good cooler

Steven S., Newegg
2 June 2011
  • 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.
  • Cons: Noisy, but that can be fixed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good and cheap

Ashley J., Newegg
9 May 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

A Pleasant Suprise

Nicholas C., Newegg
2 May 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sounds like a mini turbine

Anonymous, Newegg
1 April 2011
  • 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 ...
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