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Zalman CNPS 8900 Quiet
8.1 out of 10

Zalman CNPS 8900 Quiet

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Reviews and Problems with Zalman CNPS 8900 Quiet

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Overall 10
10

VERY quiet and efficient

Dane G., Newegg
4 January 2015
  • Pros: Quiet Efficient Easy to Install Greatly cools CPU vs previous system Fits nicely in Mid Tower
  • Cons: During install, fins are easy to bend (most coolers have this issue though)
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Overall 8
8.0

Great value

nicholas b., Newegg
19 December 2014
  • Pros: -Great performance and very quiet (not silent). -My CPU run 5 or 10 C cooler with this than with the coolermaster 212 evo it replaced. I cannot explain this... but its awesome. -Great value -low profile -great build quality and looks... lovely
  • Cons: Minimum fan speed is too high (~1000 RPM) and makes an unpleasant tone at this speed. This heatsink performs so shockingly well the fan should run much slower or just shut off for low loads. May interfere with tall memory heatsinks on ITX motherboards. I had to cut the tips off of one of my memor...
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Overall 4
4.0

Mine is noisy.

Roberto d., Newegg
15 December 2014
  • Summary: Had already submitted rebate before building the system. After rebate it would cost almost as much to ship it back for RMA as it would to just buy a new one.
  • Pros: Cools CPU Slim design, fits in Cooler Master Elite 130 Mini-ITX Case Inexpensive
  • Cons: I had the same problem as Robert L below. When I first booted the computer I heard a extremely loud rattle. I thought a cable was in the way of the fan so I quickly shut down the CPU and took a look. Nothing there, booted again, same noise. I pushed down on the fan thinking maybe it was loose and...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
3 December 2014
  • Summary: don't buy it
  • Pros: well built cheap with MIR
  • Cons: very poor design can't be installed on 1150 easily conflicted with my memory
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Overall 10
10

ZALMAN CNPS8900 Quiet 110mm Ultra Quiet Slim CPU Cooler

Robert S., Newegg
3 December 2014
  • Pros: 1) For the money it costs....solid choice! 2) Lower profile and installs so easy on my MSI G-45 FM2+ Mobo. (Big hands, big fingers, if I can do it...so can you ) 3) Keeps my AMD 7850k Kaveri nice and cool even at 4.2. 4) Looks great on my MSI G-45 gamer MB. 5) And hey, it looks good and it works ...
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

works perfectly

Anthony D., Newegg
28 November 2014
  • Pros: ultra quiet and it works
  • Cons: might be slightly difficult to install, read the instructions carefully
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Overall 4
4.0

Very noisy but cools well

Robert L., Newegg
21 November 2014
  • Pros: It cools pretty well, I haven't seen many cooling issues. The included thermal grease is pretty good
  • Cons: The thing makes a TON of noise! it rattles whenever it spins. I had to turn the RPM REALLY low to stop the rattling, but it still does rattle on occasion. The fan also covers one of my ram ports, which is a huge negative. Installing the little plastics clips on the bracket was very hard.
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Overall 8
8.0

HTPC champ

Matthew H., Newegg
1 November 2014
  • Summary: I selected this cooler based on a motherboard which I eventually discovered wasn't a good choice for my case. When I changed my motherboard selection I forgot to make sure this cooler would be compatible with that one as well. I now know that a GIGABYTE GA-F2A88XN-WIFI is NOT compatible with this.
  • Pros: -Very quiet operation. Not totally silent but unless you're going fanless it doesn't get much better than this from my experience. -Seems to cool effectively. I'm using this with a 65W AMD A10-7800 so this cooler is clearly overkill and I haven't had any need to monitor temps at all. I wanted som...
  • Cons: -The U-shaped brackets which come with the cooler require it to be installed so that the heat pipes stick out in fixed directions. This can cause compatibility issues with certain motherboards/RAM. If additional brackets were packaged to allow the heatsink to be rotated 90 degrees it would open u...
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Overall 10
10

One of the better options for an HTPC.

Anonymous, Newegg
18 August 2014
  • Summary: This is probably the best low profile heatsink that can fit into an HTPC case short of the Noctua NH-L12 (which has clearance issues due to its width). I am seeing minimal difference between this and the Asetek 545LC, which admittedly is an inferior watercooling solution.
  • Pros: I am using this in a Silverstone GD06 with an MSI X58M. I have no issues clearing RAM. In what is a fairly cramped case I have fit the following previously: Zalman CNPS8000B (92mm) Scythe SCSK-1100 Shuriken Rev. B3 (100mm) Scythe SCBSK-2100 BIG Shuriken 2 Rev. B (120mm) Asetek 545LC (90mm all-in-...
  • Cons: Captive thumb screws would work much better and remove the need for a screwdriver, but this is not worth an egg deduction. It takes real effort to misalign the screws. The fan cable ending in a mini 4-pin makes no sense. There is an adapter cable terminating in a 4-pin PWM fan connector which is ...
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Overall 2
2.0

Noisy and only average cooling

Anonymous, Newegg
28 July 2014
  • Summary: Now lets talk about the cooler performance itself. Although temps were a little better than the stock cooler, they weren't amazingly better. 5-10 degrees lower at max and even less when just idling. However, the fan is just AWFUL. Loud, weedwacker sounding, buzzing, and whining.
  • Pros: see Cons and Other
  • Cons: I wanted to replace my stock cooler that came with my intel i3-4150. It was small and got around 70C when pushed by games, and was somewhat loud at 1500rpm. With it reduced to 1000rpm, I could get 40C temps on normal desktop stuff however, with an almost inaudible 1000rpm. Even though the zalman ...
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