Summary: Actually, it keeps my APU running cool: ASRock Extreme Tuning Utility tells me the motherboard is running 20C/68F and the processor is at 22C/71F while I'm typing this. I know it's not taxing the inards too terribly bad, but everything is cool as it should be. Installing the fan was a bit tricky for me. First, I learned that the thin copper blades on the heatsink are sharp enough to cut.
Summary: It's all copper (except the aluminum mount). It looks beautiful in my windowed case, blue LEDs aglow. But that's not why we're here. It lowered the temperature of my quad-core CPU by 20 degrees Celsius at full load and by 10 degrees at idle. That's a chunk. I had been running the AMD cooler that came with the CPU. It's quiet enough for me, but I've got six other fans running, so what's one more? Did I mention it's gorgeous?
Summary: I was upgrading my computer from a dual-core E6400 to a E6600 (gotta love those Intel price-cuts!!), and was already using a Zalman 9500. I was quite happy that it got my idle temperature down to the low-30s. I was going to move my old E6400 to another system, and put the new 9700 fan into this system. WOrked like a champ, and installed in like five-minutes. Fortunately, the 9500 & 9700 brackets are completely compatible.
Summary: Runs strong and Quite. I overclock my QX6700 Quad and the CNPS9700 has no problem keeping things cool. But there is always a BUT.....be ready to call Zalman Tech. Supt. if you have a 4 Pin connection on your M.B. It comes with a 3 Pin for what reason I do not know why. BTW call Tech. Supt. I type so many emails to them and never an answer. Just call and try your best to understand them.
Pros: Quiet--Looks Nice--Does the Job Does just as good a job as all that blue water to keep things cool
Cons: Comes with a 3 Pin connection to M.B. So be ready to call Zalman Tech. Supt.
Summary: Overall this cpu cooler is fantastic, it will boost your computer's performance and durability, I think it was money well spent, I have peace of mind knowing that no matter how many programs I run simultaneously, that my processor's temperature will no rise above 40 degrees.
Pros: Lives up to it's name Ultra Quiet, I love the blue LED light and the fact that it keeps my pentium 4 processor's temperature below 40 degrees. 100% PURE COPPER BABY!
Cons: I don't think that the Fan Speed Controller is necessary, it just takes up space and I don't even use it, I just leave it on high and there is no noise to worry about.
Summary: The decrease in CPU temp output is a great improvement from the 9500 series. The size of this cooler is big and should be considered when building or upgrading a system. More surface area, larger heat sync and a 110mm fan = happy computer. Comes with both Intel and AMD brackets in box so everyones happy. This is a very good option for someone looking to overclock with safe temps. I did not think that expensive CPU coolers were necessary before but now I'm a believer.
Excerpt: достался в подарок. судя по отзывам, цене и характеристикам - я доволен). попробую смазать подшипники, но если неполучится - увы, придется продать. отпишусь об успехах.
Pros: + красивый. + подсветка. + везде медь => хорошее охлаждение. + по текстам, хорошая термопаста в комплекте. + реобас.
Cons: - попарился с установкой. снимал мамку, проц Интел. - на установленном креплении крышечка процессора и ручка его крепления задевают само крепление, приходится поднажимать в некоторых местах. непорядок. - нет авторегулировки оборотов. - самый главный и самый ужасный МИНУСИЩЩЩЕ. на мин оборотах слышен треск подшипников (нет не провода, именно подшипников), это блин сводит на нет весь его смысл в моей бесшумной банке. корпус Antek Sonata 3, и то блин слышно, стоит под но...