Summary: Works like a charm. Bought it to replace OEM AMD CPU Cooling fan. Was running at around 45-50C, idle, under OEM Fan, replaced it with this one and now system runs at 23C idle, 35C at full run. One tip; however, according to the directions, it talks about using the included switch in order to control the fan speed. It also states that your mobo will complain about not having a cpu fan connected. You can ignore both of these and just plug it into the cpu fan power plug.
Summary: My overheat problem arose when running a benchmark test for Formula 1 2013,as this game runs all 4 cores at 100%,giving ne temps of 67 degrees plus,this is when my cpu throttling kicked in.Only way round it was to run AMD Overdrive and reduce the voltages to my cpu cores from 1.4v to 1.35 v,this gave me a playable 64 degrees but still the worry over overheating the cpu to a point where it would be damaged.
Summary: Bought this used for $20, a couple slightly bent fins, didn't matter at all. This is Intel and AMD compatible, the Intel has a bracket(included) that needs to be installed and you have to take out the motherboard to do it. The AMD has a specific Clip and Clip Lever that is included, very easy to install with AMD. Get good Thermal Paste, Arctic Silver 5 seems to be the way to go.
Summary: I bought the Zalman heat sink and Fan set to replace my dead Thermaltake Ruby Orb (now discontinued). I was able to keep my AMD Athlon 64 x2 3800+ CPU below 90 degrees F and mother board temp was 85, with the Ruby Orb and the other 7 fans in my system. After I installed the Zalman CPU Cooling Fan I noticed that it made the CPU temp COOLER than the motherboard! Below 70 degrees F! Motherboard temp was below 80. I have never seen the CPU temp go lower than MB temp.
Summary: AMD FX-6200 Processor, 3.8 6 Socket AM3 MSI AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 AM3+ Motherboard Zalman CNPS9700LED Ultra Quiet Cpu Cooler Lite-On Super AllWrite 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM NZXT Case CA-TP210-01 Steel Black Tempset 210 ATX Mid Tower This is all I have to say, if you want to play games or do heavy video editing on your computer with a 4 or 6 or 8 core processor then dump...
Summary: I purchased this because my AMD Phenom II, X4, 965 3.4ghz CPU was running at 80-90C OUCH! I was blue screening, my PC along with my games were running terrible! This fan fixed everything! My CPU is running at 25-33c! So cool! I have this hooked into a Crosshair IV motherboard encase you're wondering. I messed around with overclocking last night and bumped my 3.4ghz to 3.8ghz and my CPU temps still do break out of the 30s!!
Summary: After starting a case change out, I ended up replacing Mobo, CPU and Ram. I must admit, once I installed this "Ferris Wheel" looking cooler, I was concerned it might be to large, but lucked out, fit fine. I really like the adjustable fan speed dial. The Mobo controls the cooler fan speed as well as offering manual control. I run it on low, which keeps noise low and performance high. The fact that I run 4 120MM 3 speed fans in conjunction.
Summary: First time I installed my own CPU/mobo and this cooler was easy to install on an AMD A8 processor. Runs great and CPU idles at about 2-3 degrees C above room temp. Normal usage (web browsing, playing a flash game, etc.) generally runs around 3-5 degrees C above ambient room temp.
Summary: I have an AMD Phenom II and the turbine-like sound of the stock heatsink was driving me crazy. Recommended by a friend I bought this Zalman cooler, and man, I'm lovin' it. Other users have already stated this, but the point can't be stressed enough: this thing is big. Monstrously huge and heavy. Make sure to check the product dimensions to ensure this will fit in your case! Installation is very very easy for AM2/AM2+/AM3 sockets.