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.
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...
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.