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Zalman-cnps10x-extreme.3750478
7.3 out of 10

Zalman CNPS10X Extreme

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Overall 8
8.0

Good cooler

Timur K., Newegg
11 September 2013
  • Summary: Using it on older setup 970 gigabyte mobo with 8120 AMD CPU stock clock. Before install the idle temp of CPU was 35-45 C. Under load it was 60-75 C!!! But It was somewhat hot this summer in Los Angeles. After cooler install idle temps dropped to 11-30 C. And never exeeded 60 C under load.
  • Pros: 1. Cost effective
  • Cons: 1. Pain to install without removing the motherboard
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Overall 8
8.0

Big cooler

Ian L., Newegg
6 March 2012
  • Summary: This cooler is big. Because of the way my motherboard is set up (Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3), and the size of my RAM's heat fins, the fan that attaches to the cooler blocks two RAM ports. I only use two at the moment, so I just use the two furthest away, but I'll have to come up with a solution to fix this problem if I decide to expand. I believe that some"low-profile" RAM sticks are able to fit underneath the fan, but I cannot personally attest to that.
  • Pros: So much cooling power
  • Cons: Huge - see below
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

bmcdigital, NCIX.com
16 April 2010
  • Summary: This cooler keeps my i7 930 at 56c under full load Prime95, 30c idle running at 4GHz. Very quiet, nickel finish looks good, blue fan led matches the color of my antec 1200 fan lights, always a bonus. the mounting bracket for 1366 is this cheap kind of plastic, very flexible, doesn't scream high quality. The plastic on the HSF is only slightly better. For the price the bracket at least should be better Overall though, I am very glad I bought this cooler.
  • Pros: Quiet, Very efficient design.
  • Cons: Mounting for LGA1366 not the best quality
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Patrick G., NCIX.com
17 December 2009
  • Summary: I got this thing for an aging Opteron 185 system whose previous cooler (Zalman CNPS 9500)wasn't doing a good enough job in my dust-choked environment. This thing is MUCH easier to clean than the copper "flower" design of the previous cooler, and does not collect dust as quickly. One core seems to run MUCH hotter than the other though, and that is something I had not observed with the previous cooler, but this could be due to many factors including improper installation.
  • Pros: Cools CPU effectively, Adjustable speed, Auto or manual speed mode, Quiet, Does not collect dust very quickly, Easy to clean dust from
  • Cons: Huge, Heavy, Expensive
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

amy laura_s, NCIX.com
30 September 2009
  • Summary: This cooler is just huge. you wouldn't believe it. but it does the job... the only thing is that i went crazy to set it up. it took me almost 1 hour. this because i had trouble to tight the screw. my case is lianli pc50 r black/red and my mobo is maximus formula III. Also i would complain for the instruction. they should have explained how to set it up correctly for the air flow point of view.
  • Pros: quiet.................
  • Cons: the plastic bracket.....................
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Overall 8
8.0

Wow

Anonymous, Newegg
24 July 2009
  • Pros: Excellent performance, runs super cool.
  • Cons: Soooooo huge, could've been made to where it didn't stick out so far to the sides toward the dimm slots and extended upwards instead. Gigabyte 790x and this will barely work because of the ram slots. Don't get ram with huge heatsinks.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very nice

Anonymous, Newegg
17 July 2009
  • Summary: Very nice, a little bit of hassle with the space issue
  • Pros: This thing is very good at keeping the processor cool. there are plenty of plates to disperse the heat and lots of heat pipes to carry that heat.
  • Cons: Kind of hard to fit had to take out the PSU to screw it in
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Миронов Александр, Yandex
16 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Устанавливал на материнскую карту GIGABYTE GA-Z87X-UD5H
  • Pros: Тихий, эективный
  • Cons: Размер
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

welliton111985, Yandex
28 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Наконец то добрался до компа,чтобы написать отзыв про сей девайс.
  • Pros: Приемлемая цена Хорошие охлаждающие качества
  • Cons: Ужасно шумный вентилятор Сложность установки
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Иванов Виталий, Yandex
26 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Радиатор очень высокий и большой, надо очень тщательно промерять перед покупкой - может не влезть в корпус или закрыть собой планки памяти.
  • Pros: Хорошо охлаждает: Intel Core i5-4670 CPU @ 3.40GHz (без разгона) 32 градуса в простое, не более чем 52 градуса под непрерывной многодневной максимальной нагрузкой.
  • Cons: Сложен в установке: Для установки требуется снять материнскую плату и устанавливать кулер на снятую плату, чтобы поджать крепеж снизу, иначе не хватает длинны болтов. Под нагрузкой при увеличении оборотов вентилятора становится немного слышен шум.
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