Summary: Got this to replace the stock heatsink/fan on an i7-870, because the fan was noisy (vibrated). Idles @ 20C, full load at 40C. jk.
Pros: Surprisingly easy to install, including the fan install. (They should figure out something a little more elegant than double-stick tape, though.) Did not have to remove motherboard (Antec 300 Case), which was a big plus - but that's really a plus for the case. Fits in the 300 with room to spare.
Cons: Was under the impression you could use this to passively cool cpu (maybe you can with a cooler running cpu). Only came with two anti-vibration strips in the box (good for one fan). Can only use one fan anyway, because the 'push' fan blocks one memory slot, even memory without heatspreader. This i...
Summary: I plan on using this heatsink with my next processor upgrade, hopefully it fits.
Pros: Looks like a great cooler. Can customize with whatever 120mm fan you want.
Cons: Need to remove motherboard to mount but most large aftermarket coolers do as well. This heatsink did not fit my socket 939 processor. I have an FX-55 that has two mounting screws across the middle, and this heatsink only works with 4 screwpoints.
Summary: For whatever reason Zalman does not include the clip that makes this heatsink compatible with AMD sockets 754/939/940, although they clearly state that it is compatible and their website even shows the clip as an included component.
Pros: Solid construction, great performance and bought it during a Shell Shocker sale!
Summary: I bought this to use on an older socket 939 system that I'm converting into a HTPC. Unfortunately the AMD socket 939 clip was missing from the package. The compatibility chart clearly states that socket 939 is supported and the Zalman website shows the clip in the components section.
Summary: I may just have an odd duck MB but I was pretty disappointed. I was really hoping to eliminate a fan.
Pros: This thing appears to be made well. Instructions were straight forward and easy to read. I can't speak for the performance.
Cons: This may fit a 939 socket processor as stated however it does not fit all socket 939 motherboards. My board only has 2 holes going through the board where this thing needs 4. Unfortunately I didn't realize or know for sure that was the case until I pulled the whole original cooler and backing pla...
Summary: Core i7 920, D0 Stepping. Gigabyte X58A-UD5 Zalman 10X Flex with 2 cm blade master fans Stock Clocks 38C at idle and 65C prime 95. OCZ Freeze Paste I would of thought i could get close to 3.8 GHz not stock 2.66 GHz. Anyone else know how i can improve performance?
Pros: Based on what ive read, it cools slightly better than the stock cooler. The double stick tape for the back plate is a pro and a con. It is a pro becasue you can remove the cooler and reseat it without removing the motherboard.
Cons: The rear mounting bracket post do not extend thru the motherboard as shown on the instructions which makes it hard to align. The double stick tape is hard to remove and realign after the rear bracket has been placed. The cooling is just OK and that is with 2 cooler master blade master fans in a p...
Summary: I should have listened to the plethora of reviews on here that said this fan was a Gigantor. I thought I might have enough clearance in my Thermaltake Lanbox Lite (which has quite a bit of space for a microatx case), but this zalman fan is a beast. It's almost taller than my thermaltake case itself!
Summary: i7 860 build on Intel DP55WG w/8gb Corsair XMS3. This cooler caused multi BSOD and freeze ups when installing Vista. Replaced with stock CPU heatsink and have had no problems since. Will wait for after market heatsink designed specifically for the skt 1156 before replacing.
Pros: Quiet. Multi socket support. Fairly easy to install.