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Zalman-cnps2x.34079251
8.0 out of 10

Zalman cnps2X

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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Michael J., Newegg
14 May 2014
  • Summary: zalman can't be entirely to blame for my review. newegg does not indicate what zalman puts on their website and that is that this cooler MUST also have a 120mm fan to go with it (i am assuming case fan, it does not specify).
  • Pros: -looks neat
  • Cons: -can not dissipate heat from a moderately powerful CPU. I used this with an AMD A10 APU and in an open case the steady temperature was 70 degrees C while sitting in BIOS. I would hate to see what it would be if i actually did something.
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Mounting Bracket

Robert S., Newegg
24 March 2014
  • Summary: I got this for a computer a friend commissioned me to build for him. We decided to run a AMD A10-7850K Kaveri, a processor that generates a considerable amount of heat. I knew the stock cooler wouldn't be enough and I was concerned with 1. Cooler compatibility with the FM2 socket, and 2. limited space inside his case. I ultimately opted to go for this cooler because I believed it had everything we were looking for.
  • Pros: -Made by Zalman
  • Cons: -Worst mounting bracket imaginable
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Overall 2
2.0

Wasted time and money

Anonymous, Newegg
17 March 2014
  • Pros: It looks cool
  • Cons: Well, there were a few. So, first of all, the instructions are confusing, and there don't seem to be any tutorials online, but I was able to figure this out, second, the little screw/bolt things that go from the back plate and into the motherboard aren't even really screws, they just sit there, had to tape them on to start trying to apply the cooler since they just fall out of the back plate when you lay it flat, then after trying to put in the cooler, it turns out, t...
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Overall 10
10

1u No Problem for this little guy.

Shawn C., Newegg
11 March 2014
  • Pros: If you need a fan for a tight space this is it I have it running in a 1u server keeping an Intel 4670 cpu nice and cool. There is about 1/8 if inch to spare .
  • Cons: Bottom plate needs to be a little thinner.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Gennadiy T., Newegg
7 February 2014
  • Summary: initially installed stock cooler in m350 with i5 65W CPU.
  • Pros: -fits m350 case with ssd bracket
  • Cons: -lowest RPM setting on high end
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Overall 10
10

Not all Copper

John G., Newegg
15 January 2014
  • Summary: Unless you can justify needing additional cooling performance just stay with stock.
  • Pros: Reasonably quiet if you have software to turn the speed way down.
  • Cons: Doesn't cool any better than the stock Intel unit.
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Overall 10
10

Nice, effective, quiet.

John C., Newegg
10 November 2013
  • Summary: Used on Intel 1155 socket. Very nice mount. Not obvious how much to tighten screws so use caution (especially with metal back plate already in place on MB). I put washers on top side of MB to act as screw stops. Well made rig, lots of copper, looks good, and does the job.
  • Pros: Fits!
  • Cons: None.
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Overall 8
8.0

Must be used with a 120mm fan!

Janie H., Newegg
31 August 2013
  • Summary: A better vented case like the IN WIN BP655 would help as well for the mini-ITX lovers like myself, I plan to order said case soon as well as some MX-4 thermal compound and will post the results of my hardware tweaking then.
  • Pros: Currently on an A10-5800k, doing okay for regular computing but plan to upgrade to a better vented case than the Thermaltake Element Q that I'm using now.
  • Cons: Will not cool sufficiently without a 120mm fan directly facing and blowing onto it, it actually says on the Zalman website that it has to be used with a 120mm fan.
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Overall 10
10

Good cooler for Mini ITX mobo

Anonymous, Newegg
26 July 2013
  • Summary: I've had it for a little while. I hope this little sucker can last for a long time.
  • Pros: Fit perfectly on my ASRock Mini ITX mobo. Using it for an AMD A10 6800K 4.10GHz Quad Core CPU. Used my own thermal paste SEE CONS.
  • Cons: DO NOT use the provided thermal paste it is JUNK!! Use your own good quality thermal paste. I actually took mine out and wiped it clean so I can use my own thermal paste, shows a big difference in temperature.
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Overall 6
6.0

hot

Godfrey T., Newegg
19 July 2013
  • Summary: Wish I can return it back and get a Cooler Master Gemini.
  • Pros: small. fits APEX MI-008 Black Steel Mini-ITX Tower Computer Case 250W Power Supply. Runs hot but probably its because of the design of the case.
  • Cons: I was running 82*F average on UEFI idle. Was a bit loud for an HTPC.
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