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Zalman cnps2X
8.1 out of 10

Zalman cnps2X

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Overall 10
10

Excellent!

Jonathan C., Newegg
8 April 2015
  • Summary: People must be glueing on the heatsink with thermal paste to get such horrible results. I get 32C idle and 53C load on prime 95. i5-4460 84w MX-4 thermal paste Asus H97I-PLUS
  • Pros: Very small and light Beautiful Cool Only audible if you bring your ear 1 foot away. Max fan speed is not a distraction. Very efficient use of a single bracket
  • Cons: There is lots of space under the heatsink for more fins. Single bracket means a more complicated assembly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great heat sink

Gyude J., Newegg
7 November 2014
  • Summary: Buy your own synthetic thermal paste for this thing. It does a pretty good job cooling, but the included thermal grease won't be sufficient in my opinion.
  • Pros: It does an outstanding job disapating the heat from my i5-4670 CPU and keeps the 32-38C typically. I've seen it get as high as 40-50C under heavy load but nothing higher than that so far. I'm using a very small form factor case considering (silverstone sst-ml07b) with a gtx 980 packed inside and ...
  • Cons: Mounting this was more trouble then I could have imagined. Thankfully two of my friends said they would help me build my pc, and I needed both of them just to mount this thing. The instructions were not clear and even after we decifered what it was saying, two pairs of hands wasn't enough to get ...
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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 -really quiet, even at full speed
  • 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. -putting the back bracket on is a little bit of a pain but i...
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Overall 2
2.0

Terrible Mounting Bracket

Samuel 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.
  • Pros: -Made by Zalman -Low profile and solid design
  • Cons: -Worst mounting bracket imaginable -Insufficient cooling -Extremely hard to replace if you choose to do so
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Donald T., Newegg
20 March 2014
  • Pros: Small, low noise, and keeps CPU cool. All copper
  • Cons: none
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Overall 2
2.0

Dissappointed

David M., Newegg
19 March 2014
  • Pros: All copper low profile design.
  • Cons: This thing doesn't support Socket 1150 like Newegg and other retailers claim. The screw pattern for the four anchor screws fits but there is no threaded hole to secure the third screw needed to anchor the latch that firmly secures your processor to the socket. The box clearly does not list Socket...
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Overall 2
2.0

Wasted time and money

Kaleb B., 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, h...
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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. it was noiseless on low setting, could not hear fan 5 inches away. But - could not mount ssd bracket with stock cooler, so got this cooler. It fits the case, no issues.
  • Pros: -fits m350 case with ssd bracket -relatively quiet
  • Cons: -lowest RPM setting on high end -not much meat in the heatsink - high CPU usage causes high RPMs -flat surface (touching CPU) shows marks, expected better finish, little unexpected.
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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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