dont buy stay away from this look else ware if you have an AMD cpu
ryan v., Newegg
7 February 2016
Summary: 2nd zalman cooler i bought and its worse than my 8350 stock cpu cooler as after this review im rma it after 7 times trying to install it properly i had enough and put it back in its box no other cpu cooler ive own has given me this much of a headache and im dissapointed to no end with it
Cons: kept having high temps and throttling no matter what i did and i didn't use to much or to littler thermal past after the 7th time i notice the cooler wasnt properly made and one end was shorter than the other which is why it never properly seated on my fx8350
Summary: I have been using cnps5 fan for years and always been happy. It is silent , gives great air flow and is very solid and durable. It Is very easy to install and can work with many sockets. I highly recommend this to have a great value and performance and save money.
Pros: Low price Quality Performance Copper Easy to install Compatibility
Summary: I had no idea that I could get such a good cooler for so little money. I love it!
Pros: I wanted a better cooler than the one that came with my new FM2+ quad core, and I didn't want to spend a lot. This cooler is fabulous! It is SO quiet. I bought it for a new hot build -- and now I've ordered another, to quiet an older system that I'm re-purposing. This cooler will sit in a silent,...
Cons: This rascal is on the tall side. MEASURE before you buy, to be certain it will fit.
Summary: MSI 790 fx GD70 motherboard 6gigs G-skill 1033 ram Saphire HD 6950 2gb Phenom || 970 3.5 ghz OC to 4.0 PC power and cooling 750 watt PSU
Pros: Keeps my Phenom|| 970 very cool, I have it overclocked to 4 ghz and my cpu never goes above 60 under heavy load, Isn't that noisy at all. Give you an example I have my video card set to 63% fan usage and it's louder than this CPU cooler. I think other reviewers either don't have good air flow or ...
Cons: Whish it would fit more sockets like a I7 2011-3 I will be upgrading to that soon and can't recycle that piece of hardware.
Summary: My 8 core CPU never gets above 52-53C at full load. Technically, it's noisier than expected. Technically, I can't hear it because of 480mm worth of cheapo case fans I have installed, and I game with headphones anyway. If you've got a thing for extra-quiet, get something else.
Summary: Zalman's Customer Support is great, just this product leaves a lot to be desired.
Pros: It was free.
Cons: This is an update to an earlier review "Noisy Fan". l emailed (firstname.lastname@example.org) Zalman with my complaint, and they sent me a new fan. The new fan sounds exactly like the old one. Thanks Zalman.
Summary: Tried returning it, but shipping was expensive and not worth the hassle.
Pros: Looks nice. Slim and small.
Cons: Heat pipes have a very rough finish at the base and the cooler does not sit flush on my CPU. Manufacturer said this is normal. Unnecessarily wide mounting. This cooler will not fit on a MSI A88XI AC V2 motherboard if you have a GPU installed.
Summary: l highly recommend buying from elsewhere. Maybe a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, that's the one l'm getting.
Pros: Looks good
Cons: l bought it in 9/13 and at the time l couldn't have been any happier with it. Looks good, good price, easy to install, and all from a well known company. Then little by little it got noisier, and noisier. Now it's to the point that l use that computer very little. This is in a smoke free home, an...
Summary: I got this for a Gigabyte AMD FM2+ A68H Motherboard... naturally this is made for intel board... I did stretch the mouting brackets out a bit further than they were "supposed" to be and it fit right on. works great, love it.