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...
Cons: Rarely used the computer this was used on, in a spare bedroom, back up pc. Today, the feet were broken on two of the posts and the HSF was leaning on my video card. Hope nothing got shorted on that. Absolute junk.
Cons: The first one of these I ordered broke after a couple of months. A fan blade broke off while in use. The manufacturer wouldn't send out a replacement until I sent back the defective, and would not pay for shipping costs. So I foolishly ordered a second one of the same fan, needing one immediately...
Summary: Buy something that covers your CPU and has a fan you can trade out with any other standard case fan.
Pros: Looks cool
Cons: To start it doesnt completely cover the CPU. Cooling isnt great. And its very large and could interfere with side case fans (i had to remove mine). Second the fan on it is cheaply made and you cannot change it out with another fan. Keeping in mind you shouldn't stick your hand near a fan while it...
Summary: I have had this product for about 6 months or so. I loved it when I first installed it. It keeps my AMD FX 8320 8 core super cool. It used to be super quiet, but it now rattles. I can't stop it rattling no matter what I do. I have taken it apart, cleaned it, reseated it, nothing.
No better than a stock cooler - AVOID if you're looking for an upgrade
2 October 2012
Summary: I recently picked up an AMD FX-6100 with the full intention of overclocking. Naturally, I wanted to upgrade the stock cooler, so I picked up one of these Zalman coolers solely based on brand reputation and some glowing reviews I read online.