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Zalman CNPS5X
7.9 out of 10

Zalman CNPS5X

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Overall 2
2.0

Lasted a whole 8 months

Brian S., Newegg
26 June 2015
  • Summary: DO NOT BUY
  • Pros: Quiet, works well at first, cheap
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Second bad fan!

JAMES B., Newegg
18 April 2015
  • Pros: It worked, for a while.
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Design

Christopher L., Newegg
12 December 2014
  • 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...
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Overall 2
2.0

It used to be super quiet, but it now rattles.

BioMechanicalWeapons, Amazon
13 November 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible mounting system.

Ricky N., Newegg
28 June 2013
  • Summary: The way it's set up it would probably work excellent on AMD systems, just don't buy this for an intel, it's complete garbage. Also under normal loads and not benchmarking, this CPU cooler will show temps about 3c higher than the stock cooler.
  • Pros: Looks nice. Runs quiet, It's the single quietest fan in my PC.
  • Cons: The issue I have with this is in the mounting bracket, it simply doesn't seat right nor has enough force to seat evenly across the CPU. This leads to significantly worse cooling than the stock i5 cooler I was using previously. Stock cooler @ 4.4Ghz on my i5 would slowly climb to 78c under load te...
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Overall 2
2.0

No better than a stock cooler - AVOID if you're looking for an upgrade

Doppelganger, Amazon
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.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

DrCarsonBeckett, ALTERNATE
16 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Nach knapp 9 Monaten ist der Kühler defekt. Kühlt die CPU nicht mehr richtig, im Idle schon dauerhaft auf 2000+ Umdrehungen (Wärmeleitpaste ist neu und ordnungsgemäß aufgetragen) und fiept unangenehm.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Малышев Эдуард, Yandex
1 October 2014
  • Excerpt: НА 200руб дешевле можно взять дипкул с такой же теплоотдачей . Ребята которые пишут что поставили башню 2х-4х(АМД)-6х ядерные процы (вы вообще понимаете в железе? =) ) .
  • Pros: их нет
  • Cons: Цена нехорошая читайте комент
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

sucker24, Yandex
10 September 2014
  • Excerpt: у сестры крякнула старенькая мама, пришлось всё вместе и сменить, так как была по ошибке поменяна ga-h77-d3h и этот кулер был в наличии, поставил на i3 3250, выставил обороты на минимум как смог 1300-1400, но этот противный шум всё равно слышно, думаю что из-за акульего зуба на лопастях (вроде так...
  • Pros: цена
  • Cons: подошва не полирована, зазоры, шумит.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

fresh dimon, Yandex
12 August 2013
  • Excerpt: Подойдет только к процессорам начального уровня как замена бокосовому куллеру и то лишь в плане шума ....
  • Pros: Удобное крепление на большинство платформ
  • Cons: эффективность, комплектная термпопасту сразу под смену хотя бы МХ3 (минус 4 грд). Тестировался на CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 955 температура простой 42 нагрузка до 64 что не является хорошим показателем, Intel Core I7 3770 простой 34 нагрузка 54 ....
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