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Zalman CNPS5X
8.1 out of 10

Zalman CNPS5X

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Reviews and Problems with Zalman CNPS5X

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Overall 6
6.0

Low noise? Maybe at 40% speed.

Justin L Wilkins, Amazon
24 December 2014
  • Summary: This is not what I would consider a low noise fan by any means. I have to reduce the speed to 40% in order for it to be a tolerable noise level. The reason I bought this is so that I wouldn't need to use software to slow the fan speed down to reduce noise.
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Overall 6
6.0

oka

coleman t., Newegg
11 December 2014
  • Summary: make the base bigger if your going to clame am3+ cpu and solid copper foot would be nice...The resson i got this was noise of my stock cooler was unbarble I sould have seen if i could have got a better fan for my stock one oh well(fan is 60mm on the stock)
  • Pros: Well its quieter than my stock cooler not as heavy as some aftermarkets
  • Cons: not as good as mystock cooler and lesser quality. It also doesnot cover the full cpu and cost to much at the price i bought it (20 usd)lost an egg for that because iI bought one for 15usd(13.50 on sell that was way better.and lost an egg for having to fill in spaces on botton of the base.
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Overall 6
6.0

Seems to be an effective cooler, but be warned ...

Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 July 2014
  • Summary: Seems to be an effective cooler, but be warned: although this item says it is compatible with an am3+, it does not come with the appropriate mounting bracket which must be purchased separately.
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Overall 6
6.0

updated review

Randy G., Newegg
20 June 2014
  • Summary: I got this on sale for under $20. It worked great for the first 2 months, but when I removed it to replace some case fans it started making a lot of noise. To counter the noise I lowered the fan speed with Speedfan and it worked for a while and never effected the cooling.
  • Pros: Cheap Cooled good really easy to install, no funky back plates or 100 pieces to put together included thermal paste was decent
  • Cons: started making a lot of noise within the 2nd month always ran at max rpm. Not really a con since it's really quiet, but when I did have cool n quiet enabled and it still didn't go down.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

David R., Newegg
11 March 2014
  • Summary: when they work they work well..when they don't they don't....I've only gotten 3 from New Egg But have had Others.. Id Say Ya Have a 50/50 Chance. Price Is right. So You Decide :) Last 2 got for 10 bucks each on sale / with rebate.. Would cost more to return then to buy another
  • Pros: Good Price.. When on sale Great Price..
  • Cons: Gamble Really..when they work they work .. if not then not.. Have Bought 3 1 fan got very Loud after 6-7 months 1 works Great keeps wife's athlon II 450 running in the 20ies Having Hard time keeping my Phenom II 965 Black under 40 at idle.. took it off and realized only about half the plate and p...
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Overall 6
6.0

not to sure now

Randy G., Newegg
14 January 2014
  • Summary: Now this cpu cooler runs really cool for me. I ordered some new fans to replace some loud ones in my pc .... so I remove the cpu fan to fit one in place.,put the zalman back on like it was and when I power on my pc I get this noise like a wire hitting the fan while it's running.
  • Pros: Inexpensive light weight (good if you have a flimsy mobo like me) quiet (was quiet ... read below) Zalman thermal paste is decent, same temps as ac 5 for me) cools really good even with a 1ghz OC
  • Cons: Fan noise after a month of use.
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Overall 6
6.0

User Review

Spencer F., Newegg
3 January 2014
  • Pros: Sufficient cooling. Comes with thermal paste.
  • Cons: Locking mechanism is very difficult to secure unless you have child size hands
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Overall 6
6.0

Good CPU Fan

Matt J., Newegg
24 October 2013
  • Summary: Overall its a good CPU Fan I thought since it was Zalman it would be much more quiter but it wasn't
  • Pros: It keeps it pretty low but I haven't tried Overclocking on the i5 3570k, Was an easy install
  • Cons: It is pretty loud but a lot quieter then the stock intel fan but its the loudest thing in my system and its really annoying to be trying to watch movies and you just keep hearing the fan going.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for the Money

Caleb C., Newegg
8 September 2013
  • Summary: This would work fine for me if I didn't want to over clock.
  • Pros: Adequately cools CPU at stock and slightly elevated clock levels. The fan is quite quiet. It looks subtle and well designed.
  • Cons: Because the design of the cooling surface is two bands of copper placed inside a rather rough grooved rectangle of "other" metal, only about 30% of the CPU touches copper, the rest if the CPU either doesn't touch anything or touches rough grooved aluminum (or whatever the non-copper metal is). I'...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good Price, Noisy

Hung N., Newegg
18 June 2013
  • Pros: The fan keeps the cpu cool and its fine.
  • Cons: My fan is loud. Even with headphones on I can hear this fan whirling away aswell when I am moved away from my room. I wish it was quieter or silent.
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