Summary: Great heatsink. Keeps my i5-2500k at around 40c idle. Very quiet compared to my stock intel fan. I'm taking away 1 star because the bottom of the heatsink is not flush. The extra space makes it less efficient at heat transference. I also could not get PWM working with this fan and had to use voltage regulation to make it quiet on my system.
Summary: I'm running this in my storage / Plex server, and had a stock AMD fan and older power supply in it previously. This, coupled with a new power supply with a larger/quieter fan has dramatically lowered the decibels that my server kicks out.
Pros: Quiet. Mounting method is quite secure. Compact (as far as riser heatsinks go).
Cons: The fins bend pretty easily, but this isn't a Zalman-specific issue.
Summary: it s cheap and it works ok ,but if l upgrade my CPU in the future l might go bigger than this one . Right now its on 955 BLK OC to 3.5 mostly and keeps it at 65-70 C l bought this because it mounted to the stock brackets of AMD l wish more coolers did .
Pros: its does what l need it to do keep cool enough for some OC ,it was cheap ,takes up little space ,easy to mount on AMD board and did l mention its cheap and works?
Cons: ok my bad probably should ve mounted to mobo before installing it into the case .it cuts good too . keeps things reasonably quite but a lil noisy but goes away when gaming or watching videos :)
Pros: this cpu cooler was needed for the computer i bought from ibuypowerpcs and it works well
Cons: the computer was super silent when i first turned it on to see if it even turns on....i installed it and well its not silent no more its not loud or annoying but u can defenitly tell theres a fan going on here
Summary: Don't let anyone tell you that it isn't good enough for an FX-8350. I planted this fan on mine with a little IC Diamond thermal paste and my average core temp is about 15ºC at idle and has never reached above 45ºC, even after a few hours of Prime95. The price:performance ratio is great here. It is the loudest fan in my system, but I have to listen to hear it. It isn't loud by any means at idle and isn't terrible under load either.
Summary: Overall, if you need a cheaper CPU fan to keep your system cool and do not care about how loud it gets, this is a great fan. As for me, when I get a bit more money, I am planning on upgrading to a quieter CPU fan.
Pros: This fan does its job: it keeps my CPU cool. Under a stress test for 30 minutes, the CPU did not go over 50°C -- which is good. The "normal" heat range for my CPU is 50°C to 60°C, with the max being 61°C. Under normal loads, the CPU stays around 30°C (or 86°F). Cheap! Other aftermarket fans can easily run $40+
Cons: It can be a bit loud, especially at the higher RPMs. If you are looking for a quiet CPU fan, this might not be the fan for you. If you want a demonstration of just how "loud" it can be, watch this review: http://youtu.be/R7i7xBLClV0?t=3m42s
Summary: I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a new CPU cooler. I picked this up for a great deal (under $20) and it has been absolutely perfect . The fan is positioned to blow right at the rear exhaust fan of the case and keeps my CPU running around 30 C. The fan was a bit loud at first when running at 100% speed but once I turned on the automatic fan control on my motherboard the fan dropped down in RPM's and became almost silent.