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: 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: 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.
Summary: I like this cpu cooler. I enjoy it's profile and overall design. It's interesting. It's a tall cooler, an average mini tower will house it yell. The fan is quite and it adequately keeps the cpu cool. . . If it stays attached to the main board. This is my only gripe with this cooler. It appears to require a little slight of hand and some patience to firmly attach it to the main board and it doesn't take much to dislodge it if you successfully do so.
Summary: Packaged well, had to modify securing the fan to the motherboard as the clips provided would not fit into the sockets. Quality fan and housing, lowered the CPU temps from a stock fan 35+F degrees and quiet as well. For the money doing more than expected.
Good for the price, but overall not much improvement over stock but it is much quieter!
T. Smith, Amazon
14 July 2013
Summary: I bought this cpu cooler to replace the stock amd cooler (it was way too loud), I didn't want a cpu cooler that required a back-plate as I had already installed the motherboard. So far the idle temperatures are about the same as the amd stock cooler which is fine, but when under load the cpu fan doesnt seem to speed up as is evidenced by the sound and CPUID HWMonitor.
Summary: Commandé pour remplacer le ventirad d'origine d'un Core2duo "de base" sur socket 775. Surprise de taille (!) en ouvrant le paquet, ce ventirad est d'une taille (et d'un poids) conséquent. Le montage est assez facile (bien se référer à la notice). Ventirad très silencieux (conçu pour refroidir des processeurs beaucoup plus puissants), il tourne à peine pour refroidir un processeur d'il y a 3 ans... La qualité Zalman est toujours là, pour un prix contenu.