Summary: My 8 core CPU never gets above 52-53C at full load. Technically, it's noisier than expected. Technically, I can't hear it because of 480mm worth of cheapo case fans I have installed, and I game with headphones anyway. If you've got a thing for extra-quiet, get something else.
Summary: I got this CPU cooler to go with a new tower computer I was building. Thus far, it has performed wonderfully. There is only one issue that I have noted on this cooler, it's too tall for most cases.
Summary: Works well, but doesnt cool as well as my cooler master N520. I am using AMD FD832EWMHKBOX FX-8320E FX-Series 8-Core, it stays around 35c at idle and under load (gaming) it usually stays at 50c. Not saying that is to hot, but my old cooler would idle at 25c and max load would be 40c.
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.
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.