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Zalman CNPS7000B-AlCu
5.0 out of 10

Zalman CNPS7000B-AlCu

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Reviews and Problems with Zalman CNPS7000B-AlCu

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Overall 4
4.0

a dust magnet, impossible to clean

Henry A., Newegg
2 April 2009
  • Pros: cools relatively well when new and clean
  • Cons: the "wheel" design that has spokes radiating out from the center is especially good at trapping dust and becoming impossible to clean. (the gaps between the fins become small enough to catch dust as you move closer to the center.) once the layer of dust is covering the fins, the fan itself become...
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Overall 4
4.0

No substitute for copper

Hrant L., Newegg
28 September 2007
  • Summary: I've been very pleased w/ Zalman products: the pure copper stuff. This only has a copper core, which obviously makes the cooling capabilities sub-par. If you're looking @ this HS, move on to something with a pure copper base or better.
  • Pros: versatile.
  • Cons: My 3GHz Prescott died under it w/o any oc. I used AC Ceramique. When I pulled the HS I noticed the surface had discolored, (the usual color after removal). My 2500+ Barton is still running with another one, only with 3 degree drop in temp, idles @ 42 w/o any oc, (wouldn't dare w/ this HS).
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Worth It

Anonymous, Newegg
13 February 2007
  • Summary: It would not keep my s939 3700+ cool. Temp would hover around 44 idle and over 50 when gaming. I ended up going to a Freezer 64, which is cheaper and also better at cooling.
  • Pros: Blue LED looks cool.
  • Cons: Huge, space may be an issue with a small case. Didn't really change my temps, it's loud, and is a dust magnet. The fins are also difficult to clean.
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Overall 4
4.0

temps went up

james b., Newegg
28 January 2007
  • Summary: bought this cause my stock heatsink fan was like a jet plane inside my case,so i bought this it is quiter than the stock ,but i really didnt hear that much of a difference .
  • Pros: looks good...easy mounting
  • Cons: all my temps went up about 3 degrees celcious across the board.
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Overall 4
4.0

Don't buy it.

Michael B., Newegg
23 December 2006
  • Summary: Get something with heatpipes and spend money on Arctic Silver 5.
  • Pros: It looks cool, and cools about 1c better than stock.
  • Cons: For the money, not worth it. I bought it just over a year ago, and honestly, the 92mm Copper/Aluminum combination isn't good at all. Running it on a un-OC'd AMD Athlon 64 3200+ Newcastle core, S754, my temperatures hardly went down.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unclear description

Ting C. Wang, Amazon
10 August 2005
  • Summary: The Zalman website states that this CPU fan fits to Socket-A. But it is not true if your motherboard doesn't have "heat-sink holes". Unless you go read the manual carefully, you can't find this information.
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