Summary: I've been running the same 3.6Ghz Prescott P4 (TDP of ~115W) for all this time.
Pros: At the time of this post I've been using this cooler for almost 5 years. The fan still works great and is quiet. I think this heat sink will out last the board at this rate. right now the CPU temp is fluctuating between 40 and 58C (~25C in the room) AC seems to drop the temp when its running. I'v...
Cons: heavy.. wide, and its over 2 lbs.. there are many heat pipe style coolers that are just as efficient (or more) but take up less space and weigh less. I'm still happy with my purchase.
Summary: This is the second CPU fan I buy (similar model). I am still using the one I bought few years ago. Still works flawlessly. Make sure you check if this monster will fit into the case. Most modern cases are big enough though, except these all-in-one solutions. be careful with the fins.
Pros: very quiet, does good job keeping the temperature low on Socket 478 P4 Prescott
Summary: Great Price. Great shipping . Great Overall product.
Pros: Great Cooler. Zalman really know what they are doing. Its not as heavy as i thought it would be. My P5q Pro Turbo holds it well. COOLER MASTER Storm Sniper, helps alot. Keeps a 4.0 overclock stable.
Summary: I've owned both this cooler and it's smaller 90mm brother. The 90mm is still going after SIX YEARS of constant use on a P4, Q6600, and finally an LGA775 Celeron. Adapters have always been inexpensive and available for both the 120mm and the 90mm. Currently the 120mm is on the Q6600.
Pros: Durable: I've owned this cooler for four years. Not a whimper from the bearings. High thermal capacity: Much more than comparable weight aluminum coolers. Low noise: Easily the quietest component in my system. 7200 RPM HDs make far more noise than the fan. Comes with a rheostat if you find it nec...
Cons: Somewhat heavy: a danger when moving the case. A drop may break a mount off the motherboard. I've never had this problem however. Fins can be bent but this doesn't affect the performance of the cooler. Large computer case required due to clearance issues.
Summary: My newly recapped and tested motherboard died. All the weight bent the board damaging the socket. It no longer posts and turns off in seconds - a total loss. Don't use this CPU cooler with a 478 socket, it is not compatible.
Pros: Looks nice and well made. The large fan blows air over the memory.
Cons: Very heavy and difficult to install on a 478 socket. The 'S' and 'L' brackets don't fit tightly putting uneven strain on the motherboard. The huge flower design leaves little room for error.
Summary: Mini ITX boards are small. The challenge is finding a case that is too small for a practical buildout. This case is the best compromise and is high quality.
Pros: Setup with an Intel DG45FC mobo with dual 2.5" HDs configured RAID 0 on Silverman 2.5"-to-3.5" adapter. Installed SeaSonic ECO 300 300W SFX12V PSU. Non-modular, but small and with a little work, easily managed in terms of cabling.
Cons: Taking it apart will be too much work: six screws on each side, four thumbscrews for the PSU, four for the mobo, minimal access for hands within case interior.
Summary: To install it, I had to take one of heatsink fins off of one side of a RAM module, but that's no big deal. Case: Azza Solano 1000 MB: GIGABYTE GA-EP43-UD3L CPU: Core2 Duo E7500 RAM: Patriot Viper II PV224G8500ELKB, DDR2 1066, 2x2GB
Pros: Great cooling. Much better than stock Intel fan.
Cons: Unfortunately, this fan produces more noise than I was expecting. It isn't coming from the spinning of the fan, it's a noise that is generated by the way the air passes over the uppermost/outermost portions of the cooper fins. It's a turbulent roaring sound, and the fact that the fins extend so f...
Summary: LAP THIS AND YOUR PROCESSOR...EVEN BETTER Able to overclock Phenom from 2.5 to 3.2 (good case cooling) with 1.43 volts and this fan keeps it at 56c under full load. at full speed, multiple motherboards tell me this thing is running at 2600rpm full speed...
Pros: I only review stuff thats been good for more than 1 year. This one fan has been on 3 different motherboard upgrades and processors fro0m an AMD Athlon 4000 to a PHENOM I 9850 over the past 3 years. -easy to clean -cools everything around it -quiet -makes good use of case airflow for maximum rpm
Summary: Not really a Pro or Con, but I have a ASUS M3A78-CM mobo and to make it work I drilled two small holes in the stock heat sink bracket. Then I followed the directions. Worked like a champ, although I'm sure I negated all sorts of warranties in the process. Fit was tight but perfect.
Pros: Nearly Silent and very cool. I run it at 1200 RPM and keeps my AMD 9350e at 41c with an ambient room temperature of 26C. Cooled the mobo down about 3C versus the stock AMD fans. It is quality. Nice machine work. Comes with thermal paste.
Cons: 3 pin rather than 4 pin, so you have to do the work to find the perfect balance between sound and heat. Covers the 1st memory slot, although it also cools your memory.