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Zalman CNPS8000T
4.4 out of 10

Zalman CNPS8000T

Powerful Cooling Performance with 3 Heat Pipes. Compatible Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Works good when installed correctly

Jeff H., Newegg
17 July 2010
  • Summary: Use the loader block even though it's not required for a LGA 1366 mount. Oh, and use arctic silver 5 instead of the goo zalman gives you of course.
  • Pros: Does it's job; cools my i7 down several degrees cooler than the stock cooler. Also small form factor allows for placement in a sff case with limited overhead.
  • Cons: The installation manual is somewhat misleading. It suggests that for a LGA 1366 (i7), the loader block is not required. However, without this block, the cooler didn't have good contact with my CPU and temperatures soared to the dangerous 100C mark.
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Overall 8
8.0

Well, it did lower the temp...

Anonymous, Newegg
26 March 2009
  • Summary: Very quite compared to my stock fan/heatsink.
  • Pros: Combined with Arctic Silver 5 this fan/heatsink lowered my temp by 4°.
  • Cons: After a few hours of use that fan began to make strange noises. It doesnt happen all the time but it sounds like a bearing problem. So far its a minor annoyance and Im hoping it doesnt become something more...
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Overall 8
8.0

Neat cooler

Caleb G., Newegg
22 January 2009
  • Summary: Nice cooler. I might would buy it again.
  • Pros: It's a neat looking cooler. The "Zalman" on the sides is really cool looking. Does a good job over a stock heatsink.
  • Cons: Zalman says this is low profile, but it wouldn't fit in the slim case I wanted it for. Boo hiss. Also, the copper base isn't perfectly flat. Under stress, the cores of the processor were at about a 4 degree C difference. That limited my overclocking options.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Effective

Jack K., Newegg
23 December 2008
  • Summary: Part of a build with: -Athena Red/Black slim ATX case with EPS-12V 470W Power Supply -AMD X4 Phenom 9750 95W 2.4GHz Quad Core -Zotac Geforce 9800GT Amp! Edition -2 X 2GB Corsair Dominator DDR2 1066 SDRAM with air flow fan -ASUS M3A78-EM MicroATX motherboard -Western Digital 320G 7200RPM Harddisk...
  • Pros: Very effective cooling. Able to make a 20*C drop in temperature for my CPU Very well built heatsink
  • Cons: Hard to install. The intended clipping mechanism cannot get the cooler installed - it is too tight. I ended up having to unscrew the retention bracket from the motherboard and clip it on first before installing by screwing the whole thing in. It was a lot of hassle but then the tightness also mea...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
22 December 2008
  • Pros: Keeps the CPU from bursting into flames, fits into my shuttle case without too much hassle, reasonably quiet, easy installation/nice bracket mounting, reasonably priced, and, well, it's a Zalman.
  • Cons: My E8500 idles at around 43C and at load is close to 55C. A little warm, but not too hot. Almost didn't fit onto my motherboard due to the heatpipes.
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Overall 8
8.0

i'm in love

Nigel N., Newegg
13 December 2008
  • Summary: Zalman was recommended by 5 of 6 gamers I know and I'm not dissapointed. It's silent, it's doing it's job and I didn't break anything putting it in. Great job, and great product!
  • Pros: Excellent cooling. Quiet operator. Couldn't be happier.
  • Cons: It's big. Did I mention it's big?
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Bret F., Newegg
21 October 2008
  • Summary: This heatsink I have in 2 computers. One because I needed one in a tower in a pinch and this was the only one in stock @ my local geek-shop. that one runs at full speed in a tower and it's pretty loud.
  • Pros: fits snuggly in my microatx case on an Intel DG33TL Motherboard. cools well.
  • Cons: a little loud when the speed is turned up above 2200 rpms. Lack of MB controlled fan speed. awkward having to place the speed control in a place you can get at it but be inconspicuous.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fits Antec 1380 (same as 1300)

WILLIAM M., Newegg
27 July 2008
  • Summary: GIGABYTE GA-MA78GPM-DS2H, Phenom 9950, and Antec 1380... you get a SFF with gaming potential on the cheap with quality components. Doesn't get any better...
  • Pros: Fits in tight spaces. I have it installed in a Antec 1380 SFF and it fits (a bit tightly, but hey it fits). On my particular motherboard, GIGABYTE GA-MA78GPM-DS2H, it fits without taking over any memory slots!! Keeps my Phenom 9950 under 45 C at FULL load.
  • Cons: Not as quiet as other Zalmans, although to be fair, I connected directly to the MB and not to the included fan speed adjustment thingy...
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Overall 8
8.0

Cools E8400 very well

Anonymous, Newegg
11 May 2008
  • Summary: I got this because the stock e8400 fan/heatsink was tiny and kinda loud, plus I hate installing those push pin coolers. I was also considering the 9700 but came to the conclusion that it was just too much for this cpu. The 8000 is a good compromise.
  • Pros: Easy installation. Much better than push pin on stock cooler. Lowered my load temps 10C over stock cooler. Fit perfectly on the Gigabyte EP35-DS4 motherboard. Does not block memory slots. Very quiet fan. I can hardly hear it at the full 2600 rpm. My case fans are way louder than this thing.
  • Cons: None, espically considering I got a refurbished one of these for less than half price on e**y. Sorry Newegg, however I did buy the Gigabyte EP35-DS4, e8400, 8800GTS, HDD, Memory, and case from you.
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Overall 8
8.0

Low Profile

Rich G., Newegg
4 May 2008
  • Pros: Fits, I have a LianLi PCG50B Case with a P5K Premium and a PC power and cooling 850turbo SSI P/S. This case is unorthodox in how the P/S is over where the cpu is. Only 2.75 inches clearance. Works well with my overclocked X3210@3.6ghz. Thats a 70% overclock and the Zalman keeps it cool. I also ha...
  • Cons: Nopn really, usual good Zalman product
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