Inconvienient and difficult to install and Bad/Cheap designed latching clip
J. A. Torres, Amazon
5 July 2011
Summary: It would of been 5 stars had the installation been a lot easier. First off I have a Matx htpc and the case which has only one panel that comes off so to have to disassemble and remove the mainboard just to install a fan is ridiculous. Also if your setup is tight on space like mine was this becomes problematic to install to say the least because while the fan is low profile it wide as hell!
Summary: My Athlon 64 X2 runs around 5-7 degrees cooler than with the stock unit, but more importantly, this thing is dead silent. Sure, if I put my ear right next to the case, I can hear it, but I can also hear the nearly silent case fans as well. This cooler is a bargain at the price and works well in my low-profile case.
Summary: I am using these Zalman heatsinks with an Intel Pentium E2160 / 1.8 GHz (800 MHz) in a motherboard , with a passive Nesteq PSU. So the only thing moving air in the casing is this Zalman. The heatsink is big, and takes up quite a space in the casing - watch for the placement of RAM and other components around the CPU. I use Gigabyte-s EasyTune6 utility to run the ventilator at a slower speed.
Summary: This was a life saver for me. I had just finished my HTPC build and fired it up hoping to impress the wife. The stock HSF on my AMD Phenom II X6 was screaming under load. Totally unacceptable, went back to researching how to fix this issue made harder due to the low profile case (Silverstone GD05)and the Gigabyte mini-atx mobo. There are limited HSF's available for this configuration. I finally settled on this one and I am glad I did.
Summary: I put it in a 2U server...that was screaming with a stock heat sink. With this product it is much...much quieter. But the temp went up 3 degrees. Is it worth the three degrees to you? For me...most definately!!!! I was going crazy listening to that thing...and it is only a few feet behind me....was going nuts!!!!!!!! Now all I hear are the PSU fans. Nice low hum...ahhhhhhhhh. All in all instalation was a breeze....buy some THERMAL PASTE though..
Summary: Hält meinen E6750 auf 26C° im Idle und auf 48C° im Load. Der einbau war eine einzige Tortour und alleine kaum zu bewältigen hab schon 2 verbaut und hab beide male 45 minuten gebraucht. Mainboard raus Halterung drauf und dann kommt dieser Clip der von einem Chinesen mit ultrakleinen Händen entwickelt wurde. Verarbeitung TOP Kühlleistung TOP.