Summary: As advertised, dropped my temps 11 degrees from stock fan on a AMD phenom II 940. Used an aftermarket masscool cpu fan and had temps over the max of 62 for the processor on full load. Put on the stock fan which maxed out at 62 and as soon as i put the Zalman on, my temp maxed out at 51!!! Extremely happy and would recommend this product to anyone.
Summary: This heatsink is perfect. Just installed on an AM3 board. IMO it's better than the 9500 or 9700. It cools just as well, the fan is just as quiet and the big plus is that it has a smaller footprint which makes installation in all mid-tower cases easy and allows for whatever RAM you wish to be installed. Also, the weight is very low comparable to other higher quality Heatsinks which means less stress on the motherboard.
Excerpt: Keeps CPU quite cool, looks good, only ุ Installation directions not quite clear I located out that Intel recalled the stock heatsink that came with my E8400 Dual Core, and I discovered my CPU was running as hot at 92C with it running CODMW2! Idle temps had been in the 60s :-/So I picked the Zalman based on great evaluations and its copper appear matched the interior of my ASUS P5Q Deluxe mobo really nicely.
Excerpt: The heat sink was little enough to fit into my midtower perfectly. I was working with a stock heat sink for an AMD x2 6400+ 125 watt CPU and that was idling about 41 degrees C. With the newly installed Zalman heat sink + Arctic Silver five my temps dropped to 30 degrees C at idle. 11 degree drop! Impressive. If working with an AMD socket the fan is able to rotate < 180 degrees. Good for perfecting case airflow. Individuals stated it was loud?
Excerpt: Looks, Silent, Preformance... Keeps my program cool Phenom 9850 & Phenom 9950. Depending on case design and style size could be your con. Make confident you check and see if the case you have can help this fan. This is my 5th Zalman fan for CPUs. I have generally they seen them to be the quietest and coolest for CPU usage.
Excerpt: I put this on a Intel Core two Duo 1.8ghz, have it up to two.8ghz no issue the temp at idle is 42-46, under a load 52-56 C, and with stock cooling it was a 50-65 C all the time.uncomplicated to install Fins are a tiny bit sharp but what ever just don't pick it up incorrect ZALMAN IS THE Greatest!
Excerpt: Just updating following additional than 4 months with this cooler. My temps dropped (as anticipated) on my Phenom II 720 on an AM3 board soon after a couple of weeks of operation, and it regularly keeps my CPU in the low 30's Celsius and rarely has to spin up to complete speed except when playing very processor intensive games.I had no challenge installing the clip and it doesn't seem to be coming loose or sliding at all.
Excerpt: Copper! Pleasuring aesthetics. Keeps my e8400 at space temp idle, wether winter or summer with no ac. never goes more than 45c beneath loadin winter! 50c in summer time! only two screws really mount the unit... I know Zalman just wants to be different, but 4 pin pwm capabilities and 4 bolting points are just plain apparent requirements.
Excerpt: Lots of COPPER vague guidelines Zalman cpper CPU coolers are the way to go. This one particular exhausts by way of the case outlet fan, depending on your case you could need to have to alter your wind tunnel