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Zalman CNPS9500-AM2

Compatible with AMD Opteron, Athlon 64 x2 Dual-Core, Athlon 64 Read more

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Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 Cooler

13 January 2007

Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 CPU cooler

4 October 2006
  • Summary: The Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 is the most beautifully designed heatsink and fan CPU cooler, the shape and design is very much functional. The flower type design makes a good air tunnel allowing the fan to draw air from the front passing over the fins and out through the back and the hot air will in turn be drawn out of the system via the system chasis fan (see image below).
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Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 Bling

22 September 2006
  • Summary: We tested this cooler when clocked at stock speeds and when overclocking our CPU.  We ran the fan at its lowest setting and on the maximum setting on the Zalman CNPS9500 AM2.  The stock cooler was plugged into the motherboard and ran on high speed during the tests.  The results below show what the stock cooler can do at its best, and compare the Zalman cooler at both low and high speeds.
  • Pros: Excellent performance and low noise., Very nice finish., FANMATE2 allows control of fan speed., No motherboard removal required.
  • Cons: FANMATE2 controller introduces more wires to your case., Restricted to AMD CPUs.
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Overall 9

Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 Review

19 September 2006
  • Conclusion: Zalman keeps up with current power hungry CPUs by changing its CPU cooler design once again. Its 3 heatpipes, a first for Zalman CPU coolers, successfully remove heat from even the most overclocked CPU. The all-copper design was passed down from previous models. The smooth polished base is a rare sight among coolers, so that is another plus, and shows the quality of the product. Zalman also lives up to its CNPS name.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

23 May 2006
  • Summary: The CNPS9500 AM2 heatsink is identical in materials and size to previous CNPS9500-series heatsinks, but since this cooler is being launched in conjunction with the nVidia nForce 500-series chipset and socket AM2 Athlon64, it has received a few special touches.
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Overall 8

Zalman CNPS9500 AM2

PC Authority
22 November 2006
  • Summary: Peace and quiet doesn't always have to mean a case-dwarfing monstrosity of a HSF.
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Zalman CNPS 9500 AM2

11 February 2007

强强联手,ZALMAN CNPS9500AM2测试报告

7 February 2007
  • Conclusion: 我们专门搭建了一个AM2的平台来测试CNPS9500AM2,下面是测试平台的硬件与软件情况。 对于CPU的设定,我们分别选用了默认频率与超频状态下使用EVEREST记录CPU温度的方法,对于可以调速的CNPS9500AM2分别记录了在静音模式下及低噪音模式下的CPU温度,AMD盒装散热器与ZALMAN CNPS9500AM2散热器的对比内容包括CPU的核心电压、BIOS下的CPU温度、风扇转速、进入系统后待机时的CPU温度、运行SP2004时CPU的温度等,具体情况见下面的说明,测试时室温控制在24.1℃。   1、默认频率,CPU的主频为200MHz×10,核心电压在BIOS中设定为AUTO,风扇转速设定为全速,在BIOS状态下二十分钟后分别记录CPU温度,风扇转速   2、默认频率,CPU的主频为200MHz×10,核心电压在BIOS中设定为AUTO,风扇转速设定为全速,进入系统待机状态下三十分钟分别记录CPU温度,风扇转速...
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Zalman CNPS 9500 AM2

7 February 2007
  • Conclusion: Der Zalman CNSP 9500 AM2 weiß eindeutig zu überzeugen. Sofort fällt sein sehr schickes Design und die sehr gute Verarbeitung auf. Auch bei der Leistung zeigt der sich Zalman keine blöße und kühlt unseren Testprozessor auf sehr gute Werte. Zusätzlich lässt sich der Zalman im Vergleich zu vielen anderen Lüftern sehr leicht installieren.
  • Pros: Design, Freie Montierbarkeit in vier Richtungen, Einfache Installation, Gute Kühlleistung
  • Cons: Sehr laut im Normalmodus
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