Conclusion: Whether you share my personal views on Intel's stock cooling solution for LGA 775 CPUs or not, there comes a time when many a user feels the need to upgrade the cooling solution for their processor, be it for overclocking, adding a little 'bling' to their system, or simply to improve cooling over...
Excerpt: Founded in 1999, based in Korea with an American headquarters in California, Zalmanhas been one of the leading companies in the silent PC revolution overthe past 5 years. Focused on creating a more comfortable and userfriendly computing environment, they strive to create the bestperforming, most...
Conclusion: The Zalman CNPS9500-LED provides top-notch cooling performance with absolutely minimal noise. For a next generation CPU cooler, the CNPS9500-LED delivers with an impressive amount of cooling power that trumps the previous generation of CPU coolers.
Pros: Excellent performance, near-silent operation at low fan speeds, compatible with nearly all CPU types, all installation and mounting clips / brackets are included, easy installation on S939 motherboards.
Summary: Zalman has made an
incredible new cooler. The unique design of the heatpipes seems to play a
great advantage to the cooling performance. Traditional heatpipe towers
make use of six heatpipes while the CNPS9500 only uses three.
Pros: Excellent performance, Incredibly silent, Very easy to install, Looks great with blue LEDs, Very smooth and clean base
Cons: Very expensive, No 92mm fan option
Excerpt: Zalman has done it again. Their CNPS9500 LED cooler has it all. It's got performance, easy installation and virtually universal compatibility. With flawless fit and finish, an aggressive stance and a blue LED fan, it also has great looks and would be an excellent upgrade for the stock cooler.
Excerpt: In the past we have reviewed the CNPS9500 LED cpu cooler from Zalman that has superb performance. It had a universal clip so you could mount it on pratically all sockets. Zalman has now released a AT version if this cooler that is specially designed for socket 775 only.
Summary: For comparison purposes, we included the Thermaltake Big Typhoon cooler as well as the Asetek VapoChill Micro Series. The Big Typhoon has 6 heatpipes and a 120mm silent fan. This cooler generally kicks the butt of the Thermalright XP-90, XP-90C, and even the XP-120.
Pros: Medium Weight Cooler (530g), Incredible Performance, Virtually silent at low speed and barely audible over 7v modded system fans at high speed., Socket 478/, 754/939/940 won't likely require motherboard removal., Nifty Design with 3 "figure 8" heatpipes., Fan Mate 2 for custom fan speeds.
Cons: Doesn't come with mounting instructions - must be downloaded., Mounting can require a fair bit of assembly on some platforms.