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Zalman CNPS9500 LED
5.3 out of 10

Zalman CNPS9500 LED

Compatible with Intel’s Dual Core Pentium, Pentium4, and Celer Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Zalman CNPS9500 LED

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Overall 2
2.0

WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER

Wang Y., Newegg
20 February 2015
  • Summary: to: Zalman USA Technical Support <support.usa@zalmanusa.com> date: Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 12:40 PM subject: Re: Defective ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink Hi, As long as I can get my HSF working, I'll be happy. See images.
  • Pros: It SHOULD work, but there is a problem. See below.
  • Cons: I found a defective workmanship on the item that did not allow the screws to fit snugly, causing the HSF not stay on the CPU. I emailed Zalman to: support.usa@zalmanusa.com date: Wed, May 14, 2014 at 9:47 PM subject: Defective ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink Hi, I purchased two...
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

Damien L., Newegg
8 November 2014
  • Summary: Zalman is usually my preferred CPU cooling solution. Of course I realize sooner or later I was going to get a dead one.
  • Pros: Shiny
  • Cons: DOA. Fan was dead.
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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing

Ben A., Newegg
17 June 2014
  • Summary: Buy a Cooler Master 212 - they cool better, are designed better, and are cheaper. Zalman is not worth it, even on sale.
  • Pros: Looks cool.
  • Cons: First, temps were no lower than stock cooler. Second, the design is terrible. A frame screws down into the 4 points around the cpu, then the cooler is locked to the frame by a small metal bridge that only has 2 points. The screws on this 2 point bridge only hang on by the bottom 1mm of their thre...
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Overall 2
2.0

Will NOT work with socket 1366 without buying an additional adapter

Hugh, Amazon
29 April 2014
  • Summary: This product will only work with socket 1366 if you buy the optional CS4A adapter, which Amazon does not sell except through 3rd party vendors. This requirement is not mentioned in the product description, it wasn't until I received the product that I noticed the instructions do not mention 1366.
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Overall 2
2.0

Quality Problem

Amr O., Newegg
1 February 2014
  • Summary: Short screws connecting fan to 1155 adapter lost their threads upon connecting fan to 1155 adapter (all 4 screws-only 2 are needed) . Had to go to Lowes to replace them. This is not a minor issue since it could have happened after installation where fan would separate from processor.
  • Pros: Low Noise Large fans Efficient
  • Cons: Threads of screws
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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid for MSI Z87-G45 Mboard

Bryan M., Newegg
30 December 2013
  • Summary: Bought 2 Corsair H100 (refurbs). VERY NICE! both work great and at $47.99 ea., a fantastic deal.
  • Pros: Looks great, likely a great product when/where it's compatible.
  • Cons: Back plate heat sink bracket does not fit MSI Z87-G45 motherboard! Would not align with the mboard layout. Tried, but short of twisting the board into a taco... it just doesn't work. Frustrated, not sure why they label products compatible with (Intel 1150), when they are not!
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Overall 2
2.0

defective

MICHAEL C., Newegg
20 August 2013
  • Summary: The mounting bracket included would not align with the holes on my LGA 1155, not even close..
  • Pros: it looked like it was better than my stock intel fan
  • Cons: It can not be installed in any way shape or form
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Overall 2
2.0

Easy Installation?

Mathew M., Newegg
20 June 2013
  • Summary: Needless to say i sent this back for a full refund, sadly i can't say that for my Mobo (or even a replacement) because of this thing.
  • Pros: -Seems well constructed -Seems like it would cool well -Decent Price
  • Cons: -Quite certain it was responsible for damaging my mother board. Whoever claimed the installation on this is out of their wits. The V shaped bracket is so poorly designed to crank down the tension on the heatsink that its laughable. To even get the screws inside the holes itself requires more then...
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad experience

whytegold, PriceGrabber
19 February 2006
  • Summary: Put this in and tightened it all the way down, appeared to still be 'loose' fitting. Could never get it any better no matter what I tried. The cooling on this was no better than the copper & aluminum heatsink fan that I got with my Intel 3.0e CPU.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Everything
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Overall 2
2.0

ZALMAN CNPS9500 AT 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

Lesley, pricebat.ca
7 August 2013
  • Excerpt: It appears like Zalman understands how to make a very good thermal conductor. Zalman does not know how to make a fantastic mounting bracket. It relies on a awkward application of force to set up.
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