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Zalman CNPS9500 LED
5.0 out of 10

Zalman CNPS9500 LED

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

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Reviews and Problems with Zalman CNPS9500 LED

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Overall 8
8.0

Good and Quiet

Adam G., Newegg
4 December 2015
  • Pros: Keeps my CPU nice and cool, it's also very quiet.
  • Cons: The installation wasn't hard it was just annoying, honestly I never had a more annoying heat sink installation than this. The fact someone saw that and said it was good is crazy.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not the best but good at what it's supposed to do.

Stitch, Amazon
1 July 2015
  • Summary: I ordered this because I wanted a quieter CPU cooler. I had the old gen 1 V8 cooler by CoolerMaster. This did a good job but my new case could not accommodate it. Let's cut to the chase then shall we.
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Overall 8
8.0

great at cooling headache to install on an 1150

Henry I., Newegg
6 January 2015
  • Summary: Dear Zalman reps: please provide a better mount in your next design.
  • Pros: It fulfills its primary purpose of cooling my cpu very well.
  • Cons: Will not fit on an 1150 socket with screws provided. Impossible to mount the clip for the cooler onto the bracket with the 3x6mm screws. I went to the hardware store and got a couple 3x10mm screws and I was able to install it.
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Overall 8
8.0

it looks like it's keeping my new Intel CPU about 15 °C ...

Arkimedes, Amazon
15 December 2014
  • Summary: Just installed this on my system, and when benchmarked, it looks like it's keeping my new Intel CPU about 15 °C cooler than the heatsink/fan that came with it. It's also a lot quieter when it kicks into high gear.
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Overall 8
8.0

Love the look, install is tricky

JEREMY S., Newegg
9 December 2014
  • Summary: I have owned several Zalman heatsinks over the years. I also have a few aftermarket coolers from other brands Given what you're paying for a nice looking aftermarket heatsink, this installation should have been easier.
  • Pros: Large copper heatsink looks nice Effective cooling Quiet
  • Cons: Compared to the install of the standard Intel heatsink, this Zalman install was difficult. I had a retail Intel heatsink installed on my G3258 which I decided to upgrade. I removed the existing Intel heatsink and processor in about 2 minutes. I then installed my new processor in about another min...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good fan, could need some more quality assurance

Tyler B., Newegg
21 November 2014
  • Pros: The little time I had it was awesome, went from a stock cooler where Overclock temps were around 60C to this, which brought the Overclock temp down to around 25C when combined with Arctic Carbon MX-2.
  • Cons: The fan rattled *a lot* so I removed the heat sink. Right after I removed it a screw fell out of the back of the bracket attaching the fan and motor to the heat sink. I looked through the central hole and saw that the screw mount had somehow been stripped out. this is probably a one in a million ...
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Overall 8
8.0

excellent heatsink fan

Yilun D., Newegg
2 November 2014
  • Summary: I definitely recommend this product, as it provides excellent cooling temperature and air flow. Just make sure that after installing on your mobo, it will not hinder other hardware placement (e.g. RAM slots). Luckily, this was not the case for me, but it came close to the DIMM slots.
  • Pros: I have i7-4790K CPU and the CNPS9500 AT provides excellent cooling. Running at 4.0 GHz stock speed, idle temperature is generally at 20-23 degrees, and 100% cpu load on 8 threads generates no more than 58 degrees.
  • Cons: The installation is not the easiest compared to couple of other HSF I've used in the past (e.g. Cooler Master Evo). You must have access to the back of the mobo in order to insert 4 of the nuts for the socket mount to be installed on from the front side. The S clip which lies on the CPU will need...
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Overall 8
8.0

works good

Osiris, Amazon
16 August 2014
  • Summary: Item arrived quickly and not quite as described but because of incorrect factory specifications....alittle bigger than i though (think softball)....works good though
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice affordable cooler

Rebecca S., Newegg
11 July 2014
  • Summary: Have since moved on to a Corsair H100i but this is still a very nice cooler.
  • Pros: Cools very well and was able to reach 4.7Ghz stable on my i5 2500k at 1.38v running around 75c. Not bad but better than expected for a relatively cheap air cooler.
  • Cons: When the fan ramps up, it REALLY ramps up. Fan can get pretty loud at 100% and even around 80%. Knocked an egg off just for the annoyance.
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Overall 8
8.0

AMD 3+

Cell Out, Amazon
23 June 2014
  • Summary: I am going to list what I have first before I start the review. I've noticed this fan has reviews from 2007 and they are not really useful 7 years later. It gets confusing cause your not sure if it goes with todays tech.
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