Summary: The included tube of thermal grease isn't terrible, but I recommend using something better especially with this beast of a heat sink.
Pros: It keeps my "Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz" CPU at a cool 38* C while idling. I don't have a video card yet so I am using the CPU's GPU. When I play MineCraft this cooler keeps my CPU at 46*C constant. The thermal grease that I used was AS Ciramique.
Cons: The instruction booklet that comes with the device is the bare minimum. I think it could have been a little more descriptive, but not that bad either.
Pros: A lot of people are leaving reviews, mentioning difficulty to install. I've done about 12 builds with this product and have pretty much got it to a science:
Cons: Well, I guess the copper fins are a bit of a hazard. When setting the MoBo in the case, it is extremely tempting to grab it by the heatsink. Don't do this! You could get a cut or damage the heatsink, or MoBo socket.
Summary: My CPU was idling at 45C before I installed this fan, now it idles at 35C. When I ran CPU intensive programs before I installed it, MY CPU would shoot up to well over 60C. Now I can't get to go above 56C. Even though it was a difficult install (perhaps it would have been easier on a new build), it was well worth it.
Summary: I finally got a chance to install my Zalman cooler on my hot new E6750. First does it cool. Excellently so far. I haven't seen how far I can push/OC this setup as its brand new to me. But more than happy with the cooling & air it pushed through the system. ----------------------------------------------------------- It marries up nicely with the Antec 900 in where its all about airflow. --I remember when this thing came out.
Pros: =Copper copper & more copper. =Original Design =Led Style -3 pin plug not working with CPU (4-Pin)
Cons: -Don't like the way it can be moved around....fixed that. -Last attachment for Intel 775 is Weak link. -Can't choose color of LED -Price is still high -Beyond Intel's MOBO weight specs
Summary: The solution? USE a glove (I used a thinner variation of a winter shoveling glove)!! You only need one glove to hold the fan from the top and cover the copper fins from cutting you while you screw (incase you slip up, which you probably will... You need to apply quite a lot of force, it's tricky.) I'm a noob, and if i can do it, ANYONE can.
Pros: This thing is amazing. It dropped my CPU temps from 70C(stock HSF) to 24C!!! (Although the reapplication of arctic silver 5 probably also helped). It is quite intimidating but the end result is definitely worth it. I have a P182 Antec Case and MSI 650sli mobos. I highly recommend it.
Cons: I was quite intimidated to be honest when I first read the reviews. Mostly the part about it DRAWING blood. I could definitely see how this would cut you... Especially the last part where you have to mount the clip to the bracket...
Summary: I was having CPU cooling issues on my P4 Prescott, so I popped off the ineffective Vantec Aeroflow 2 heatsink/fan and dropped in this large badboy - had to remove my power supply to get to the mounting screws, but it went on in 5 to 10 min altogether. Also had to tie-wrap some cables away from the fan (especially the CPU fan cable). What a difference! Note: I have not overclocked this CPU.
Pros: Lightweight, fits my P4 3ghz socket 478, dramatic difference in CPU temps
Cons: None so far; odd that it has a manual speed control, but no biggie.
Pros: I was installing on a ECS 945P-A (v1.1) MOBO with a Pentium D 2.8 GHz chip. Bios uses the PMW fan speed control running "SpeedFan". This fan is extremely easy to install PROVIDED you can remove the motherboard from the computer to install the LG775 Chip Mounting Bracket on the backside of the MOBO. Fan works like a charm! I had been running at 250+F on the CPU and right away went down to the 140F range during peak. I love the PMW fan speed control built into this fan!...
Cons: NONE! Those who had problems installing this referring to the screws are not paying attention to the installation instructions. See other thoughts.