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Zalman CNPS9700NT
5.2 out of 10

Zalman CNPS9700NT

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Overall 4
4.0

Not sure what to make of this.

Jacob B., Newegg
8 March 2015
  • Summary: This is my first build, so I started off with a lot of questions, but now I am dead in the water. This set up wouldn't bother me so much, except the company seems very difficult to get a hold of, and after searching the internet for quite some time, nobody seems to have the set up I received in the...
  • Pros: Nice looking fan, blades spin freely, looks like it would be very effective.
  • Cons: Unit arrived without a backing plate. There are four independent nuts that sit on the back of the motherboard, and this does match the instructions, but it seems lacking for such a heavy set up. There was also no screwing the fan down, just one latch that fastens over the top, leaving the entire ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Noisey but good looking

Neil M., Newegg
23 January 2015
  • Summary: I understand there is a way to modify the 3 pin MB connector via a transistor, a couple of resistors and a new 4 pin connector to get back my PWM.
  • Pros: Arrived promptly and installed easily once I found my tube of Arctic Silver. It does come with a container of heat transfer compound (ZM-STG1) but the brush (good idea) was too short to make any contact with what was left in the container. I have to assume it dried up while on the shelf.
  • Cons: Instructions not great on detail. The Fan RPM Control with Fan Mate 2 is waste of time and money. I ended up removing it as it was just too noisey at all but one setting. I ended up plugging the fan into the CPU2 socket and letting the BIOS control the fan. So far so good Zalman should have a PWM...
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Overall 4
4.0

Pain in the a@# to install

Joseph T., Newegg
6 December 2014
  • Summary: Any others having this same problem, would appreciate some feedback. At the moment I've installed the fan that came with the 4790k, basic but installed in seconds and I'm sure will work temporarily until I can figure out what to do.
  • Pros: ratings, reviews, looks great
  • Cons: At the moment, having difficulty installing this unit into my ASUS Maximus Formula VII/4790k. Thermal paste bottle appeared to be just about empty. No backplate for additional support included. Top bracket fits with no problem, however, the bracket that adheres the fan to the top bracket just suc...
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Overall 4
4.0

My computer has never been louder

Benjamin W., Newegg
1 November 2014
  • Pros: Really good at cooling my CPU It looks pretty cool.
  • Cons: The install manual was not very clear on the air flow direction. I don't know if I got a defective part but this is by far the loudest fan in my computer.
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Overall 4
4.0

Zalman fan here, should have read the description... :(

Nicholas W., Newegg
29 December 2013
  • Summary: Ultimately, the fan isn't bad, it's just an old design. Needs 4 pin PWM motor control, more heatpipes, and better thermal paste. If you are building for an older system, this is an excellent product with great build quality.
  • Pros: Very pretty and Zalman is a solid company. Fairly easy to install, with good washers to protect the motherboard. Great polish. Excellent price.
  • Cons: This is mostly my fault for not reading the description. Zalman is my favorite brand of cooling products and after being burned by a Cooler Master that was too noisy, I came back to Zalman. Unfortunately, it's not 2010 anymore, and much of the old design of this heatsink burned me. First, I have ...
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Overall 4
4.0

Poorly manufactured product

Derek R., Newegg
24 July 2013
  • Summary: I e-mailed customer service regarding the fan hitting the heatsink. I haven't heard back from them in 2 weeks. I also did some searching on the internet and this seemed to be a bit of a problem with these coolers.
  • Pros: It keeps my i7 3770K @ 3.5GHz a maximum of 5 degrees above room temperature, even while running multiple processes and a maxed out game. I can't complain with the quality of cooling. I may overclock the CPU in the future; I am quite curious to see how well it cools with an overclocked CPU. The li...
  • Cons: Now the bad things. First of all, the cooler does not have a firm fit over the CPU. It slides around a little bit -- I do not think this has an effect on how well it cools, but I would prefer not to have moving parts in my machine. Second, I had an issue where whenever the machine was slightly bu...
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Overall 4
4.0

Dead after 1 month

John B., Newegg
1 July 2013
  • Summary: Troubleshooing process: plugged in another fan to the motherboard and it worked. I've owned and recommended Zalmans in the past. I guess these new Zalmans aren't what they used to be.
  • Pros: Works really well and easy to install. I really dont' see how people are cutting their fingers on this.
  • Cons: CPU fan error... died after a month of use. Power is still on the device as the LED is still working.
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Overall 4
4.0

LOUD

William H., Newegg
13 November 2011
  • Pros: Works well. Temps hold at around 49 C at load
  • Cons: Very loud. Mine worked fine for about a year, then it got much louder. I can't tell what's wrong exactly, but if I exert light pressure on the fan while it's in use the noise goes away. It's as though the fan has become loose ever so slightly, and it makes a loud rattling noise despite the fact t...
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Overall 4
4.0

Good Heat - Inaccurate Descriptions

Charles S., Newegg
6 April 2011
  • Pros: Well built heatsink, does a much better job of cooling a Q9550 CPU than the stock Intel HSF
  • Cons: One of the reasons I ordered this paticular HSF solution is the use of a backplate to add stability when mounting. There was no backplate included. Also the "installation manual" details the LGA775 being mounted without a backplate, while the "users manual" clearly shows one being used. There's n...
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Yandex
16 October 2013
  • Pros: Точка соприкосновения с процессором отшлифована до зеркального блеска
  • Cons: Крайне неудачная конструкция ребер. В точке их почти полного смыкания к центру окружности постоянно накапливается пыль, не способная пройти в столь малые промежутки. К тому же примерно в этом месте проходят трубки, которые лишь усугубляют затор. В итоге образуется "валенок", который невозможно вы...
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