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Zalman CNPS9700NT
5.2 out of 10

Zalman CNPS9700NT

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Overall 8
8.0

looks solid

FLORIN C., Newegg
7 January 2016
  • Summary: Actually a Question IF anyone can answer I want to install it in a LGA 1151 with a i5 6600k I wonder if that would work .Product box says compatible with LGA 1156 and 1155 but Zalman.com pdf says 1151 also ...?Opinions?/
  • Pros: Copper fins maybe better than aluminum
  • Cons: none yet
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Overall 8
8.0

UPDATE of 3/19/10 review, still a good cooler

William B., Newegg
10 November 2015
  • Summary: Somewhat noisy at full throttle, but not too much. It also fits in the CoolerMaster RC-690 case. (Haven't tested it with a second side-panel fan.) A horizontal mount with a vertical clamp system isn't exactly intuitive, but it is covered in the paperwork that comes with it.
  • Pros: Keeps your CPU cool and comes with hardware for about 2-3 different types f socket installs. It has blues LEDs for those who are using blue fans and cooler lights in their cases. UPDATE: It is still going strong after almost 6 years of use,
  • Cons: I previously had none. UPDATE: keeping this thing dust free. To clean it can be a bit of a chore due to the way the fan is mounted. You need to practically pull the fan to dust it well. The problem with that is getting at the screws to remove the fan as you can't get at them straight on.
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Overall 8
8.0

Performance Great, Installation Hazardous

Michael P., Newegg
3 August 2015
  • Summary: This fan has an external dimmer switch to control its speed rather than having the 4th pin for motherboard RPM control. You'd think it would be cheaper to include that 4th pin rather than making an external switch. I don't like having to crank up the fan every time I play a game.
  • Pros: The stock cooler on my AMD FX 8350 8 core CPU kept breaking the 70 degree C marker on idle due to proximity to a large, hot video card. This cooler keeps the temp at 45 degrees C on full load and idles around 36. Huge improvement
  • Cons: The copper is very sharp and I cut my hands in 3 places during install. The CPU fan connector and a couple other connections are under it, requiring that you touch these fins and risk injury. The retaining bracket is tricky making this a high learning curve install, but it's not hard once you do ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Easy to Install

Gerard L., Newegg
17 December 2014
  • Summary: good product but you need to improve the instructions.
  • Pros: Great cooling fins, normally I do water cooling but for my less techy friend this is a great solution.
  • Cons: Should make it clear that in the mode when you have to put the clip at right angles that you pass it through two and three pipes on opposite sides.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great cooler

Anonymous, Newegg
27 February 2014
  • Summary: Great product all in all.
  • Pros: Great build quality, easy assembly, and most of all keeps cpu cool.
  • Cons: Of course it is a bit large, make sure you have room, The fit on AMD's isn't as taught as I'd prefer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Almost perfect

Trenton A., Newegg
6 January 2014
  • Summary: I don't get why they changed the fan pins from the older models or why it no longer attaches to the clip in 4 places instead of 2. Other than that, it works and it's a good sink/fan combo.
  • Pros: High speed, high quality fan on a great heat sink. More than enough cooling power for my i7. I run it on the lowest setting and my temps never get above 60c.
  • Cons: Lack of 4th pin on motherboard connector so the bios cannot control the fan speeds. My older Zalman had that. What gives? Had to install the annoying external fan rheostat to keep the fan running on low. Mounting bracket is a bit flimsy for the i7. Since it only attaches to the clamp in 2 places,...
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Overall 8
8.0

BEWARE OF FAN CONTROLLER

Liam G., Newegg
4 October 2013
  • Summary: Over all a solid cooler, they should remove the fan controller if not manufacture one that won't break and end up frying your CPU
  • Pros: Good at cooling, gets the job done
  • Cons: They fan controller that it comes with is a cheap piece of ****. I noticed earlier today that my CPU fan wasn't on, I felt the heat sink and it was very hot, It turns out the fan controller had broken and turned my CPU fan off, I'm lucky it caught my eye when it did or my CPU could have been frie...
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing Cooling Product

James A., Newegg
6 July 2013
  • Pros: This cooler gives me amazing numbers on my rig. I have an i5 2570k ivybridge 3.4ghz processor on the P877Z Asus mobo. With the stock cooler that came with my CPU I was starting to get some high temps while gaming. CPU was hitting 70-80 degrees. Now while running games I go to no more than 40 with...
  • Cons: The only reasons I took off 1 egg for this product are that it has a bit of an annoying installation, though not at all impossible, and while on high spin the cooler may get semi-loud though nothing unbearable.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very Cool

jennifer H., Newegg
12 April 2013
  • Pros: Keeps my CPU at least 20C below the stock on full load.
  • Cons: I left off 1 egg because of the manual speed control. They should at least give you the option between 3 or 4 pin connectors. Also its very hard to clean when it gets dusty but thats just because of the way the fins are.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excelent CPU Cooler!

Anthony K., Newegg
12 December 2011
  • Pros: Efficient cooling, Very effective if installed correctly. All needed hardware provided for AMD and Intel CPUs. I didn't use the included thermal grease, but the bottle they included seemed decent. Instead, I used the same brand I have used on all of my builds. This cooler is a larger than the one...
  • Cons: The bracket lock was very tight! I had to bend it to release some of the pressure to avoid breaking the plastic mount on my mobo. The bracket laid flush on the CPU without the cooler in place. It needs to have a lil more than 1/8 inch tolerance to fasten more easily.
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