Summary: this is a heat pipe fan based cooler. so in theory it should work very well. In the past I have installed these on am3 and intel 1155 boards without issue or incident. However I have a board from 2009 an 1156 intel board and the clips just would not secure to the board. In the end I gave up returned it and went with a water cooling option. normally I would give 5 stars im deducting 1 because I had trouble.
Summary: This is a HUGE cooler--but no problems with it fitting in an Antec 900 Mid Tower Case. it does require swapping out the back plate on the Motherboard. I recommend recruiting some help to hold the cooler in place when you are attaching it to the CPU--I managed on my own, but would have very much liked to have had an extra set of hands.
Summary: This heat sync works great and is fairly quiet, but installation is quite frustrating. My motherboard is literally flexing just to get the small screws they provide to thread in enough to maintain contact with the cpu. Pros: -High performance *Keeps my AMD FX-9370 around 80-110 degrees when under heavy load -Blue led fan -Compatible with AMD or Intel processors. -This came with high performance thermal paste.
Summary: I use this CPU cooler on all my desktop systems. The machines vary in assignments from general purpose machines to programming stations to gaming rigs. I am not a fanatical overclocker, but I still like to keep my processors cool. I presently run mostly AMD 8350's. They get high marks in cooling. My fastest machine rarely exceeds 35 - 36 degrees centigrade. The only reason I dock it one star is for it's wonkey CPU bracket.
Summary: This cooling fan has been quite effective. I am running an i7 CPU, which generally run pretty warm. This fan has kept the temperature down quite a bit even under heavy load. I would definitely recommend this product, but if you aren't very comfortable disassembling and reassembling your desktop computer I would suggest that you have a professional make the installation.
Summary: Contrary to certain posts this fan is compatable with an 1156 mb. I have an i5 cpu with a Intel Core i7/i5 LGA1156 4DDR3-2200 CrossFireX/GBE/Raid/SATA3/USB3.0/7.1-CH ATX Motherboard GA-P55A-UD3 motherboard and this cpu fan is compatable. The fan itself is very large so make sure you have a big enough case to house it. My case, a NZXT M59 Classic Series ATX Mid Tower interior chassis CS-NT-M59, is just big enough with the top and rear fan in place.
Summary: It's a great cooler. Keeps my CPU at around 35C. I just had a slight challenge with installation. I had to buy a separate base from Zalman. The base provided did not fit the EVGA motherboard well because one of the capacitors on board was going to be squashed by the base, if forced. I therefore filed it before insertion. It's working great so far.
Summary: I am running a core i7 940 and was previously using the Intel stock cooler. Performance: I have the fan set to be controlled by the motherboard. When kicking off something like prime 95 you will instantly hear the fan kick up. At normal speeds the fan is pretty silent though. I also do not hear the fan spin up when playing games so the noise of the fan at full throttle doesn't really bother me since I rarely do anything except video encoding that would kick the fan up...