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Zalman CNPS9900 MAX
7.3 out of 10

Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

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Reviews and Problems with Zalman CNPS9900 MAX

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Overall 8
8.0

Rage inducing install

Daniel T., Newegg
1 week ago
  • Summary: The best way to install this cooler is to uninstall the motherboard out of its case and use the short end of the allen wrench perpendicularly to the board. it also helps to have clamps or a friend to keep everything in place.
  • Pros: Super quiet. LED fan looks great in see through and windowed cases. Plenty of surface area to dissipate heat. comes with a ton of thermal compound. prevents that annoying cpu fan rev up when booting.
  • Cons: The thing is all but impossible to install correctly if the motherboard is already inside a case. getting it on this way without breaking the delicate thermal grease seal is like nailing warm jello to a tree. the manual instructs that the allen wrench be angled using the rounded end to screw the ...
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Overall 10
10

Meets Zalman Quality Standards

Kirk L., Newegg
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: If I have some advise to offer after installing this cooler its this, insert the mounting pegs before sliding on the plastic cap over the peg. When secured on a LGA 1150 board, the mounting screw will be flush with the mounting peg (make sure your using the correct screw as there are 3 varieties...
  • Pros: *Large surface area keeps processor cool without overworking the fan. *CPU runs at least 20 degrees centigrade cooler than the stock heat-sink. Zalman coolers are among the best air cooled solutions out there, this product does live up to the cooling standard.
  • Cons: *Instructions are a bit confusing; it should go without saying, but take your time installing and don't force the cooler onto the CPU. *Nickle plating, though ascetically pleasing, offers no benefit compared with the pure copper alternative.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Colin G., Newegg
28 April 2015
  • Summary: Another thought on the installation process, in addition to what I wrote a page or two back. It might be obvious to most, but just in case this fan CAN be installed backwards. The manual doesn't do a very good job distinguishing this, again in my opinion, and I only knew of this because of an...
  • Pros: I did a review at the tail end of 2014, November time frame I believe, and I wanted to give an update as to my experience with this product now that I've had time to properly assess it's capabilities. Firstly, temperatures remain very satisfactory with an average of 30C at idle and barely topping...
  • Cons: The fan has become louder over the past few months, to the point where it's fairly obvious when it's speeding up to combat an increase in heat. That said, I expect a fan to make noise and frankly am comforted to know that it's spinning at high RPMs in order to keep my stuff cool. But, even I have...
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Overall 10
10

Seriously Cool

Michael W., Newegg
24 April 2015
  • Summary: Definitely worth your money.
  • Pros: Extremely Cool Looking Easy to Install Performs well
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Working great for 3+ years now

Philip C., Newegg
24 April 2015
  • Summary: Not cheap but worth the price. It is quite large so it won't fit all cases. Make sure you put it on the right orientation so you don't have to remove it and put it back on in reverse (I believe the air blows from the side with the power cable to the side without the cable)!
  • Pros: Works well in keeping my CPU cool under heavy and/or continous use. It's been over 3 years now since I installed it and it's still going strong with no problems, no fan issues/noise problems, or other issues. Looks cool with a nice blue light.
  • Cons: None. Installation was a bit of a pain due to the use of allen/hex screws that are smooth on the sides of the heads, making it hard to grip to turn (because it's easier to install by turning by hand at least until initially). One tip is to bend/push down the "arms" that attach to the screws so th...
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Overall 10
10

awesome cooler!

Anonymous, Newegg
17 April 2015
  • Pros: I got this over 2 years ago and no problems except the fan recently started rattling. I contacted customer service and got a replacement fan in the post in under a week for less than 10usd.
  • Cons: I wouldn't even consider the fan an issue because the gf has two cats and the hair gets everywhere even inside the computer with a filter on intake -.-
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Overall 10
10

** Look No Further! **

Todd S., Newegg
10 April 2015
  • Summary: Installed in Rosewill Blackhawk (not Ultra) case without any problems and has plenty of clearance for the side panel fan. and does not block any RAM or PCI-E slots. CPU fan exhausts to rear of the case.
  • Pros: Quiet! Installed on an ASUS Crosshair V Formula cooling a FX-8350 overclocked to 4.4Ghz with stock voltage. The fan is spinning at 1500rpm and you can barely hear it. Encoding Blu-ray 1080p x264 video the core temp hasn't gone over 49c which is about 14-15 degrees cooler than the CNPS-9500A that ...
  • Cons: The installation is not easy and the directions are a little lacking. The nuts that the bolts screw into that mount the cooler have to fit inside the backplate mounting bracket and THEN the clips fit over them. If you do not do this the screws will be way too short. I see lots of 1 star reviews c...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good air flow, hard to install.

Joshua D., Newegg
4 April 2015
  • Summary: The quality of this heatsink is awesome. It works as amazing as it looks and Im overall happy with it. The downside I had with it was despite following the instructions to a T (and installing outside the case) it was a ***** to screw in.
  • Pros: *Quality product *Great cooling *Super silent even without 'quite mode' cord
  • Cons: *Heavy *Super hard to install on a Asus Hero VII 1150 socket
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Overall 10
10

excellent shipping speed

Justin Haghbin, Amazon
15 March 2015
Overall 10
10

Reliable, performs

Lee C., Newegg
5 March 2015
  • Summary: Going water on my new build, but if that doesn't please, ordering another one of these. The first is staying with the original build, going to a friend.
  • Pros: When properly installed, with a good seat and the right paste, this thing does silently what many can't do while making a racket. It's been on my Phenom II x4 955 BE @4.0ghz for five years, going on six. That chip stocks at 3.2, had to bump the volts and it still handles the heat. idles at 32C, n...
  • Cons: It's large, bit heavy, so make sure everything is secured before tipping tower upright. Um, gets dusty? Hard to find cons, it's got one job: cool the cpu. It does it brilliantly.
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