Pros: This is probably the best heatsink you can buy. I can overclock my p4 to 3.2 with this easily running at about 30C under full load with dual primes going. The secret is to get skilled with your thermal paste for the people having high temps. I go about 1 or 2 grains of uncooked rice before spread...
Cons: its heavy but not really as bad as it seems. If you replace the plastic brackets with metal ones you won't have any damage from moving it with it on. Most commonly the reason people get damage from heavy heatsinks is the plastic brackets break when you move them. this wont fit with the metal brac...
Summary: They complained the weight of this unit could damage the motherboard if the computer was jostled. Are you kidding? The leverage of new high profile units is far more likely to break a socket or board.
Pros: 51 degees farenheit idle with X3460. Not withstanding that, this HSF is incontrovertably the best there is and ever was. Anyone with an eye for the obvious and with a basic knowledge of physics will likely agree.
Pros: I was using stock HSF on E8500 C2D. Stock Temps were as follows: Idle-36C/36C Load-78C/76C. With the new HSF as follows: Idle-36C/36C Load-50C/48C. Huge difference. I would definitely recommend this product. I was very impressed.
Summary: I read some reviews saying that install was difficult and that the manual provides no guidance. Don't be fooled. I received a manual and it had basic, though perfectly thorough, instructions on install. Also, make sure you plug it in and then install unless your power jack is away from the CPU.
Pros: Well, it works just as advertised. Check out some of the different tech sites to see what the actual cooling specs are. But, on my build, it's on an old P4 3.0 HT oc'd to 3.6. With the stock cooler that came with my old celeron, it was idling at 65C and under regular use seeing the sunny side of ...
Cons: Not really a con if you think about it, but the picture just don't do it justice. It's f'in HUGE!!!. So make sure your case can accomodate it because it sticks off, from center of the processor, about 2" to 2.5". But, duh, it is a 120mm fan so just be prepared.
Summary: This is the simplest, best, and highest quality sink and fan you can imagine. Become proficient with thermal paste. Another contributor put it well: wipe off residue until you have an even translucent film of paste and so you can at least read the CPU markings through it all. That's a big secret.
Pros: Yes, There Is An Adapter. And for the 1156 socket as well. Check Zalman's site.
Cons: I would like to know how to eliminate the red LED. I would like to see blue and green choices.
Summary: Excellent workmanship and elegant, commonsense engineering.
Pros: They speak for themselves. I shall, at least. This is the most effective CPU fan and heatsink ever made for 775 and 478 sockets. AMD, too. The workmanship is apparently hand attributed. It's that good. The rheostat is an excellent tool to perfect RPM and noise ratio.
Cons: My head is in my hands. Where oh where may I find this, or an adapter, for 1366 the socket?