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Zalman-lq310.34138240
8.6 out of 10

Zalman LQ310

Great Deal: $77.99

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Overall 8
8.0

Can Do The Job

Ann D., Newegg
8 January 2015
  • Summary: This is with an AMD 8 core cpu, you may be able to do fine with the single fan if you have a quad core.
  • Pros: Easy to install despite cryptic less than complete documents. Price with rebate is quite good.
  • Cons: Works poorly for a water cooled unit if you run on the single fan, but once we added the 2nd fan it began to work as advertised. 2nd fan brought idle temp down 4 degrees and under high frame rate gaming it made a 20 degree difference!
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
1 January 2015
  • Pros: very easy install lower temps decent price
  • Cons: instructions could be better for AMD
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Overall 8
8.0

Careful with 1150 Sockets

Anonymous, Newegg
7 December 2014
  • Summary: Still getting my build sorted out with drivers and the like, but before doing any overclocking I'm getting CPU temps of 20-25 celcius. Pump noise has been cited as a common problem but I haven't had any issues with that at least so far, I can't hear it at all above my fans. That said my case is a C70, which is a great chassis but isn't exactly the most quiet option out there.
  • Pros: -Been quiet, at least so far. Certainly can't hear it above the fan noise, at least. -Radiator fit on my case without any fuss, looks like there's a good amount of space if I feel like adding in another fan for push-pull
  • Cons: Backplate does not have a configuration for 1150 sockets. It is possible to fit it on, but it requires some considerable finagling and some might not be comfortable with the amount of force required to shape it to fit the sockets.
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Overall 10
10

ZALMAN LQ-310 Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 120MM

Don C., Newegg
4 November 2014
  • Summary: I bought this cooler to see if I wanted to get away from the fan/metal fin coolers. I installed it on an stock AMD 8350 cpu and the singe fan when playing games, has difficulty keeping up. I added a 2nd high volume/low noise fan and now the radiator doesn't get hot. I would have knocked an egg off for this but for most applications the radiator cooler would have been adequate.
  • Pros: Ease of installing, quiet, does what it is designed to do.
  • Cons: fan could be better for cooling the radiator down faster
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Overall 10
10

Radiated and Satiated

Lugene A., Newegg
30 October 2014
  • Summary: After my own stress test I found myself pleased with both the installation process and the performance of this product.
  • Pros: After determining the AMD portion of the directions for my 9590 Processor and Sabretooth motherboard, the install was quick and easy. Make sure not the make the motherboard screws too tight! Started it up, temperatures held steady and so I went to work. Returned 5 hours later to find everything still stable and cool. Went into bios to turn up the overclocking. Ran 2 browsers with 10 tabs each, ran Steam and Origin to run Awesomenauts, SimCity, Battlefield 3, Splinter ...
  • Cons: Radiator screws were a little difficult to screw in through the case. Instructions a little confusing given the differences between Intel and AMD.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor quality. Lousy Customer service

Chris H., Newegg
15 October 2014
  • Pros: Cheep (if rebate was honored), works well (keeps AMD 955 CPU fairly cool).
  • Cons: Noisy. Pump is much nosier than comparable Thermaltake used on another unit. Zalman denied rebate. Poor customer service.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

leroy w., Newegg
29 September 2014
  • Summary: With the low price of this close loop cooler and reliability you cant go wrong its perfect for entry level over clocking & mid level gaming ZALMAN and newegg will see more of my business :)
  • Pros: cheap quality at idle my quad core is 40c under load 65c
  • Cons: needs a extra set of long fine thread screws other than that no problems
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Overall 8
8.0

Works Fine with Intel LGA 1150

Jack D., Newegg
20 September 2014
  • Pros: Advertised specs on this model claimed support for LGA 1150 but instructions only covered 1155, 2011, 1366, and 1156. Evidently the instruction sheet had gone to press before introduction of 1150 so I was a bit concerned with compatibility. Turns out the install process is exactly like 1155 except that the backplate will only fit if it is mounted off-center. Once I got past this, came together just fine. Temps on my OC'ed Intel Pentium G3258 (3.2GHz==>4.2GHz) are belo...
  • Cons: This is my second LQ-310. The first has worked flawlessly for almost 2 years on my main system i7 extreme LGA1366. After installing the second unit, I noticed a distracting low-frequency pulsing sound that was not present on first unit. Eventually took care of problem by moving to closet but knocked off an egg anyway.
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Overall 8
8.0

Taken on Rebate

Michael Z., Newegg
10 September 2014
  • Summary: Also people let me say I don't blame Newegg for this Rebate scam because they have no control of the Rebate Reimbursement but I do hold them accountable if they don't pursue and get rid of all the fake rebates out there
  • Pros: Hi Folks, This product works extremely well , I have a MSI Motherboard 990 and a FX6300 CPU and I am overclocking at 4.0 and the CPU stays between 45 to 55 degrees constantly so overall I rate the product 4 eggs with no difficulty in installing it. Now as for as the Rebate read below the horror story i went through and still not got the rebate which cost newegg 1 egg off of rating due to the fake and fictitious rebate scam !
  • Cons: Well first of all let me say to Zalman and the Readers out there , I have several years behind me on doing rebates almost since Newegg started the rebate program so I am very much aware of signing it and include UPC code from the box as well as a original invoice included so since I got this out of the way let me explain what happened ! I submitted my rebate as usual (invoice-rebate form) and got a email back saying I did not give a proper invoice so again I mailed ou...
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Overall 10
10

PAY ATTENTION BEFORE YOU MAKE A MISTAKE

BARBARA D., Newegg
7 September 2014
  • Pros: Is a decent product for the price!
  • Cons: Pay attention to the rebate! The rebate expires today! Buyer beware, if you order this product you will most likely not receive your rebate!
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