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Zalman Reserator 1 Plus
5.4 out of 10

Zalman Reserator 1 Plus

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Overall 8
8.0

ok

Nicholas C., Newegg
1 April 2007
  • Summary: Was hoping to get better cooling than 120F. will add a inline pump later for better water-flow, ambient room temperature makes a difference at night i see the temps drop to about 116F
  • Pros: Lowered temps for a FX-60 overclocked to 2.9ghz from 160F to 120-130F at full load. Was easy to install only took about a hour.
  • Cons: Only lowered temps for a FX-60 overclocked to 2.9ghz from 160F to 120-130F
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Overall 8
8.0

Coolent

Jon S., Newegg
11 February 2007
  • Pros: Works great if you stay away from the suplied coolant.
  • Cons: Do not use the coolant additive supplied by Zalman. It is much more efficient and less toxic to use distilled water with about 1/4 ounce of ammonia to keep the ph at the proper level about 8.5 (using spa/ pool test strips) to eliminate corrosion. Once at the proper ph and if you used distilled wa...
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Overall 8
8.0

pretty all right

Benjamin N., Newegg
13 November 2006
  • Pros: Lots of fun to install. Plenty of extra hosing. No leaks yet, even after having to move everything to a different motherboard. Looks cool.
  • Cons: Flow meter could be more useful. The bob ought to spin, not just float. If you have to switch the PCI slot your pipes are using after installation, be careful! You could end up spilling coolant/water all over the place when you disconnect the pipes.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good but...

Jean-Marie B., Newegg
4 June 2006
  • Summary: When you connect the processor silicon tubes then put a litle bean of fat on the tube external face, doing that will not twist the tube when you will lock it on the processor cooling device and then leaks will be avoided. I ll get the ZALMAN external FAN that is designed for the reserator ASAP.
  • Pros: Plus the North Bridge Chipset cooler that is not availabe from newegg... Good to cool my FX60. Room temperature at 25C. Idle processor temp :38C. Idle North Bridge temp :37C. proc at peak load :52C. Chipset at peak load :42C. Running SETI@HOME and BOINC for 24H. I have an ATI FireGL but not tempe...
  • Cons: I had to remove the chipset fan as usual but I removed also the plastic base that is use to power the fan...without that no way to have a good contact between the cooling device and the chipset itself... Just need to say that my mobo is a A8N-SLI DeLuxe from ASUS that is listed as compatible.
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Overall 8
8.0

Awsome

William P., Newegg
27 April 2006
  • Summary: hoses might be cooler if clear and uv coolant or you know more aestetics......im a hardcore gamer gotta show off at lan partys you know! ahahah!
  • Pros: The cpu block covers the whole chip (AMD64 3000+ oc'd 1.8-2.25 gonna crank more) installs easy. X850Pro AGP install was easy memory sinks are a plus!
  • Cons: Trading (on the X850) lower load temps for higher idle temps. 39C idle and 51C Load air temp around computer 78F i dont know that in C but whatever you get the point
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Overall 8
8.0

Cools half way there

Anonymous, Newegg
20 April 2006
  • Summary: Right now as im typing my video card is ideling at 37C which it use to idle at 46-49C i think this is wonderful for making no noise, but i am going to have to contact zalman for their horiabley made installing kit for the 939 socket motherboards.
  • Pros: It quiets my rig more than i thought and cools my videcard more than what i was expecting, and does this with out making a single noise. I installed this on a evga 7800gt with not a single hitch.
  • Cons: Alright check this i installed this on my sli premium mother board trying to cool a 3700+ i installed the water block corectly and step by step, went into my garage to find a razor or siscors to cut the tubes, and when i come back i here this high pitched pop. The l type clip you put on the side ...
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Overall 8
8.0

cools nice but big

denise d., Newegg
19 April 2006
  • Pros: nice cooling easy install
  • Cons: kind of big for some spots, fits under my desk fine but some people might have problems. when dissconnecting the tubes, small little drips of liquid come out
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Overall 8
8.0

So so

Robert P., Newegg
8 April 2006
  • Summary: I put a 20" house fan on high on it and that dropped the temp about 5 degrees also. It does say "optional" for the Northbridge water block, but the picture of it installed on the Zalman site shows it. None of the Newegg pictures show it. Bottom line is its NOT included.
  • Pros: I have the Smithfield 840 dual core and it runs hot! The Reserator handles it better than the CNPS9500, while also handling the GPU (GEforce 6600GT). Whereas before my CPU ran at 46/82 (idle/load), it now runs at about 48/69. It looks pretty cool.
  • Cons: I just don't think the design lends itself to that good of heat exchange. There cylinder in the center might route the water through some tubing or something to increase the heat exchange. Maybe its the waterblock(s), but I just expected to get closer to room temperature.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not 100% satisfied

Jose B., Newegg
3 February 2006
  • Summary: overall if u dont mind havin a fan next to ur reserator buy it, or if ur gonna use it ONLY for the CPU its good, i think its way 2 much to use it for the video card, cpu. (by itself),but with a fan next to it u could even use it for the northbridge.
  • Pros: im usin socket 478, so it was VERY EASY to install, if u ever installed a f/hs in ur cpu u can do this EASILY. it matches my TSUNAMI thermaltake, lowered the temperature on my cpu n vga
  • Cons: NOT for overclocking, its freakin huge , when i bought it i thought the radiator was inside n then i realized there was no radiator but a huge "heatsink" which got 2 HOT, and it wouldnt cool anythin at all, i had to put a house fan next to it in low speed (almost no noise) and now it cools the wa...
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Overall 8
8.0

A very satisfied customer

Gounyoung K., Newegg
15 January 2006
  • Summary: BTW, make it sure that you also purchase some distilled water. I had to go out just to buy some.
  • Pros: Purchased this baby hoping that I could make a silent gig. Now it is cooling only my main CPU. Before the installation, with a heatsink and a fan, the temperature was around 45+C at idle state. Playing Quake generated a lot of heats and noises and finally caused some crashes. After the installati...
  • Cons: Okay... I could not hook up my northbridge chip since I did not have the cooler for it. Why? Because I did not know that it should be purchased separately. It is not included in this package!
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