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Zalman Z-Machine GV1000
5.8 out of 10

Zalman Z-Machine GV1000

The product is equipped with Zalman’s patented VFP (Variable Read more

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Overall 10
10

Nice VGA Cooler

Spencer W., Newegg
14 September 2012
  • Summary: My ATI Radeon 4800 series cooling fan was going through the death rattles. I called for an RMA through the Manyfacture but the idea of taking it out the card and waiting for a replacement was not my idea of a good time.
  • Pros: Great VGA cooler replacement for the price. Keeps temps lower than OEM woot!
  • Cons: See other thoughts...
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Overall 8
8.0

heat sink

schuyler s., Newegg
22 May 2012
  • Summary: i replaced the fan with a higher rpm blue led fan and it runs at 43c gaming and 25c idle
  • Pros: worked better than i thought it would, kept my 550 ti at 28c idle and around 45-50 gaming maxed out settings.
  • Cons: the fan stopped working and by the time i realized it wasn't working my gpu was at 68c and the fan melted off the heat sink,,,
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Overall 10
10

tired of clunky stock heat sinks?

Anonymous, Newegg
29 April 2012
  • Summary: installed on 5850 with arctic silver 5, temps went down 25 degrees, no clunky sounds, bliss.
  • Pros: everything.
  • Cons: couldn't connect fan controller directly to video card, just connected it directly to motherboard, skip the fan controller, its useless.
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Overall 10
10

AWSOME

Jason M., Newegg
24 March 2012
  • Summary: WAS NOT FREE. :)
  • Pros: This thing rocks!!! I bought this for my GTS 450 and it fits just fine with no problems installing. THE Z-MACHINE comes with 8RAM HEAT SINKS and the GTS 450 has 8 RAM CHIPS. Load on SWTOR was 140°F before the Z-MACHINE and after the cooler install it droped down to 97°F.
  • Cons: NONE!
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Overall 8
8.0

IT'S REALLY COPPER

Michael P., Newegg
6 March 2012
  • Summary: I had to cut a heatpipe out and some fins in order to fit it to my card and it STILL cools better than the stock garbage cooler xfx put on it. Zalman makes a good product and I won't mind buying from them again in the future, even if the instructions are in some kind of engrish.
  • Pros: It turns out that its nickel or chrome plated or something. I had to grind an edge off and remove a heatpipe to get it to fit (it still works better than the stock cooler I had) and underneath the plating sure enough its made of copper. On both the heatpipes and the fins. I have a Zalman cpu copp...
  • Cons: Heavy. Its makes the cards sag in their slots. On my motherboard I have to use two specific slots to keep my cards in 16x-16x and the memory coolers on the top of the one card interfere with the fan on the bottom of the next. Overall a good product though.
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Overall 10
10

Great Price, Keeps it cool!

Split-S R., Newegg
4 January 2012
  • Summary: Was a great deal; purchased on sale for $30 shipped. Very easy installation for my card, seems very well built.
  • Pros: I bought this for a BFG GeForce 6800 Ultra (AGP) as a replacement for the stock fan. Temps before installation were 52C at idle, and 80-90C under load while running MOH Airborne or COD4 maxed out, with the card overclocked 50MHZ on the core (450MHZ). After installation, I am seeing 42C at idle an...
  • Cons: None at the moment.
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Overall 4
4.0

Mediocre

H. L., Newegg
29 December 2011
  • Summary: installed on a 4890 @ 950MHz / 1150MHz / 1.325v. Temps @ idle ~46C / Load ~74C.
  • Pros: Affordable. Easy installation. Wide array of supported cards.
  • Cons: -The first unit DID NOT have any mounting screws or other items. -The temps are not that much cooler than the OEM cooler which it replaced. -They claim it's copper, but it feels like aluminum. -NewEgg's replacement policy - $9.00 shipping out of my pocket for THEIR mistake.
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Overall 10
10

Wow, Better than suspected

Anonymous, Newegg
27 December 2011
  • Summary: With the cooler temps, I may try to overclock and bring a little new life to this aging card
  • Pros: So I have a 4890. Was expecting some drop in temp.I was super surprised to see load temps go from mid 90's down to 64 degrees celsius.
  • Cons: Fan is a little annoying at full speed, although not so much fan noise, but whoosh of air.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good cooling, but...

Jeffrey M., Newegg
21 December 2011
  • Summary: Cheap easy and it works well. I installed this on my 9800gtx+ that was hitting 60C at load, 40C idle. Now it runs at 48C loaded and low 30C idle. It cooled it enough that I was able to even OC the card a bit (I bumped it up to the retail OC specs) and even at full load it only reached 52C.
  • Pros: Good cooling, dropped from 60C at load to 48C Easy to install. Very universal design. Red light on the fan.
  • Cons: Not copper as advertised, this is aluminum. Manual fan speed controller. No way to connect to on board 4pin fan power/speed controller.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Jackie M., Newegg
20 November 2011
  • Pros: Installation was quick and easy after I went to the store to get alcohol to clean the old thermal compound off the graphics card. Temps seem to be in the mid 60's Celsius.
  • Cons: Did not come with enough glue on ram heatsinks. It only came with 8 and my 8800 gts has 10 that need to be covered. Good thing I bought 2 for my sli set up, guess i will need to buy some more ram heat sinks before I install the second one though.. Also I noticed when taking off the old heat sink ...
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