Excerpt: Less costly replacement then ordering a replacement factory component. Does about the similar job. Tricky to set up. I spent a fantastic deal of time creating positive the push pins lined up. You have to continuously adjust the metal arms until its ideal. Only lowered temps by a tiny margin, three'C and I have plenty of arctic silver 5 on the core.
Excerpt: Makes it possible for me to run my desktop Computer with no the original noisy chipset fan. Doesn't seem to cool considerably far better than the original heat sink did with the fan disconnected. The original heat sink fan combination kept the temperature at 41ኋC at Idle/Load respectively. W/O the fan the original heat sink kept the temperature at 44ኍ. The Zalman heat sink registers 43ኌ. The Zalman heat sink is a lot much more enormous than the original sink.
Excerpt: Blue shape tall design is great function to have. Installation approach makes me puzzled a tiny bit as to using hook, but it was not tricky at all. Wish there is some sort of thermal past spreader. I am working with Abit K7 motherboard and its northbridge chipset is really hot. Replacing lousy stock cooling fan with this heatsink is not a excellent thought. Later I want to add fan on it.
Excerpt: Straightforward to install, compact style. The heat sink gets truly hot. It makes me question the effectiveness of its heat dissipating capabilities. I by no means really heard my chipset fan anyway, but decided to give this a attempt mainly because there's absolutely nothing that could "fail." Nonetheless, I'm nonetheless not certain whether it cools greater with out the fan.