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Zalman VF3000A
6.8 out of 10

Zalman VF3000A

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Overall 10
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Amazing Cooler

Amy B., Newegg
2 November 2012
  • Summary: Cooler is good and quite. the fan controller it comes with does limit its max rpm quite alot though. If you got a mother board that can control fan speed plug it into that and use that with speed fan. works better and doesn't limit your gpu to its maximum overclock potential.
  • Pros: Solid construction and excellent heat dissipation. My overclocked 5870 is rocking at 1025mhz core and 1250mhz memory clock at 1.275V with no issue. Idle temp is 39oC with ambient at 72oC and full load temp is topping at 62oC. This is with the fan at 50% speed!
  • Cons: Had to get better thermal paste and needed to use thermal tape for the memory heat sinks. the stuff this cooler comes with just doesn't cut it for serious over clocking, Also the cooler is big. it is a 3 slot cooler, but it does the job very very well.
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Pleasantly Satisfied

Lawrence C., Newegg
1 November 2012
  • Summary: I bought this because the Fan on the Factory Cooler broke Even before the original fan stopped working, the Video card temperature would reach 70C under a full load( which is still a safe operating temperature for the 6870). So With this cooler its quite the improvement.
  • Pros: At Half Speed, With an ambient Temperature of around 32C+ it keeps my XfX 6870 @ 50C under a full load. Although it doesn't say here that its compatible with a 6870 i had no trouble installing it onto my Video card and this was my 1st time installing a 2nd party Cooler onto a Video Card.
  • Cons: It is rather Large, Bigger than the actual Video card but the Cooler does an excellent job so not a big deal
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Overall 10
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Awesome product!

Anonymous, Newegg
9 October 2012
  • Summary: This was installed on a reference design XFX 5870 that has had heavy usage. The fan on the 5870 started to die, RPM would dip lower and lower, GPU temps would rise and a very annoying loud noise would occur. With this installed, my GPU temps went down considerably.
  • Pros: - Pretty easy to install - Some extra parts included (May not be the case for everyone) - Instructions weren't terrible and helped - Temps went down considerably - Fairly light weight - Really quiet - Looks great
  • Cons: Note: These are minor and them being a con varies from person to person. Not worthy of reducing an egg. - Fans are not controlled by the GPU's fan controller - Takes up 3 slots - Air blows into the case instead of out the back (Most aftermarket coolers and non-reference designs do this though) - ...
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Overall 10
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Good but some problems

Peggy C., Newegg
26 September 2012
  • Summary: can't fit 2 in my case, due to wireless card and psu is mounted on the bottom for people with 2 or more video cards, buy 1 first to make sure it will fit with it having it on all the cards.
  • Pros: 10 bucks cheaper than the rest. aluminum look compared to the others plastic look. Covers the front of the fans a bit to protect it from lose wires and bad handling. sturdy. The color is RED! Has 3 holes for the connection to the card, so it will probably fit most ATI card. came with sticker and ...
  • Cons: A finger wider and longer than the stock, so it might not fit blue led lights from a red fan... remote control to make fan faster or slower is not wireless and it is something else that goes in my case... would have been cool to have gotten a dial for mounting it in the cd/dvd bay area to use it ...
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Overall 10
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awesome cooler

Andrew O., Newegg
17 September 2012
  • Summary: if you have a crossfire setup, you might think about spacing the cards farther apart as this cooler is fairly tall. I have a single card solution so it doesnt bother me. also, for reference to the thermal paste that comes with it, it seems fine as these awesome temps are a result of using the cooler...
  • Pros: low temps! i have this running on an asus hd 6970 (non dc-II) and it idles at around 32 C (20 C ish ambient temp) and i havnt seen it go above 62 C full load when overclock to 975 core / 1500 mem. i recommend this cooler to anyone with a 5k or 6k series card, it rocks.
  • Cons: Im glad i did my research before i bought. there is a special vrm heatsink you NEED to buy if your going to put this on a 6950/6970. make sure you pick that up if this applies to you! also on a 6970, one of the heatsinks is supposed to cover both 1 of the ram modules and a little chip. it covers ...
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XFX 6870 Owners Pay Attention

Evan W., Newegg
2 September 2012
  • Summary: Like people have been saying this car is heavier than the stock cooler, but it also has a lot for surface area to cool the cards gpu so that is to be expected. Read the instructions, once before you install it on to your fan to get an idea of where things go, and then read them again when you...
  • Pros: Amazing cooler like my titles says I own a 6870 by XFX and my card was running, completely underclocked, at load at around 75C in an air conditioned room. With the cooler I can run the card overclocked at it wont touch 55C and hovers around 52C at load. Great cooler, great cooler, great cooler.
  • Cons: None whatsoever, do look at other thoughts though
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Works Great but!!!

Dmitry S., Newegg
25 August 2012
  • Pros: It's good looking VGA Cooler and it's a great replacement to the stock cooler.
  • Cons: Also it optimized for ATI 5780 I was able to to make it work on ATI 5770 the position of the chip on board is different so the cooler kind stick out about 3 inch but I got big case so it's not really a problem. No complain to newegg but rather then quality control of ZALMAN the unit came defectiv...
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This did the trick !

James B., Newegg
16 August 2012
  • Summary: I put this on my ATI 6870 that was running 75c under BF3 load. Now I max out at 55c. Im happy !!
  • Pros: 20c Cooler under load
  • Cons: Big ! Take alot of room in your case
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What a Difference

Timothy S., Newegg
11 August 2012
  • Summary: This has been a great change. The stock cooler from HIS was really loud and had started to fail. As I reviewed the copious amount of negative feedback on the card it was obvious to me that getting a replacement under warranty was just going to yield the same result 6 months from now.
  • Pros: Remarkably quiet for having two fans. Remote speed control is a nice touch. Easy to install. 'nuff said.
  • Cons: It is rather large. I installed it on a AMD 6790 from HIS. (Not one of the cards this is listed for.) For this card the cooler extended out almost 2 inches past the end of the card. I had to move my hard drive.
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Good Product

valter b., Newegg
8 July 2012
  • Summary: Changed the heat shink fan because the ball bearing was making noises already.
  • Pros: Great Fan, Cools my 5870 very well and better than the stock fan now i get 31c and 50c with full load
  • Cons: Not too easy to install but if u follow the instruction u should not have any problems at all. (Instructions are very ease to undestand and very specific)
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