Summary: I bought this to quiet down an NVIDIA 8600 GT based video card from XFX. The stock fan was very small and thus used a high RPM so it made my system much louder. This fan is very quiet when the "silent" wiring option is chosen. The silent option is chosen by attaching to a 5V connection, and the other option is to connect to a 12V connection. With a 12V hookup the fan of course spins faster and is somewhat louder.
Summary: This massive card cooler does not fit all "recent" video cards; the product description that says "Supports up to GeForce 7800 GTX" should be taken with a grain-of-salt. Granted the card I have is a 'cheapo' EVGA e-GeForce 7600GS 256 MB PCIe Video Card with Fan , just make sure you read or visit the manufacturer's website to verify the fit on your video card. Despite this, I still am a fan (no pun intended) of Zalman performance cooler products.
Summary: I purchased this product to replace a very noisy stock fan on an Inno3D Geforce 6600 LE. The stock fan was not only noisy, it made an irritable cricket like noise almost constantly and i often resorted to drowning the noise out with ambient music. The assembly was quite easy following the instructions and the results are quite impressive. This is a silent fan and the system can now be turned on at night(while sleeping although i have 5 other fans in it)..
Summary: I got this to replace the stock Intel fan from my P4 2.4. It was easy to install (the hardest part was cleaning the old Intel thermal grease off thoroughly), and it works great. My CPU temp dropped by 8F and it is VASTLY quieter. The Aluminum Copper version (this version) is generally recommended over the Cu only because it's so much lighter. The 7700 version might be slightly quieter but is barely better at cooling. I like it (and I paid $35 and that was a good deal).
Summary: I bought this to replace a loud, but efficient cooler. I was impressed by the silent yet efficient cooling properties. My temps only went up 2C yet the noise level for my rig went down considerably. Not the best cooler if you're overclocking heavily, but if you want to quiet your rig and keep it cool...it can't be beat.
Summary: Vor einigen Tagen hatte ich mir eine neue Grafikkarte für mein System gekauft. Es handelte sich hierbei um eine Karte der Marke „Nvidia 7600 Gs mit 256 MB DDR2 Ramspeicher“ und einem einfachen aufgesetzten Kühler mit groben Kühlfinnen und einer kleinen Lüfterschraube. Dieser Lüfter drehte sehr hoch um die Grafikkarte zu kühlen und war somit auch außerhalb des Gehäuses zu hören. Dieser Lärm störte mich sehr und ich entschloss mich dem Abhilfe zu schaffen.