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Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU Fan for 1155/1156/775/AM2/AM2+/AM3/940/939/754 Sockets

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  • Powerful Cooling Performance
  • Ultra Quiet 92mm Fluid Shield Bearing Fan
  • PWM Fan Control
  • Easy Installation
  • Versatile Compatibility
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandZalman
Item Weight322 g
Product Dimensions12.7 x 6.4 x 13.4 cm
Item model numberCNPS5X Performa
  
Additional Information
ASINB006344OMM
Best Sellers Rank 2,310 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight458 g
Date First Available13 Feb. 2012
  
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Product Description

Product Description

The Y-shaped Zalman CNPS5X Performa CPU cooler has a full 170 watt TDP despite its compact size. In combination with the enclosed thermal paste ZM-STG2M, this is even sufficient for the Intel i7 quad-core CPUs. Thanks to its copper cooling element and the three U-shaped 8 mm heat pipes, the heat reaches the aluminium slats quickly, through which the air is carried away by a directly adjacent, quiet 92 mm cooler. As long as the Mainboard PWM is capable, it automatically adjusts its rotating speed to the CPU temperature. The backplate with the push pins guarantees easy installation. The CNPS5X Performa is not oversized thanks to its carefully thought-out construction and therefore fits into a relatively narrow case.

Box Contains

Cooler
Clip Support
Pushpin
Thermal Grease (ZM-STG2M)
Manual

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Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Radar on 17 Sept. 2012
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I received this within 2 days of ordering, so very happy with that.

It's big!! As there were no measurements in the description, I was a little apprehensive that the heatsink and fan would not fit into my case, luckily it did.

Packaging - this was good, well packaged and easy to get into (not the usual indestructable sealed plastic box that takes a plasma torch to open) and the instructions are simple and easy to follow.

Installing the fan - This is ok, I have an older AM2 socket and in this case I could have done with an extra hand to steady the fan etc while trying to line up the brackets and tighten the screws.
The thermal paste comes in a little foil packet, like fast food tomato sauce, be careful opening it as it gets everywhere!! There is far too much in there for a single processor and you really need to only put a thin film on the cpu for it to work correctly, nice to have some spare for another project anyway.

Performance - Initially I set it to run without speed control(PWM) set in the BIOS and although it was very effective at cooling the cpu (drop from 46°c to 35°c, it was annoyingly loud at 100%. Once the PWM was set up however the fan kept the system at a respectable 37°c and was near silent (the hard drives and VGA card were louder).

All in I am very happy with my purchase and will reccomend this as a good upgrade.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dan Askme on 25 Oct. 2014
Installed on a FX-6300:

The Good:
- Brought my CPU temps down from 65'c on load to 51'c. Now runs at 30'c idle.
- Doesnt require backplate change (eg: removal of Motherboard) to install.
- Possibly the "best in class" without backplate change.

The bad:
- Nightmare to install, you need alot of patience to get the Heatsink square with the CPU. Its unbelievable fiddly. Even then, the contact plate doesnt reach the ends of the AMD CPU.
- The contact plate is not smooth, noticeable variations in height levels with the copper tubes.
- Contact plate had metal filings still on it. Had to wipe it down before use
- How much do we tighten the fixing screws? How tight is too much? noone knows, not even the manual.
- The fan is one of those with a large "whurr" sound. Even at the lowest RPM its extremely audible. This is surprising from Zalman. If your after a near silent PC, forget this cooler unless your willing to remove the fan.
- Top heavy. Because the unit is tall, theres more force being put onto your motherboard and CPU. So bear that in mind with tower/upright cases. It even says in the manual you must REMOVE the heatsink in transit.
- The thermal paste that comes with the unit only has 4.5W/mK thermal conductivity. Arctic MX-4 has 8.5W/mK. Thats nearly half the thermal performance of MX-4.

Overall, i feel a constant sense of unease with this cooler. I've had 1st hand experience in the past where these types of coolers can actually "squash" the CPU and deform the motherboard.
You need to be patient when installing this CPU, or, you could actually make your system alot worse off.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By KM4312 on 17 Jan. 2014
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I bougt this cooler for my Quad core Athlon x4 760k Which I overclocked to 4.1 Ghz. It keeps the Cpu at 27 Degrees Idle and Maximum 48 degrees whilst running prime 95 ( A program which is designed to stress test a CPU and push it to its limits).

It cools my CPU amazingly especially considering that it is overclocked. I have a 95 watt cpu.

When I first got it it sounded like a jet engine it took me a while ro realise that with a new motherboard you have to set up the PWM manually, I set the fan speed to 20% and set the temperature for it to speed up at 50 Degrees. This makes it very quiet and since the cpu never goes above 50 degrees the fan never speeds up. I just thought I would mention that to help out other people who are building computers and might have trouble finding that.

I would reccomend this to anyone who wants a cooler that gives you a lot of bang for your buck.

P.S. It cost me £13 when I bought it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kinetic on 15 May 2014
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Anyone who has bought a Core 2 Duo (or similar) processor will know how terrible the packaged coolers are (I can't remember using AMD supplied coolers, having always gone for after-market coolers when assembling them, so you'll have to excuse me for not mentioning them much in this review).

When the C2Ds were first released you could pick the coolers up on eBay for a couple of quid, because everyone was buying after-market coolers to replace them! The design was plain terrible, the plastic clips/feet would regularly snap (often while fitting the thing for the first time!), the slightest knock could cause them to snap, you had to hope and pray if you ever wanted to take one off and attach it again for any reason!

For a long time I've been replacing the stock 775 Intel fans with the popular (and well received) Coolermaster 212 Evo. I saw this fan while looking for the Coolermaster, it looks similar at a glance, and I thought I was buying roughly the same thing (a backplate, which you screw to the underside of the motherboard, and the towering heatsink and fan unit, which screws into the backplate - no plastic feet to snap!).

The fan was going into an "old" (4 years) home media/file server, I figured that it was worth spending a little extra to avoid the hassle/nightmare of the Intel plastic clips, but probably not worth splashing out over £25 on a 212 Evo (this was £10 cheaper), as I wasn't at all concerned about overclocking (and the case it already very well ventilated, with lots of fans pushing air through to keep the internal drives cool).
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