I bought this cpu cooler in desprate need to keep things cool and quiet in my cpu case. This cpu cooler did wonders for my cooling problem and sound problem. The fan on this cpu cooler only gets Loud past 62% and at that speed it keeps things working under max load 48-49c never hits 50c, At idle this cpu cooler keeps it at 31-32c even at 0% fan speed.
I have had this for just over a month now and im still amazed at the power the zalman 9500 has. I have a dual core cpu so things can get a little hard at times but this thing blows away the heat (Literally). If you are a computer Builder then you know a program called Orthose, Its a program that runs the Cpu at 100% for as long as you want or untill the cpu Gives or shuts down. I had this program running for about 1 day -(24 hours) and still the cpu never hit 50C (overclocked to 3.77 on the e8400)
This cpu cooler was the best choice for a budget cooling fan, Over all i Really love this cpu cooler. The zalman 9500 keeps things cool and quiet. Rarely does it ever make noise. With the right case and computer fans i would bet you can have a almost dead silent computet. To my opinion i give this a Rating of 5Stars.
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Review by CncmasterW