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ZALMAN CNPS 9500 AM2 2 Ball CPU Cooling Fan/Heatsink

  • Silent Mode: 1,350rpm ± 10 %
  • Low-noise Mode: 2,600rpm ± 10 %
  • Copper
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For the PC-enthusiast who wants a desktop that looks sizzling hot, yet stays cool, check out the Zalman CNP9500 AM2 CPU Cooler featuring a fan and heatsink! This hi-tech cooling device lends an edgy, industrial look to your PC with its cool silver finish and LCD light that glows fiery green.

The copper heatsink saves space with an architecturally sound 3-pipe system that effortlessly whisks heat away with the help of the adjustable fan’s 92mm blades and 2 ball bearings. A FAN MATE 2 controller and cable are included with your durable Zalman CPU Cooler, allowing you to switch between an 18 dB/2600 RPM ‘Silent’ mode and a 27 dB/2750 RPM ‘Low Noise’ mode.

For ultra-cool protection and aggressive styling, the Zalman CPU Cooler is the way to go.

  • newegg Unique Heatpipe Design Three innovative and curved heatpipes provide a heat transfer capacity matching that of six heatpipe designs for maximum performance.
  • newegg Optimized Heatsink Layout and Ultra-Slim Fins A 100% copper heatsink with an aerodynamically optimized "tunnel" design and 0.2mm ultra-slim fins maximize heatsink efficiency with minimal weight and smoother airflow for optimum cooling.
  • newegg Adjustable Fan Speed Controller The bundled adjustable fan speed controller (Fan Mate 2) enables manual fan speed adjustment ranging from 1,350rpm to 2,600rpm and provides a silent mode and low-noise mode for an optimum balance between silence and performance.
  • newegg Green LED Lighting The ultra-quiet 92mm fan features green LEDs for eye-catching fun.
  • newegg AMD CPU Compatible Designed for AMD-compatible platforms including Socket 754, Socket 939, Socket 940 and AM2/AM2+/AM3, the Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 supports of the full range of AMD Sempron, Athlon, Athlon FX, Opteron, Dual-Core Opteron, Phenom, Athlon X2, Phenom II, and Athlon II processors.

Learn more about the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd CNPS 9500 AM2

Model

Brand
ZALMAN
Model
CNPS 9500 AM2

Spec

Type
Fan & Heatsinks
Compatibility
Socket 754 / 939 / 940 / AM2 / AM2+ / AM3
Bearing Type
2 Ball
RPM
Silent Mode: 1,350rpm ± 10 %
Low-noise Mode: 2,600rpm ± 10 %
Noise Level
Silent Mode: 18.0dBA ± 10%
Low-noise Mode: 27.5dBA ± 10%
Power Connector
3 Pin
Color
Transparent
LED
Green
Heatsink Material
Copper

Physical Spec

Heatsink Dimensions
85 x 112 x 125mm
Weight
530g

Features

Features
Compatible with AMD Opteron, Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64, and Sempron for Socket AM2/754/939/940.

Pure copper heatsink with component layout optimized for maximum cooling efficiency.

Innovative, curved heatpipe design for a heat transfer capacity of up to six heatpipes with the use of just three.

Ultra slim fins (0.2mm) for minimized weight and reduced airflow resistance.

Adjustable fan speed controller (FAN MATE 2) included.

Package Contents

Package Contents
CNPS9500 AM2
Thermal Grease
FAN MATE 2 (Fan Speed Controller)
Cable for FAN MATE 2
Double-sided Tape(to attach FAN MATE 2)
One(1) Clip
One(1) Lever
User’s Manual

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd CNPS 9500 AM2

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  • jamie d.
  • 11/12/2013 6:52:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Supa dupa cool man.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Honestly this is a great cooler.

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  • Hermann S.
  • 1/22/2013 7:52:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome for its age

Pros: Keeps my amd 8120 at 4Ghz under 51C using y-cruncher streets test. Neat light.

Cons: Just like the model after this (9500A), using the fan controller seems to knockoff rpms..I still use it however.

Other Thoughts: I originally bought this guy for an amd x2 6400 in 2008. I never overclocked that and never truly put it to good use. It's 2013 and I'm finally upgraded to a 8120. Here are some notes:

- it does work on AM3+. I have a GB fxa-990 ud3 and had no issues on install. Just because the mobo has 4 pins doesn't mean it won't work. It'll just be one pin short, who cares?

- some people have complaints about it not being better than the stock. Changing the cpu fan is not everything, the case and other fans should be considered and made to compliment each other.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/10/2011 1:04:37 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsNot good, not good at all

Pros: OK, as replacement for stock cooler, that's all.

Cons: Well, not for AMD, that's for sure. Failed to cool down Phenom 2 955 overclocked to 3.6GHz. Temps would reach over 60C easily.

Other Thoughts: Three pipes are not enough, design seems funky. Don't know how the air supposed to take the heat away when the fan is in the middle.

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  • Adam G.
  • 10/2/2011 5:07:45 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks but could be better.

Pros: Works well, very quiet compared to stock cooler.

Cons: way bigger than it looks on newegg.
heatsink fins are VERY sharp, make sure youve got lots of room to install it because it can and will cut you.
fan is on the wrong side, should be blowing out towards the back, instead its either got to point towards my video card or my psu.

Other Thoughts: have this installed on an AM3+ board with Phenom II 1100T cpu. Works well once installed but honestly, it didnt cool things down anywhere near as much as i hoped over the stock cooler.

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  • LeRoy B.
  • 9/21/2011 2:52:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not recommend

Pros: None.
Well, maybe it looks cool?

Cons: I do not recommend this HS/F as it's over priced for the performance it delivers. I have the Cooler Master 212+ as well and tested them both, despite the CM 212+ being cheaper, it was able to keep my i7 870 10*C cooler at idle and nearly 25*C cooler under load.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a good, low cost air cooling solution then look at the Cooler Master 212+.

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  • Erik Z.
  • 9/2/2011 9:05:06 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNOT AM3 COMPATIBLE!!!

Pros: I'm not going to knock any eggs off since ordering this was partially my fault. I ordered this Zalman because according to the choices, it was supposed to be AM2, AM2+, and AM3 compatible. It is NOT compatible with AM3. This Zalman has a 3-pin cpu fan connection. AM3/AM3+ is a 4-pin cpu fan connection.

Cons: None, but I shouldn't have been charged a re-stocking fee due to this fan supposedly being AM3 compatible... whatever Newegg.

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  • Christopher H.
  • 8/29/2011 6:55:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty good

Pros: Cools quite effectively. It's not loud at all. Fan speed can be changed quite fast and effectively with the knob. Consistent.

Cons: Mounting was a little bit of a trick. I was afraid I was going to crush my cpu because I couldn't keep the fan/heatsink flat when attaching to the retainer. Probably me.

Other Thoughts: Fan speed doesn't particularly matter. When doing preliminary tests of Prime95, increased fan speed didn't drop the temperature very much. With overclocking my Phenom II 965 from 3.4 to 3.8-.9, there hasn't been much change in idle and intensive temperatures, compared to the stock specs.

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  • Grayson L.
  • 8/27/2011 9:58:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorth my investment.

Pros: Holds its value.
I bought this originally from Newegg in 2007 for a new AMD Athlon 64 X2 and it always worked beautifully. I upgraded to an AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black with all 4 cores unlocked.
Temperature stays cool. It's currently at 37-38 C, which is about 10 degrees above my ambient room temperature.
Fan and heatsink work so well I actually turned off all the other fans on my tower except the rear stock 120 mm. The CPU fan is actually quieter.
I bought it for $49, and the price has stayed the same all this time. Another good sign it was worth the initial buy.

Cons: The "fan speed controller" never stayed on very well, and it would occasionally seemed to turn the fan-speed to very low, prompting a boot message of "You CPU fan speed is set too low" which would force a reboot until I turned the speed up.
This was easily resolved by removing the fan controller entirely.

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  • Anonymous
  • 8/20/2011 8:46:38 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood solid CPU cooler

Pros: Excellent cooler for my trusty old socket 939 system, green "alien glow" LED lighting.

Cons: LEDs are starting to flicker and die, doesn't work well with motherboard's "smart fan" control.

Other Thoughts: This cooler has been running in my old AMD system for four years now. I had to shut off the smart fan feature in the motherboard BIOS so the fan runs full speed all the time.
Had absolutely no overheating problems with my Athlon 64 x2 4800+ processor, even with the system running 24/7 for weeks at a time.

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  • Ralph O.
  • 8/5/2011 3:33:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Cooler

Pros: Quiet and good air flow. Easy to install.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: My motherboard can controll the fan speed so I did not use the manual controll. This is my second cooler fan from ZALMAN.

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