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ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

  • 1250-2800 RPM
  • 19.5-35 dBA
  • Copper
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The Zalman 9700 CPU cooler offers high-performance cooling in a unique design. The heatsink and fin assembly are made from 100 percent copper for improved heat dissipation. The base is built of both copper and aluminum, keeping the overall weight of the unit down while providing optimal heat transfer to the triple set of copper pipes. The curved heat-pipe design allows them to draw twice the amount of heat away from the processor.

At the center of the aerodynamically optimized tunnel created by the fins is a 110mm, blue LED fan. Included is the company's Fan Mate 2 fan-speed controller. In Silent mode the fan spins at 1,250rpm and creates 19dBA of noise, but when you need extra cooling for demanding tasks you can shift it up to 2,800rpm to quickly force heat away from your CPU and other system components.

The 9700 is compatible with both Intel's LGA 775/1155/1156 and AMD’s Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2/754/939/940 platforms. All the clips and backplates are included so there's nothing else to buy to get the unit attached to your motherboard in minutes. A tube of Zalman's own thermal grease is bundled in as well.

  • newegg Unique Heatpipe Design Three innovative and curved heatpipes provide a heat transfer capacity matching that of six heatpipes designs for maximum performance.
  • newegg Aerodynamically 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 1,250rpm to 2,800rpm and provides a silent mode and low-noise mode for an optimum balance between silence and performance.
  • newegg Blue LED Lighting The ultra-quiet 110mm fan produces brilliant illumination during operation for eye-catching fun.
  • newegg Universal Socket Compatibility As an all-in-one solution for PC systems, the ZALMAN CNPS9700 LED features broad compatibility with all AMD Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2/754/939/940 and Intel LGA 775/1155/1156 platforms.

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Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size
Intel LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156
AMD Socket AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / 940 / 939 / 754
Bearing Type
2 Ball
1250-2800 RPM
Noise Level
19.5-35 dBA
Power Connector
3 Pin
Heatsink Material

Physical Spec

Fan Dimensions
110(L) x 110(W) x 25(H)mm
Heatsink Dimensions
90 x 124 x 142mm
Heatsink: 690g, Total (including fan): 764g


CPU Support: Pentium 4, Celeron D, Pentium D, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Extreme, Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Sempron, Athlon, Athlon FX, Opteron, Dual-Core Opteron, Phenom, Athlon X2, Phenom II, Athlon II
Note(1): Customers that purchased coolers before the inclusion of support for socket 1156, can purchase the separately sold ZM-CS5A or ZM-CS5B mounting kit for installation onto socket 1156.
Note(2): The mounting kit ZM-CS4A can be purchased separately for installation onto socket 1366.

Package Contents

Package Contents
CPU Cooler
Fan Speed Controller

Manufacturer Warranty

1 year limited
1 year limited

Quick Info


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

Customer Reviews of the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd CNPS9700 LED

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  • Mark B.
  • 4/17/2014 8:56:11 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSent me parts I lost at NO CHARGE

Pros: Have 2 of these installed in 2 different systems and they work great. I had a failure on an ASUS motherboard and had to send MB back to ASUS. When MB came back I had lost parts to attach fan to MB. Figured I was going to send $10 or $15 to get replacements. Contacted Zalman and a couple days later I received the required parts at NO CHARGE!!! I even told Zalman that I lost them and expected to pay for them. They still sent them at NO CHARGE. GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE!!!

Cons: Buying another one for my son, so less money in his wallet.

Other Thoughts: I am building another system and have not looked at other brands. Good customer service is hard to find. I would rather support a company who takes care of me.

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  • Martin H.
  • 4/9/2014 4:51:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOld design still rocks!

Pros: It's been a while since I last bought a Zalman cooler. Let's be honest, their cooler are not the first on top of the price/performance list. That being said, these coolers are very well built and perform very well anyway.

I've bought the ZALMAN CNPS9700 in a clearance sale for $30. It's cooling my daughter's gaming rig powered by an FX-6300 cpu. This is a very nice combo.

Silent most of the time, temps never raise over 55 degrees. It also looks very good through the case window.

Installation on an AM3+ motherboard couldn't be easier. It uses the motherboard's fastening mechanism, so you only have to spread some TIM on the CPU and clip the cooler in place and your done.

Cons: TIM provided with the kit suffered product separation. Try to mix it as much as possible before applying. I used some AC MX4 to avoid any trouble.

Other Thoughts: At $65.99 there's better options out there, but if you can get it on sale, even at $45, this a very good all in one cooler.

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  • William E.
  • 3/18/2014 8:24:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat air cpu cooler

Pros: I bought the 92mm model in 2009 and it is still running strong and with little to no noise. so when It came time to buy a new system I immediately purchased this 110mm model. I highly recommend them.

Cons: its large so make sure you have a good size case

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  • David G.
  • 2/27/2014 5:36:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat cooler

Pros: Great build quality, easy assembly, and most of all keeps cpu cool.

Cons: Of course it is a bit large, make sure you have room, The fit on AMD's isn't as taught as I'd prefer.

Other Thoughts: Great product all in all.

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  • David H.
  • 2/27/2014 12:54:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent.

Pros: Quiet, easy installation, smooth.

Cons: None

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  • Donald F.
  • 2/21/2014 5:15:12 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: this thing is ridiculous, it dropped temps on my e4600 by at least 15 degrees c

Cons: it is pretty big but it performs well

Other Thoughts: big but works a champ

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  • Nicholas F.
  • 2/6/2014 8:04:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWindy

Pros: -Quiet even at 100% fan
-Overclocked I5-4670K to 4.6Ghz at 75c

Cons: -None

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5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Running an FX8350 with lots a Ton of Airflow in through the case. I use a little dab of arctic silver in the middle the size of a dry rice grain. I run battlefield 4 with a MSI Twin Frozr III HD7950 Boost Edition. The Processor runs at about 60 - 70% on all 8 cores and the Core Temp reading is 35c - 37c. My idle temp is 7c . Very good results and the look cannot be beat. My mother board has Fan Xpert so I just Program Software and the DIGI bios to run the fan at certain temperatures and RPMS.

My motherboard is a M5A99X R.20

Cons: No 4 pin

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  • Christopher N.
  • 1/14/2014 4:34:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat fan for a great price

Pros: Quiet, pretty blue led, great cooling performance

Cons: Bios doesn't recognize rpm fan speed, cut myself on the copper blades :-(

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  • Shaun F.
  • 1/14/2014 12:19:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThieves with no support

Pros: The cooler has served well for several years, and itself is not the problem. This cooler is worthwhile as a product on it's own. Read the rest however before purchasing.

Cons: No cons with the cooler, except that if you purchased it before a certain point, it requires a mounting kit to be purchased from Zalman to install on newer socket sizes

Other Thoughts: The real issue and reason for the ONE EGG. Zalman has NO SUPPORT. It's not even an overstatement to be ridiculous. They literally seem to have zero support. I purchased the mounting kit from their site, a total of $6 but integral for me to get a new system up and running. It's been a month and I've received NOTHING. They claim it would be 3-5 business days. No one answers the phone number given in the typo-laden email, it just rings. No one answers the email address given for inquiries. I emailed the support address AND the outlet store address as well and no response. There is no phone numbers listed on the site, and no other emails. The twitter is abandoned, and the facebook page is currently used but it's plain to see from other customer comments that they too are not receiving any support responses through other means OR the facebook page. ZALMAN HAS LITERALLY STOLEN MY MONEY. It may be a few bucks, but the downtime waiting has been devastating. Why should I trash a perfectly good and expensive cooler? I'm going to have to start escalating this situation somehow. AVOID ZALMAN PRODUCTS, you'll get ripped off in the end if you ever need anything. Even the RMA email is not responding, so forget it if you ever need to return a defective product.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear valued customer,

We sincerely apologize for the issue. Please contact our customer service e-mail or via toll free number 1-888-925-6266 for further assistance.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Zalman USA Customer Service

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