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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.

Learn more about the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd CNPS9700 LED

Model

Brand
ZALMAN
Model
CNPS9700 LED

Spec

Type
Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size
110mm
Compatibility
Intel LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156
AMD Socket AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / 940 / 939 / 754
Bearing Type
2 Ball
RPM
1250-2800 RPM
Noise Level
19.5-35 dBA
Power Connector
3 Pin
Color
Transparent
LED
Blue
Heatsink Material
Copper

Physical Spec

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

Features

Features
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
Clips
Backplate
Bolts

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 CNPS9700 LED

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  • Gerard L.
  • 12/17/2014 11:12:24 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsEasy to Install

Pros: Great cooling fins, normally I do water cooling but for my less techy friend this is a great solution.

Cons: Should make it clear that in the mode when you have to put the clip at right angles that you pass it through two and three pipes on opposite sides.

Other Thoughts: good product but you need to improve the instructions.

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  • Ronald H.
  • 12/9/2014 1:13:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA

Pros: None

Cons: Arrived DOA, did not fit socket for Intel Processor

Fan on unit was DOA

Manufacturer Response:

Dear valued customer,

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

Thank you.

Best regards,

Zalman USA Customer Service

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  • brian r.
  • 12/8/2014 3:58:00 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks good

Pros: All copper, very efficient, quiet. not one issue in three years.

Cons: The only thing I've had trouble with is cleaning this beast. I have a dusty house and I have to take my pc apart and clean it every so often. Dust seems to love this thing and it is a pain to clean.

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  • Joseph T.
  • 12/6/2014 10:09:34 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsPain in the a@# to install

Pros: ratings, reviews, looks great

Cons: At the moment, having difficulty installing this unit into my ASUS Maximus Formula VII/4790k. Thermal paste bottle appeared to be just about empty. No backplate for additional support included. Top bracket fits with no problem, however, the bracket that adheres the fan to the top bracket just sucks! One side works and the other side/screw just keeps popping out. Zalman website says this unit is compatible with 1150/i7 etc. however, newegg doesn't list 1150.

Other Thoughts: Any others having this same problem, would appreciate some feedback. At the moment I've installed the fan that came with the 4790k, basic but installed in seconds and I'm sure will work temporarily until I can figure out what to do.

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  • James A.
  • 11/28/2014 9:58:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Working Cooler

Pros: This CPU cooler looks very cool, with the all copper fins and blue LED fan. It does a great job of keeping my CPU temps under control. They have yet to exceeded 52c under high load with the fan on low.

Cons: It seems a but heavy compared to other CPU coolers, but not really a problem. The mounting screws are kind of a pain to get started as other reviews have stated. Just a couple millimeters longer in length would be so helpful. I realize they are shorter to insure they don't come into contact with any MB components. My particular setup would allow for slightly longer screws

Other Thoughts: Overall a great working CPU cooler. Yes, it was a bit difficult to mount, but that's all forgotten now that its in and doing is job.

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  • Steven H.
  • 11/13/2014 1:19:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Fan

Pros: Keeps it cold! Way way better than the stock cooler.

Cons: Loud when running at full

Other Thoughts: Has been running strong for 6 years in my old PC build. Love this cooler

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  • erik k.
  • 11/5/2014 7:26:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2nd non-working cooler

Pros: none

Cons: I ordered the product because of the good reviews, and quite operation of the fan.
With the 1st one, the fan was operated @ 75dBA, more than 2x the highest decibel ratting of 19.5-35dBA, so I got a RMA.
Ordered a 2nd one and it has the same issue, the fan blades are impinging on the cooling vanes on one side. There's plenty of room on the other side, the fan unit is just not correctly aligned in either unit.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear valued customer,

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

Thank you.

Best regards,

Zalman USA Customer Service

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  • Hong C.
  • 11/3/2014 12:34:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cool looking.

Cons: After using this cooler for a while, the fan started to make significant noises. The dust inside the cooling element metal is hard to clean and you may cut yourself during installation or cleaning.

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  • Benjamin W.
  • 11/1/2014 6:48:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggsMy computer has never been louder

Pros: Really good at cooling my CPU
It looks pretty cool.

Cons: The install manual was not very clear on the air flow direction.
I don't know if I got a defective part but this is by far the loudest fan in my computer.

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  • George T.
  • 10/30/2014 2:11:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlways good luck with Zalman!

Pros: Very reasonably priced.
Efficient design.
110mm diameter doesn't crowd RAM slots next to CPU.
Cool blue lighting.

Cons: 3-pin connector means the fan is always full-on, no PWM control.
Thin cooling vanes can be easily bent, or even cut you, if you're not careful.

Other Thoughts: Picked up one of these for my FX-8350 system build.
I love the fact that the cooling vanes don't block any RAM slots (I have all four populated).
I tried to use a Hyper 212, but it was too tall for the case and blocked the first RAM slot next to the CPU.
I've used this style of Zalman cooler on several of my AMD builds, never had a problem with any of them.
This one is keeping my FX-8350 even cooler than I expected, with a lot less bulk than the "tower" type coolers.
Definitely not my last Zalman.

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