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ZALMAN CNPS7000C-AlCu 2 Ball CPU Cooler

  • 1,350rpm ± 10% ~ 2,400rpm ± 10%
  • Pure Copper & Pure Aluminum
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Zalman’s CNPS7000C-AlCu silent CPU cooler was built with pure copper and pure aluminum for enhanced performance and optimized compatibility design. A mixture of aluminum and copper base and fins ensure excellent heat dissipation while providing an attractive appearance. An enclosed 92mm dual ball-bearing fan is reasonably silent even at its maximum fan speed setting, but yet offers excellent cooling. When your aim is to silently cool the CPU, this sophisticated cooler will accomplish your tasks with flying colors. (Note for CPU installation: no motherboard components with a height greater than 39mm, as well as the PSU, disk drives, VGA card, and RAM should be present within a 55mm radius from the center of the CPU.)

  • newegg It’s all about silence The 92mm fan inside the heatsink maximizes airflow and does not generate noise or vibration in Silent Mode. Adjustable fan speed controller (FAN MATE 2 and FAN MATE 2 cable) is included for control of noise and fan performance.
  • newegg Pure Copper and Pure Aluminum Materials Pure copper & pure aluminum base and fins disperse heat away from the CPU, while the central 92mm fan quickly cools the heatsink for stable operation of high performance CPUs.
  • newegg Versatile Compatibility The CNPS7000C-AlCu accommodates a broad range of sockets including Intel LGA 1155/1156/775 and AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2/754/939/940 (up to 95W TDP).

Learn more about the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd CNPS7000C-AlCu




Fan & Heatsinks
Intel: LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156
AMD: Socket 754 / 939 / 940 / AM2 / AM2+ / AM3

Note: Customers that purchased coolers before the inclusion of support for socket 1155/1156, can purchase the separately sold ZM-CS5B mounting kit for installation onto socket 1155/1156.
Bearing Type
2 Ball
1,350rpm ± 10% ~ 2,400rpm ± 10%
Noise Level
17.0dBA ± 10% ~ 24.0dBA ± 10%
Power Connector
3 Pin
Heatsink Material
Pure Copper & Pure Aluminum

Physical Spec

Heatsink Dimensions
109(L) x 107(W) x 63(H) mm
More than 450g


Does not generate noise or vibration in Silent Mode.

Pure copper base materials ensure excellent heat dissipation.

92mm fan inside the heatsink maximizes airflow.

Adjustable fan speed controller(FAN MATE 2) enables control of noise and fan performance.

CPU support: Pentium 4 Prescott, Pentium 4 Cedar Mill, Pentium 4, Celeron D, Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, Pentium Dual Core, Core i7, Core i5, Core i3, Sempron, Athlon, Athlon FX, 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-CS5B mounting kit for installation onto socket 1156.

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 CNPS7000C-AlCu

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  • Nathan M.
  • 6/19/2014 6:42:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggskn w the facts

Pros: this is a great cooler for mid - lower wat cpu's. it will cool a more powerful cpu, but there is a biger version of this you should consider for higher watt cpu's. -----SEE OTHER THOUGHTS-----

Cons: don't use this to cool one of those 6-8 core beasts. that would be like pulling a horse trailor with a passenger car. not a good idea. common sense people.

Other Thoughts: now- to the guy who was concerned about it not covering the whole "cpu" because the "cpu" was much larger--- the part you see is what is called a heat spreader. all cpu's (except laptops) have this heat spreader. the cpu is actually much smaller, usually located in the center. do an image serch on cpu with heat spreader removed and you will see how small the cpu really is. a heat sink doesn't need to cover the whole heat spreader- it really needs to be over the cpu mainly. the first time I used this was back in the old pentium 4 days, and it was smaller than the heat spreader, but cooled that chip very well. having a heatsink that covers the whole heat spreader will not be any more effective than one that coveres the cpu die area if the heat sinks are of identical heat dissapation capabilities. what makes these coolers so good is they dissipate heat exceptionally well for their size. I would have no problem using this on an intel i-5 or amd mid-range cpu.

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  • Kristin G.
  • 4/7/2013 7:47:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsnot as versatile as they say

Pros: Nice fan setup, pretty, looks good, does come with all kinds of hardware.

Cons: It says AM3 compatible, however the base plate on the heatsink is small, much smaller than an AM3 processor. I have a problem setting this on my processor under the assumption it will cool effectively.

Other Thoughts: It would clip on, however I am not confident enough that a cooler that does not cover the entire processor will cool it correctly. I don't want to risk my $160+ processor for a $30 cooler, I will RMA and find another one. Technically I was going to put this on an AM3+ newer processor, but it is the same size as the AM3 I replaced, just for clarity sake.

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  • veselin v.
  • 1/24/2012 1:29:19 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks good

Pros: Looks and feels nice and expensive. Heavy. Temps are cool, but in all honesty they were cool with the stock fan too.

Cons: That scheisse fan controller is some ugly scheisse, and you HAVE to use it, no choice. Without it the fan is loud as hell. I spend a lot of time in cable management, and taking this outside, and sticking it to my pretty case was horrible. Had to hide it somehow.

They should have used the same 4 pin connector as the original CPU fan, so the mobo can control it. Now its ugly and the mobo cannot control it.

Other Thoughts: Bracket was easy to install too. Taking 1 egg only because you can't use it without the damg ugly controller.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/13/2012 7:19:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsNot a good fan at all

Pros: Very low profile, easy to install.

Cons: It is very loud. I have an i7 2700k and at idle keeps the temps at 35C or so. Under load when i run intel burn test, it fails. It got to 90C with it and i had to stop the test immediatly. Have to look at alternative fans. Wouldn't recommend it to anybody.

Other Thoughts: Intel i7 2700k @ 3.5ghz
8gb Mushkin DDR3 memory
ASRock Z63 mATX
OCZ Vertex 3 90Gb SSD (OS Drive)
1.5TB Seagate HDD
Thermaltake Lanbox lite
660w OCZ ModXtreme

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  • Kiel D.
  • 1/8/2012 9:58:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsNearly toasted my CPU

Pros: Nothing I can think of.

Cons: 1. LOUD - Let me clarify by stating I bought this for an HTPC build, so low noise is crucial. On anything but the lowest speed setting, this thing reminds me of an old, off-balance CD-ROM drive. That's the exact sound I think of when I hear this spin up.

2. No automatic speed control. My BIOS has options to run the CPU fan on low and only ramp it up when things get hot, but the option seems entirely incompatible with this product. Runs at 100% the whole time unless I manually slow it down with the (included) controller, which then means it won't speed up when needed. And yes, I am plugging it into the right spot on my motherboard.

3. Inefficient - On low speed, where noise is acceptable, temps are not. My 2500k hits 85-90 degrees under load with this cooler.

4. Failed after one month. I was encoding a Blu-Ray and noticed CPU temps hitting 100. Immediately shut the encode process down and idle temps returned to 70-80. Opened up the PC and the fan was not spinning.

Other Thoughts: Mounted to an i5 2500k @ 4.0 ghz, 1.225 volts. Replaced with a Cooler Master Gemini 2 which keeps things under 70 even with a few hours of Prime95.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/23/2011 9:10:40 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat as always

Pros: I currently have three of these guys in the computers at my home. Two of which I have owned for over a year. They make great little replacement coolers. For those who still have Intel's push pin design. The fan itself is pretty quiet. Can rev up on load at times but not nearly as loud as stock cooling.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: Not really a con more of a gripe but. Zalman updated the way their mounting system works. Instead of having the "X" or rectangle brackets for Intel. They have these little screws and nuts to hold it in place. It may be simpler to take off and replace. But it also leaves more room for error. Especially if you forget to put on the tiny plastic inserts. As the nuts themselves can ground out the motherboard. If direct contact is made with them.

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  • jesus t.
  • 12/17/2011 10:11:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Last good while, easty to install

Cons: impossible to remove, doesnt not cool very good after 5 or so months and gets noisy

Other Thoughts: Its ok but theres something waaaay better for the price

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  • Robert R.
  • 11/24/2011 8:52:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBetter then stock!

Pros: Quiet, came with all parts needed and has some copper fins. Dropped my CPU temps by an easy 10c over stock. Mounted right up to my Intel I7 2600k and MSI MB with the included hardware.

Cons: Thermal grease was dried up, but I had plenty of fresh stuff on hand. Not a big deal, BUT can be for people who don't stock pile uncommon computer parts and/or may not know the difference. This might be the problem with some people and there temps being too high using this heat sink and the thermal grease that came with it.

Other Thoughts: Note: If your RAM is right next to the CPU(probably like most boards) then you'll have to move the RAM. If you board has only two spots this CPU might not fit. If your board has four RAM slots, and you only have two sticks of RAM, then just move the pair back one bank as I did.

Danger Den Black-Series Tower 21 case.
Intel i7 2600k CPU OC'd to 4ghz
MSI P67a-GD80 B3
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8GB (2x4gb)
Patriot PYRO 120 GB

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  • Chirag B.
  • 8/24/2011 6:45:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It cools an Intel core i7 with AS-5 very well. It also fits very well inside my HTPC case (SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum Grandia Series GD05B) with an optical drive. The fan controller is nice but I had to leave it at full power because I'm running an i7. Also a bit loud but I'm OK with that.

Cons: Requires access to the underside of the MB and my case made it difficult because I had to remove the MB from the case. My directions and actual installation differed significantly. The manual said for Intel CPU's the directions said to screw the heat sink to the mounting bracket. In reality I had to use the AMD directions by using the tension clips. I also had to install the heatsink by loosening the screws on the mounting bracket to get the clips to lock in place. Then I had to use a screwdriver to hold the screws and use my fingers to tighten the nuts.

Other Thoughts: The nuts and washers are nice but I wish they used a back plate instead because you can tighten the screws from the topside of the MB instead of having to use a screwdriver to hold the screws and finger tighten the nuts.

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  • Cheryl K.
  • 7/8/2011 12:17:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPretty good

Pros: Good cooling, Quiet.

Cons: A tiny bit tricky for Amd processors(but not really) wouldn't reccomend for processors over like 95w.

Other Thoughts: I'm running on the AMD Athalon II X4 640 at 95w. I read the other reviews on here and a lot of them were saying "The force required to install in the amd socket is outrageous. I don't know how strong they are, and sure it is higher than most other heatsinks and fans but it's really no big deal if you just put some muscle into it. And it took me a few minutes of re-analyzing the instructions for how to install the amd version, but I got it really quickly and installing this thing was actually a piece of cake. I keep another fan behind my system that helps it cool it much better, but on the stock amd after running the witcher for about an hour it was around 50 degrees celsius and on this cooler it was around 40 degrees celsius. Reguardless of what people are complaining about for the amd version, if you have and amd processor that's under 95w I say go for it. Installation is really not as hard as everyone is saying.

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