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ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa 92mm FSB (Fluid Shield Bearing) Powerful Cooling Performance CPU Cooler

  • 1400 ~ 2800rpm ± 10%
  • 20 ~ 32dBA ± 15%
  • Pure Copper, Aluminum
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The ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa is a quiet, yet powerful CPU cooler on a budget. An ultra quiet 92mm PWM fan with fluid shield bearing, three heatpipes and aluminum fins combine to deliver efficient heat dissipation to keep your CPU cool. Broad socket compatibility makes it suitable for almost all the mainstream motherboard platforms.

  • newegg Powerful Cooling Performance Three heatpipes and aluminum fins are designed for maximum cooling while cooler setup quickly expels hot air out of the case.
  • newegg Ultra Quiet 92mm Fluid Shield Bearing Fan An ultra quiet 92mm fan with FSB bearing is incorporated for minimized noise and excellent cooling.
  • newegg PWM Fan Control The PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) Fan automatically adjusts fan speed (RPM) according to the CPU’s temperature.
  • newegg Easy Installation The cooler is designed with tool-less installation clip, making installation convenient.
  • newegg High Performance Super Thermal Grease ZM-STG2M The included all new high performance thermal grease ZM-STG2M maximizes heat transfer from the CPU to the base of CNPS5X for intensified cooling performance.
  • newegg Versatile Compatibility CNPS5X accommodates a broad range of sockets including Intel LGA 1155 / 1156 / 775 and AMD FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2.


Learn more about the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd CNPS5X Performa

Model

Brand
ZALMAN
Model
CNPS5X Performa

Spec

Type
Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size
92mm
Compatibility
Intel LGA 1150/ 1155 / 1156 / 775

AMD FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2
Bearing Type
FSB (Fluid Shield Bearing)
RPM
1400 ~ 2800rpm +/- 10%
Noise Level
20 ~ 32dBA +/- 15%
Power Connector
4 Pin
Heatsink Material
Pure Copper, Aluminum

Physical Spec

Weight
320g

Features

Features
Input Voltage: 12V

Function: PWM Control, Auto Restart

Three heatpipes and aluminum fins are designed for maximum cooling while cooler setup quickly expels hot air out of the case.

An ultra quiet 92mm fan with FSB bearing is incorporated for minimized noise and excellent cooling.

The PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) Fan automatically adjusts fan speed (RPM) according to the CPU's temperature.

The cooler is designed with tool-less installation clip, making installation convenient.

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd CNPS5X Performa

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  • bronson j.
  • 4/4/2014 11:03:36 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggssimple and easy install on amd and intel

Pros: very easy instal (didn't even need the manual self explanatory for amd ). i got this for my core 2 duo that was over heating then built a new rig with amd fx 6300 kept the c2d around 40c and the fx around 40c as well (under load) (but my ambient temp very cold ) quite and better than stock

Cons: docking an egg due to the fact my unit was received with a few bent fins (bent them back with a flat head screwdriver).
also doesn't bring me red bull.

Other Thoughts: better than stock and at the price its un beatable !

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  • Chii H.
  • 4/1/2014 11:44:15 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat value, silent at low RPM

Pros: Better performance than stock intel HSF, silent at low RPM. Cheap. Easy to install, does not interfere with DIMM slots. Universal mounting system (AM3, LGA115x, LGA1366). Low height (135mm) - suitable for smaller systems

Cons: Noisy at max RPM. My unit came with a small nick on the baseplate, but did not affect its cooling performance.

Other Thoughts: IDLE:
Intel - 29C @ 1000 rpm; Silent
Zalman CNPS5X - 24C @ 1200 rpm; Silent

LOAD: (4x Prime95 for 1 hr)
Intel - 66C @ 1800 rpm; Quiet (barely audible)
Zalman CNPS5X (PWM) - 51C @ 1400 rpm; Silent
Zalman CNPS5X (Max RPM) - 46C @ 2600 rpm; moderately noisy

All tests run on i5 4670K at stock frequencies.

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  • Pat K.
  • 3/28/2014 8:57:31 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent

Pros: I should have written this immediately after I bought it and put it on. Works perfectly, still not too loud at full speed.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This dropped my i5-2500k (with arctic silver) down to 60C max @ full load. 79C max @ 4.0ghz. Idles each core between 29-31C. I'm afraid to sink stuff underwater so I'll stick to fans.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/28/2014 7:49:05 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Price. 10 degrees cooler than with stock for a fx 6350. Clears my ram. Easy install on amd.

Cons: none

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  • Oscar O.
  • 3/24/2014 11:17:55 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPretty Good Actually

Pros: I've had this cooler for about a month and it's much quieter than my stock AMD cooler and also dropped my CPU temperatures by 10 degrees. It fit nicely on my TA770 A2+ SE motherboard without blocking any RAM slots.

Cons: None really works well for the price.

Other Thoughts: Not completely silent, but very quite compare to stock coolers. The part that contacts the CPU was smaller than the CPU so you might not need to cover the entire area of the CPU with thermal paste.

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  • Carol W.
  • 3/20/2014 7:28:39 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Ready to install for AMD. Fits in my case. Quieter that the heat sink/fan that it replaced. Comes with thermal grease.

Cons: Overhangs the fan connector. Installing by instructions, it say to install heat sink then plug in fan. Do yourself a favor, plug in fan before installing.

Other Thoughts: Does its job.

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  • Ronn K.
  • 3/19/2014 5:53:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Very quiet.
Very efficient.
Using it with an AMD 8620 3.7 GHz (not overclocked), an
ASUS M5A97 LE R2.0 MB, 8 Gb GSKILLS 1866MHz (2x4) and a Radeon 260x 1Gb Video card. Single 92mm case fan
Avg temp at idle 65*F
Highest temp achieved after 25 hrs of playing GRID2/Civilization V/Kerbal Space Program and Skyrim all at ultra settings per Coretemp: 122 *F.

Cons: None at this time.

Other Thoughts: Easy install, very efficient, therefore the only test left is time. As I have only had it for about 2 weeks I cannot attest to its longevity yet. But seems to be very well made. Does not feel 'Cheap' at all.

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  • James F.
  • 3/19/2014 9:13:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs92 mm Cooler

Pros: Great Cooling on a stock FX-6300. I have yet to exceed 40c playing BF3/4 with an ambient air temperature of 65f. Idles in the low 20c's. Overall it is about 15c cooler than the stock cooler at idle and full load. Much quieter too. Installation was pretty easy, and I like the fact that I can screw down the mounts instead of using the lever on the stock cooler. This cooler seems more secure. Does not interfere with my RAM (GSkill Ripjaws X)

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It was between a CM tx-3 and this for my cooler. I don't think I could have gone wrong with either but I think this one is a bit lighter (320g) so I worry less about this thing hanging off my motherboard. I don't plan on getting too crazy with overclocking so I wanted a smaller fan that would not interfere with RAM slots. So far this works great.

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  • Patricia J.
  • 3/12/2014 6:09:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsZALMAN CNPS5X Performa 92mm FSB (Fluid Shield Bearing) Powerful Cooling Performance CPU Cooler

Pros: Great cooler ... Keeps my FX 6300 cool ... I am running at up to 4.6GHZ without a heat issue but I usally run at 4.35 in normal use. As I write this my CPU is at 34C and yjr processor is at 4.35... On the thermal paste that came with it, it might do better with aftermarket Can't ask for more ... Wasn't as hard to install as some have complained about but it could have been better thought out...

Cons: None at all.. You should only have to install it once ...

Other Thoughts: Glad I bought it .. Would buy another ...

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  • David R.
  • 3/11/2014 10:55:51 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Good Price.. When on sale Great Price..

Cons: Gamble Really..when they work they work .. if not then not.. Have Bought 3 1 fan got very Loud after 6-7 months 1 works Great keeps wife's athlon II 450 running in the 20ies Having Hard time keeping my Phenom II 965 Black under 40 at idle.. took it off and realized only about half the plate and pipes are touching :) really no way to plane it smooth so Like I said.. Not always the smoothest bottom on some..

Other Thoughts: when they work they work well..when they don't they don't....I've only gotten 3 from New Egg But have had Others.. Id Say Ya Have a 50/50 Chance. Price Is right. So You Decide :) Last 2 got for 10 bucks each on sale / with rebate.. Would cost more to return then to buy another

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