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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 CNPS5X Performa is designed for users seeking a quieter, better performing, and more attractive solution than a stock cooler. If you are building a small form factor system or looking for a budget aftermarket cooler, this might be for you. If you are not sure, the reviews speak for itself.



ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa
Powerful Cooling Performance

Three heatpipes and aluminum fins are designed for maximum cooling while the PWM fan rapidly expels hot air out of the case.

ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa
Ultra-Quiet 92mm Fluid Shield Bearing Fan

Ultra-quiet 92mm fan with FSB bearing is equipped for minimal noise and excellent cooling.

ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa
PWM Fan Control

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

ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa
Easy Installation

Secure the bracket with push pins, adjust the lever on the heatsink, and you are all set. Super quick and easy.

ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa
High Performance Super Thermal Grease ZM-STG2M

The ZM-STG2M thermal grease optimizes the heat transfer from the CPU to the base of CNPS5X by sealing air pockets and creating a strong viscous bond between the CPU and the cooler.

ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa
Versatile Compatibility

CNPS5X accommodates a broad range of sockets. Intel LGA 1150 / 1151 / 1155 / 1156 / 775
AMD FM2 / FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2


INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

The cooler`s installation requires an unobstructed space of 127mm(L), 64mm(W), and 134mm(H), with the CPU as a central reference point. Please check if components such as ODD, VGA and PSU protrude into the required space.

Motherboard Installation Reference

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  Socket CPU CPU Compatibility
Intel 1155/1156 Core i7 Supports all speeds
Core i5
Core i3
1150/1151 Core i7 Supports all speeds
Core i5
775 Core 2 Quad Supports all speeds
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Extreme
Pentium Dual Core
Pentium D
Pentium 4
Celeron D
AMD FM1 Llano Supports all speeds
FM2 Trinity Supports all speeds
AM3+ Vishera Supports all speeds
Zambezi Supports all speeds
AM3 Phenom II Supports all speeds
Athlon II
AM2+ Phenom II Supports all speeds
Phenom
Athlon FX
Athlon X2
Athlon
Sempron
AM2 Athlon FX Supports all speeds
Athlon X2
Athlon
Sempron
940 Dual-Core Opteron Supports all speeds
Opteron
Athlon FX
939 Dual-Core Opteron Supports all speeds
Opteron
Athlon FX
Athlon X2
Athlon
754 Athlon Supports all speeds
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Dimensions
127(L) x 64(W) x 134(H)mm
Weight 320g
Materials Pure Copper, Aluminum
Fan RPM 1,350 ~ 2,700rpm ± 10%
Noise 20 ~ 32dBA ± 15%
Fan Bearing FSB(Fluid Shield Bearing)
Input Voltage 12V
Function PWM Control, Auto Restart

THERMAL GREASES (ZM-STG2M)
Color Gray
Capacity 1g
Temperature Stability -40°C ~ +150°C (-40? ~ +302?)

What's in the box
ZALMAN CNPS5X Performa
  • - Cooler
  • - Clip Support
  • - Pushpin
  • - Thermal Grease (ZM-STG2M)
  • - User`s Manual
  • 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

Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Customer Reviews of the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd CNPS5X Performa

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/25/2016 5:58:08 AM

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well for it's size and cost

Pros: Does not require motherboard removal. Good performance for an inexpensive 11 ounce cooler with a 92mm fan.

Cons: Sliding tabs with screws (universal mounting) take some fiddling. Fan appears to be proprietary.

Other Thoughts: Using this on an AMD FX 8320e with all cores overclocked to 4Ghz. Max temp under stress test 55c. Temps while gaming in the low to mid 40's.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/5/2016 6:27:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHeard its a good fan, shame I can't find out myself

Pros: Good airflow
Fits large towers easily
Doesn't get in the way of cables

Cons: Doesn't actually fit what they say it will fit
Box came missing parts

Other Thoughts: Purchased this heat sink / fan combo as my old fan was starting to die out on me. Did a lot of research and decided to try Zalman for the first time. Good reviews, good price and friends have had good experiences with this product. Paid for rush delivery as my PC dying out would be a massive issue. The product came in, packed well and securely. Brought it to a PC repair place for them to install for me, I didn't want to deal with thermal paste that day. Only to find out that the brackets they sent with it did not fit my AM 3+ mobo. This is even after calling Zalman and being assured that yes this heatsink WILL fit on the mobo, they did caution that the height of it might not fit. Ended up giving it away to someone at the repair shop that needed it badly to fix their kid's computer. According to them, runs cool, runs quiet, runs perfect. So 3/5 easily, just wish I had it in my at the time.

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  • ryan v.
  • 2/7/2016 8:17:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsdont buy stay away from this look else ware if you have an AMD cpu

Pros: price

Cons: kept having high temps and throttling no matter what i did and i didn't use to much or to littler thermal past after the 7th time i notice the cooler wasnt properly made and one end was shorter than the other which is why it never properly seated on my fx8350

Other Thoughts: 2nd zalman cooler i bought and its worse than my 8350 stock cpu cooler as after this review im rma it after 7 times trying to install it properly i had enough and put it back in its box no other cpu cooler ive own has given me this much of a headache and im dissapointed to no end with it

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  • eric b.
  • 1/22/2016 2:31:14 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat price and performance

Pros: Low price
Quality
Performance
Copper
Easy to install
Compatibility

Cons: Hard to find

Other Thoughts: I have been using cnps5 fan for years and always been happy. It is silent , gives great air flow and is very solid and durable. It Is very easy to install and can work with many sockets. I highly recommend this to have a great value and performance and save money. I saw other big fans sold for a lot more. This fan is a nice upgrade from stock coolers. It can help making more overclocking if needed. Problem now is that it is hard to find and many stores dont have them anymore. Grab one if you can while it lasts.

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  • PAUL M.
  • 1/15/2016 6:25:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat value!

Pros: I wanted a better cooler than the one that came with my new FM2+ quad core, and I didn't want to spend a lot. This cooler is fabulous! It is SO quiet. I bought it for a new hot build -- and now I've ordered another, to quiet an older system that I'm re-purposing. This cooler will sit in a silent, headless system in the living room, and no one will even notice that it's there!

Cons: This rascal is on the tall side. MEASURE before you buy, to be certain it will fit.

Other Thoughts: I had no idea that I could get such a good cooler for so little money. I love it!

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  • Andrew K.
  • 12/20/2015 7:44:36 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Product!!

Pros: Keeps my Phenom|| 970 very cool, I have it overclocked to 4 ghz and my cpu never goes above 60 under heavy load, Isn't that noisy at all. Give you an example I have my video card set to 63% fan usage and it's louder than this CPU cooler. I think other reviewers either don't have good air flow or are simply setting things up incorrectly

Cons: Whish it would fit more sockets like a I7 2011-3 I will be upgrading to that soon and can't recycle that piece of hardware.

Other Thoughts: MSI 790 fx GD70 motherboard
6gigs G-skill 1033 ram
Saphire HD 6950 2gb
Phenom || 970 3.5 ghz OC to 4.0
PC power and cooling 750 watt PSU

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  • John M.
  • 12/1/2015 12:41:51 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood fan

Pros: Inexpensive, effective

Cons: A bit noisier than expected

Other Thoughts: My 8 core CPU never gets above 52-53C at full load. Technically, it's noisier than expected. Technically, I can't hear it because of 480mm worth of cheapo case fans I have installed, and I game with headphones anyway. If you've got a thing for extra-quiet, get something else. If you just care about cooling your CPU well for little expense, I'd recommend it.

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  • Carl H.
  • 10/9/2015 9:16:05 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: It was free.

Cons: This is an update to an earlier review "Noisy Fan". l emailed (support.usa@zalmanusa.com) Zalman with my complaint, and they sent me a new fan. The new fan sounds exactly like the old one. Thanks Zalman.

Other Thoughts: Zalman's Customer Support is great, just this product leaves a lot to be desired.

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  • Anonymous
  • 10/3/2015 2:14:10 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCheap!

Pros: Looks nice. Slim and small.

Cons: Heat pipes have a very rough finish at the base and the cooler does not sit flush on my CPU. Manufacturer said this is normal.

Unnecessarily wide mounting. This cooler will not fit on a MSI A88XI AC V2 motherboard if you have a GPU installed.

Other Thoughts: Tried returning it, but shipping was expensive and not worth the hassle.

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  • Carl H.
  • 9/18/2015 9:47:30 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNoisy

Pros: Looks good

Cons: l bought it in 9/13 and at the time l couldn't have been any happier with it. Looks good, good price, easy to install, and all from a well known company. Then little by little it got noisier, and noisier. Now it's to the point that l use that computer very little. This is in a smoke free home, and the inside of this computer gets cleaned on a regular basis.

Other Thoughts: l highly recommend buying from elsewhere. Maybe a Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO, that's the one l'm getting.

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