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ZALMAN CNPS7000V(AL)-1-PWM 92mm FSB (Fluid Shield Bearing) Silent Pure Aluminum CPU Cooler with enhanced performance and silent operation

  • 800 ~ 2,600rpm +/-15%
  • Aluminum
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Learn more about the Zalman Tech Co., Ltd CNPS7000V(AL)-1-PWM

Model

Brand
ZALMAN
Model
CNPS7000V(AL)-1-PWM

Spec

Type
Fan & Heatsinks
Fan Size
92mm
Compatibility
Intel LGA 775 / 1155 / 1156 / 1150
AMD Socket AM2 / AM2+ / AM3
Bearing Type
FSB (Fluid Shield Bearing)
RPM
800 ~ 2,600rpm +/-15%
Noise Level
20 ~ 32dBA +/-15%
Power Connector
3 Pin
Color
Black
Heatsink Material
Aluminum

Physical Spec

Weight
240g

Features

Features
Does not generate noise or vibration in Silent Mode.

92mm fan inside the heatsink maximizes airflow.

Pure Aluminum base materials ensure excellent heat dissipation.

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  • Robert H.
  • 6/23/2014 8:29:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNearly Silent

Pros: Very nearly silent. I installed this in my computer more than a year ago. With a high-quality psu, SSD, and no case fans, for a long time I couldn't even tell if my computer was on or not unless I put my ear right up to the side of the case. I paid ten bucks and I couldn't have been happier.

Cons: Over time, the fan has gotten a little bit louder. I am very picky about noise, and I still find it tolerable. At this point I would call the noise barely perceptable.

Other Thoughts: I'm not pushing my computer to do anything other than basic web browsing, some HD video watching, and music listening.

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  • Shaun M.
  • 6/22/2014 11:55:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Cool look

Cons: The clip support seems to only fit on an intel motherboard. Doesn't line up with either my am3 or am3+ boards.

Other Thoughts: Looks cool and probably be a great fan if it actually fit the sockets it says it does.

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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  • Erick S.
  • 5/23/2014 9:01:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsProbably OK for Modern CPUs

Pros: Nice design
Good size
Low profile
Lightweight

Cons: Inadequately cools my AM2 processor
Base does not cover entire CPU heat spreader
Fan quite loud at top speed
No heatpipes, but that's why it's cheap
Base is not smooth, has some rough texture

Other Thoughts: I got this for my HTPC, which is using an old AM2 board with an Athlon 64 X2 5000+, which is 65 watts. Can't find anywhere that says what the max wattage this cooler can handle, but for the physical size 65 watts should be no problem. Watching 1080p youtube pushes the CPU temps into the high 60's. At that temp the fan is going at about 2700 RPM, and is quite loud, loud enough to hear over whatever I'm watching.

The only reason I can think of for the cooler not being able to keep temps down are either the base not covering the whole heat spreader, or it just can't handle the heat this old processor produces.

So, I'm going to have to find a better low profile cooler that can be silent and keep my processor cool. Maybe one with heatpipes. Or a larger fan.

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  • Hope P.
  • 5/12/2014 12:16:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCool looking

Pros: This did well on a haswell i3. Temps were great. It looks cool and is quiet. It is larger than it looks in the pictures.

Cons: On a test computer under prime 95 this will not work on an i7 4770. It will do fine under daily loads and lite gaming but at 100% my the PC over heated 5 minutes into prime. I have good cable managment and 4 120mm fans in the case with it. So I would not use this on an i7 if you are going to use it for gaming.

Other Thoughts: i3 great
i5 should work
i7 not enough cooling

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  • Ryan M.
  • 4/30/2014 9:42:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat for HTPC!

Pros: As the title says...I used this for a HTPC and it works perfectly! Very quiet and easy to install for AMD sockets.

Cons: None

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  • Frank C.
  • 4/19/2014 11:33:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsQuiet Fan

Pros: The fan is a 4 pin PWM, Large Al heatsink. All good things (you probably don't need copper).

I snapped my old mounting bracket on my server and bought this fan assuming the circular plastic mounting bracket would fit right to my AM2+ MOBO. I was wrong, but that is my fault. Some JB Weld and a couple screws fixed that problem up...

The product is quiet but like all mechanical devices time will tell how the bearings hold up. It is a strong selling point that they are fluid bearings but for the modest price of 15.99 I would question the quality of the fluid and its enclosure, like the oil in your I can only assume it will break down over time.

Cons: No cons that I could identify, time will tell.

Other Thoughts: Should have bought a mounting bracket instead of rigging my busted one.

Don't forget to enter your BIOS or UEFI (or whatever kids are using these days) and change the configuration to 4 pin PWM is you are upgrading from a 8 year old stock fan!

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/10/2014 4:05:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsworthless

Pros: It's cheap, and should be an easy install.

Cons: I couldn't install it when I needed it. The plastic plugs that go through the motherboard did not go all the way through, so the unit would not mount.

Other Thoughts: I did give two eggs because there is a chance it would have fit on a different board, but I've never had this issue with any board and heatsink combo, so it's probably just a poorly designed heatsink or poor quality control.

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  • Craig H.
  • 4/1/2014 6:42:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsShort and Quiet

Pros: This little cooler is a Godesnd. I needed a short cooler to put in my HTPC and this one fits perfectly. It also looks pretty cool and is very quiet.

Cons: None

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  • Jessica L.
  • 3/14/2014 3:38:50 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood for its purpose.

Pros: Pretty good little cooler for it's intended purpose. I have no idea what kind of RAM people are using, but I use Ballistix Sport and had no problem with clearance with the 2 closer of the 4 RAM slots being utilized. Fan is very quiet, and is 4-pin. See other thoughts for further comment.

Cons: It is somewhat delicate, but that is to be expected out of an aluminum heat sink.

Other Thoughts: I've used a few Zalman coolers now, and my impression has been such that they are meant to exceed stock coolers, while not being of the caliber of overclocking-performance coolers.

This in mind, I have no idea why anyone who has ever used an aftermarket cooler would think you'd be safe putting this particular unit onto an 8-core processor, much less to overclock said processor on top of that. The guy who claims he melted the cooler to his CPU did both of these things, but it also sounds as if he used thermal ADHESIVE instead of COMPOUND which would also cause such an incident to happen, as adhesive would literally "glue" the cooler to the processor (every manufacturer website I know of out there flat out tells you not to use adhesive for CPU's, especially Arctic). Don't use thermal adhesive on your CPU.

I used Ceramique 2 by Arctic, not because I think it would actually benefit from the more advanced compound, but because I am just anally retentive and wanted to use the best as none of the Zalman's I've ever used, while being superior to all their stock counterparts, have ever had a mirrored surface on the contact point and this particular compound is much thicker in consistency than Silver 5. This was my first time ever using Ceramique, but the cooler has already dropped my idle temp by about 5 degrees and this isn't even 1 cycle into the break in period for the compound.

Also, this has been seated to a non-unlocked, 3.0ghz Deneb-based Athlon 2 X3, and has no issue with moving around as some people have claimed on AM2/AM3 formats. I'm guessing theirs isn't an AM2/AM3 format, primarily based on the fact I've had a couple of computer tech stores try to sell me parts for the older Socket A which is not the same mounting bracket as the AM2/AM3/AM3+ bracket, while arguing with me that it was the same until they took the older Socket A out from their back store stash and compared it side-by-side with an AM2 or AM3.

I hope this rant clears up some confusion out there.

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  • Jessica L.
  • 3/14/2014 3:18:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsModularity really helps.

Pros: The cables were pretty long, which in some cases may not be favorable, but is pretty nice in a mATX case. Got this to replace a CX430M. It's heavier, which is nice, means the capacitors and coils are probably more dense. Fan is very quiet. The cables are very flexible, and the connectors went into all the components without a problem. It includes a triple device SATA string; I had to rearrange my SSD's to fit both on the same string with the optical, but that wasn't a problem as it helped make arrangement more tidy anyway. I like that the motherboard and CPU cables are hardwired, more solid connection to both of these power taps.

Cons: I have none. Very good layout for a mATX board, in my opinion.

Other Thoughts: I can see how the cable length can annoy some people with mini-ITX systems. It is configured so that the connectors are right-side-up if the unit is bottom-mounted. My case has a top mount for the PSU, and the 3-device string was long enough so I could actually run the string from top device to bottom device, then wire tie the stem of the string back up along the way to plugging it into the supply.

Specifically, I am using a Cooler Master Elite 341 (discontinued model) and have the 2nd 5.25" bay, the top 3.5" bay and the top HDD tab set, all connected to the 3-device string. Otherwise, I would have had to twist the cable stem to get it to fit and that would have gotten tacky as my optical sits rather deeply into the case and the stem is the longest part of this cable. Hope this visual gives an idea as to the length of the cables.

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