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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




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

Physical Spec

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


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

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 CNPS9700 LED

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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 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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  • Antony B.
  • 10/9/2014 5:48:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggspurchased new, but got a used.. just sign :(

Pros: looks cool

Cons: haven't even used it yet but already upset at newegg. my brother purchased brand new for me. it should be in brand new condition, but it's been used. when i opened it i saw black char on the contact plate but then realized it was used thermal paste someone didn't finish cleaning up. so i check the the thermal paste bottle included and it's empty!!! the shiny contact plate has scratches.

Other Thoughts: i feel bad about putting 1 egg for the product but i'm so upset. it's not that the product is bad, i haven't even used it. i assume it's not zalman's fault so i blame newegg for this. not even sure what i should do now, because my brother got it for me and i don't want to tell him the bad news and make him deal with return rma

Manufacturer Response:

Dear valued customer,

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

Thank you.

Best regards,

Zalman USA Customer Service

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  • Tim C.
  • 10/5/2014 9:51:38 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorked great in its time

Pros: 1 of the best air coolers I have ever owned for my CPU back in its day. Bought this back on 2/12/2007 and still have it stored away. This kept my amd phenom 2 x3 triple core cpu at around 15c idle and no higher then 25 - 30c at full load. The thermal paste Zalman used and may still use today was the best I found out there and used it on many cpu's over the years till I ran out.

Cons: NONE. .

Other Thoughts: It don't fit my FX8350 and I don't have the mounting bracket for an amd chip any longer. :-(

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  • Jon J.
  • 9/11/2014 1:48:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsVery Pleased!

Pros: Looks very good and it works very good. More than 2 years old on several of them that I had purchased.

Cons: Non.

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  • Mr. C.
  • 9/7/2014 5:21:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWhat a difference!

Pros: Have a AMD FX-8350 that was topping 63C just with Flash apps in a browser with the stock fan/heatsink. Installed this and now it's about 45C. Couldn't run games at 5760x1080 without the machine rebooting and alarms going off (I imagine I was hitting close to the 70C threshold). Now it's hitting 57C max with those games. Pretty easy to install - the AMD bracket slips right on. Found it easier to install than the stock unit. Just wish it was 4 wire PWM, but didn't want to shell out more $$$. This fit the bill nicely!

Cons: none really - would be neat if it had the 4 wire for mobo control.

Other Thoughts: This is my second Zalman sink/fan combo - first one was for a Pentium 4 that worked just as well back in the day. There are some who have issues with clearance. I have an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 mobo in a Coolermaster N300 case; and I have no issues with clearance for memory, chipset cooling, etc. worked out great!

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  • Andrew K.
  • 9/4/2014 10:54:13 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAMAZING

Pros: This thing is so freaking quite even when i max out the RPMs Keeps my cpu ultra cool even when running multiple games on ultra just for kicks.

Cons: none so far

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