Joined on 08/03/03
Works just great
Pros: Great buy for the money, high speed/low price, easy to install.
Cons: Runs maybe a bit on the warm side, but isn't nearly as bad as some would have you believe.
Overall Review: A friend and I bought identical computer setups, put them together, and voila. In his set up everything went fine, be sure to use artic silver 5 however. Setting up my system it was originally having serious heat issues (idle at 70c) and would sometimes overheat and shut down. After reapplying the gel NUMEROUS times start the thing up and it was idling at 43 c. The heatsink and fan that come with the chip work fine, as long as you get the right spread of thermal gel. If not - drop the extra 60 bucks on the zalman 9500. Otherwise, play around, do it right, and the whole set up works great.