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ZALMAN CNPS12X 120mm Long Life Bearing High Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler

  • Quiet Mode(with RC5): 850 ~ 1,100rpm +/- 10% Performance Mode(without RC5): 950 ~ 1,200rpm +/- 10%
  • Pure Copper, Aluminum


zalman CNPS12X

Powerful Cooling Performance

Optimally designed aluminum fins disperse heat away from the CPU via six high performance heatpipes by utilizing I.H.D technology, while the high capacity 120mm Triple fan quickly cools the heatsink for stable operation of high performance CPUs.

*I.H.D: Interactive Heatpipe-transfer Design

zalman CNPS12X

Ultra Quiet Triple Blue LED FAN

Switching noise eliminated! 120mm Triple Fans incorporated for ultra quiet operation and blue LEDs for cool aesthetics.

*"Switching noise" is the high frequency harmonic noise that can result from voltage regulation.

zalman CNPS12X

VFP Dual Heatsink

Optimized dual heatsink, applying Variable Fin Profile (V.F.P) technology, maximizes it's performance through a dual air-intake structure that increases airflow.

*Radiator Surface Area: 9,635cm²
*Noise: 22dBA ±10% (with RC5)

zalman CNPS12X

W-DTH Base Applied

As applying W-DTH - Whole-Direct Touch Heatpipes - technology, heatpipes in the Base Cover touch the CPU directly and transfer the CPU's heat directly to heatpipes, thereby minimizing heat resistance and maximizing cooling performance in a short time.

Composite Heatpipe Applied

By utilizing Composite Heatpipes, the heat transfer capacity is enhanced by 50% compared to the ordinary sintered-type heatpipes.

*Composite Heatpipe: Featuring a "Sintered Metal" type wick, resulting in outstanding capillary pumping performance, and a high thermal conductive design of "Axial Grooves" which increase the heat transfer rate.

Black-Pearl Nickel Plating

The entire heatsink of CNPS12X is plated with "Black-Pearl" Nickel for a long-term corrosion resistance, while the deep "Black-Pearl" tone along with the high intensity Blue LEDs reinforce its powerful aesthetics.

zalman CNPS12X

Versatile Compatibility

CNPS12X accommodates a broad range of sockets including Intel's upcoming LGA 2011 socket, as well as AMD's sockets.

LGA 1150 / 2011 / 1366 / 1156 / 1155 / 775
FM2 / FM1 / AM3+ / AM3 / AM2+ / AM2

Moreover, thanks to highly optimized heatsink design, CNPS12X is able to be compatible with a Mid -Tower Case with its width is 180mm or wider.

High Performance Super Thermal Grease ZM-STG2

The included all new high performance thermal grease ZM-STG2 maximizes heat transfer from the CPU to the base of CNPS12X for intensified cooling performance.

zalman CNPS12X

Middle Case Support

The cooler's height is 154mm, and it can be installed in midsized cases which measure 180mm in width.

zalman CNPS12X

Compatible CPUs

Socket CPU CPU Compatibility
Intel 2011 Core i7 Extreme Supports all speeds
1155 / 1156 Core i7 Extreme Supports all speeds
Core i7
Core i5
Core i3
1150 Core i7 Supports all speeds
Core i5
1366 Core i7 Extreme Supports all speeds
Core i7
775 Core 2 Quad Supports all speeds
Core 2 Duo
Core 2 Extreme
Pentium Dual Core
Pentium D
Pentium 4
Celeron D
AMD FM1 LIano Supports all speeds
FM2 Trinity Supports all speeds
AM3+ Vishera Supports all speeds
AM3 Phenom II Supports all speeds
Athlon II
AM2+ Phenom II Supports all speeds
Athlon FX
Athlon X2
AM2 Athlon FX Supports all speeds
Athlon X2
Dual-Core Opteron



Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.9 x 5.2 x 6 inches (151 x 132 x 154mm)
Weight 2.2lb (1,000g)
Materials Pure Copper, Aluminum
Dissipation Area 9,635cm²
Heatpipes 6
Fan Low Noise 120mm Blue LED Fan
Fan Bearing Long Life Bearing
Fan Bearing Long Life Bearing
Fan RPM Quiet Mode(with RC5) 850 - 1,100RPM ± 10% Performance Mode(without RC5) 950 - 1,200RPM ± 10%
Noise Quiet Mode(with RC5) 22dBA ± 10% Performance Mode(without RC5) 24dBA ± 10%

Thermal Grease (ZM-STG2)

Color Gray
Capacity 0.12oz (3.5g)
Specific Gravity @ 23°C 2.88
Thermal Resistance 8mm² • K/W
Thermal Conductivity 4.1W/mK
Temperature Stability -40 - 302°F (-40 - 150°C)

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