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   Here are some of the results we achieved:

Heatisnk

CPU

Ambient

Idle

Full Load

CNPS2005

1400 MHz @ 1.75v Normal

27C

45

52

 

1400 MHz @ 1.75v Quiet

27C

N/A

N/A

CNPS3100

1400 MHz @ 1.75v Normal

27C

42C

49C

 

1400 MHz @ 1.75v Quiet

27C

55C

63C

CNPS5000

1400 MHz @ 1.75v Normal

27C

ABORTED

ABORTED

 

1400 MHz @ 1.75v Quiet

27C

ABORTED

ABORTED

   For how quiet the CNPS2005 and CNPS3100 are they cool quite well. I was surprised to see the CNPS3100 within 4C of my OCZ Gladiator at full load temps. Pretty good and it cut the sound in my case by at least half. One thing that I didn't like about the CNPS2005 and CNPS3100 were the noise reducers. They cut the performance of the heatsink too much in the sake of getting rid of noise. A full load temp of 63C is simply unacceptable for any heatsink.

   CNPS2005:

  Pros:
  • Looks nice
  • Low noise

  Cons:

  • Can't handle the heat generated by higher MHZ AMD's, better suited at cooling Intel chips. 
  • The clip is a pain to install and uninstall in tight spaces (my case). 
  • The fan bracket needs to be made adjustable to support a wider range of motherboards/cases. 
  • Noise reducer can't be used with High MHz AMD CPU's

   CNPS3100:

  Pros:
  • Low Noise
  • Cools very well
  • Looks nice

  Cons:

  • The clip is a pain to install and uninstall in tight spaces (my case). 
  • The fan bracket needs to be made adjustable to support a wider range of motherboards/cases. 
  • The noise reducer makes the cooler perform very poorly.

   CNPS5000:

  Pros:
  • Bolt through motherboard design

  Cons:

  • Bolt through motherboard design not very well implemented, chipped the corners of my core
  • Was only touching less than of my core
  • Caused the Processor to thermal out causing spontaneous reboots
  • The die doesn't land in the middle of cooler but towards the edge where the aluminum bar is 
  • Followed the directions to the letter and it chipped the corners of my core and almost fried my CPU
  • You have to disassemble your computer to put the HSF on

 Zalman CNPS5000

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