Zalman CNPS9500-AM2 Aero Flower Cooler- Replaced by the Zalman CNPS9500A-LED Aero Flower Cooler
First there was the CNPS9500-LED and what success that has proved to be! Then the CNPS9500-AT for Intel only graced our shop. Now Zalman have introduced a new version of this excellent cooler, the CNPS9500-AM2. Performance-wise, this cooler works in exactly the same way as the CNPS9500-LED. It is supplied with a standard 3-pin fan cable and a FANMATE2 to allow you to control the fan speed.
The most striking difference between the other versions and this new AM2 cooler is the finish of the product. The CNPS9500-AM2 has been given a makeover. Instead of the plain copper look it has been nickel plated which gives it a more sophisticated look and feel. In addition, the opaque fan has a green LED, which is great if you like to show off your internal components.
The reason Zalman have used the "AM2" suffix is because this CNPS95000 is compatible with AMD's AM2 socket. The new mounting clip has been designed to make it possible to install this cooler onto any AM2, 754, 939 or 940 motherboard without having to remove it from the chassis, which is not possible with the CNPS9500-LED version.
|CPU Compatibility||Socket LGA1366, LGA1156, LGA775, AM3, AM2+, AM2, 754, 939 and 940 compatible *|
|CPU supported clock speeds||All speeds|
|Heatsink dimensions, mm||85(L) x 112(W) x 125(H)|
|Dissipation surface area||3,698 sq.cm|
|Fan dimensions||92 x 92 x 25 mm|
|Thermal resistance||0.12 - 0.16°C/W **|
|Rotational speed||1350 - 2650 rpm **|
|Acoustic noise level||18.0 - 27.5 dBA **|
Does the job in style
I have used this type of Zalman cooler for a few years now and they have never let me down. They are quiet and even though they are not cheap they are still good value for money considering their quality.