Originally Posted by Orbis_Non_Sufficit
Would there happen to be a better fan than the Zalman CNPS9500?
as according to a site, it was able to achieve from 3.0GHz to 4.0GHz on the Pentium D 930.
maybe i was wondering, that because that fan can do a very good job on cooling, would anyone know if there was a better than from Zalmans itself?
compared to the tuniq coolers, the noctua coolers and otherwise .. the zalman 9500, *STOCK* cooler is not a good cooler.
it's just not...
there's an abundance of reviews out there to testify to this fact. at it's stock settings, the zalman 9500 gets beat every time by the noctua and the tuniq coolers.
if you want to take the time to replace the lame ass 9500 fan with something beefier ... then you will certainly have an air cooled heat sink that is beyond or on par with tuniq and noctua. i've done it with my own lame ass 9500 ... and so i know. it's allowed me a stable overclock of 3.6hhz with my stock 2.13ghz core 2 6400 and this with an ambient air temp of 75 to 80 degrees farenheint.
just put a high output 120m fan on your stock 9500 ...
here's a link: