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Anyone know the CFM rating on a Zalman 9500AM2?

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I was thinking of modding it with a better fan, and also want to know just for general knowledge. I can't find it anywhere. This is the silver colored model with the green LED. Thanks.
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I was thinking of modding it with a better fan, and also want to know just for general knowledge. I can't find it anywhere. This is the silver colored model with the green LED. Thanks.

MOD that Sucka!~


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Check my sig for some linkage on modifying it ...

    
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Man, that's sweet. I would still like to know the stock CFM though. I am going to change the fan for sure, but I just gotta know.
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This source suggests that, at full tilt, it's a rather paltry 25CFM.

Am googling for other stats.
    
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I have been looking for an hour now and still can't find a positive number. PLEASE HELP ME!
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I have been looking for an hour now and still can't find a positive number. PLEASE HELP ME!
Rest easy sir ...

As previously stated ... it is 25CFM ....

(just a further note: the 110CFM fan mod cut my temps by about 9 degrees!; I've long since upgraded my CPU cooler ... but while I had it ... the fan mod made the 9500 work much better)

    
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Further searches have proven to be fruitless, I regret to say.

Although, it might be notable to say that Zalman themselves never declare anywhere what the CFM rating of that fan is.

Makes one wonder why, no?

Sirrah's mod, though... Beautifully monstrous! (Or monstrously beautiful!)
    
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i have a zalman 9500 and that mod looks sick. How do i mount a fan outside of the heatsink like that? sorry if thats a stupid question.
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i have a zalman 9500 and that mod looks sick. How do i mount a fan outside of the heatsink like that? sorry if thats a stupid question.
It's actually quite easy mang ...

Use this rather good guide at SilentPc as a starting point: http://www.silentpcreview.com/article284-page1.html

Of course, that modd'r is only replacing the stock fan with a fan of identical proportions ... but the process for adding a 120mm fan is basically the same.

Here's my own work log for the 120mm hack/mod: http://www.overclock.net/1346020-post1.html

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Follow the SilentPcReview guys process to the letter.

The only difference is that you will have to apply some creative bending to the fan mounting arm so that the fan can "ride" outside of the 9500's fin assembly as opposed to insideas the stock fan does.

Give me a PM if you get stuck on anything ...

    
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Sirrah's mod, though... Beautifully monstrous! (Or monstrously beautiful!)
And worth every bloody finger ...



Cut my load temps by 9+ degrees!

I've long since sold that cooler but man was it fun when I had it ...

    
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