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The sad thing is, the shroud actually gives it better temps. Especially when the holes are taped over.
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post #52 of 70
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marin View Post
The sad thing is, the shroud actually gives it better temps. Especially when the holes are taped over.
Huh

Then how come reviews that took the shroud off got better temps?
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could the OP image be wider please
thanks
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that is just horrible ... the 9700 led is the best looking hsf in my opinion .. even though its not the most efficient
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post #55 of 70
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Originally Posted by DOOOLY View Post
I have this and yes they screwed by not putting information in box on removing the plastic cover, this also could of been a shipping error where it was forgotten. But any way i am a zalman fan an always got great proformance out of there products. Its better than having a huge ugly block in my case. This is better than the 9700NT Ultra i have E8400 and it running @ 18c but its in Antec 1200 case.
Guess he doesn't follow instructions very well. 99% of the things you buy on the market today comes with something called a instruction manual. Welcome to the 21st century.

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The sad thing is, the shroud actually gives it better temps. Especially when the holes are taped over.
Does anyone bother to read anymore these days?
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I registered to admit that I am one of the reviewers who tested with the shroud on... But, there has apparently been a revision to the manual since Zalman first sent the coolers out. There is absolutely no mention of this being for shipping purposes only in the version I ACTUALLY READ. It wasn't until about a week after I posted the review that Zalman contacted me and said something to the effect that some people noticed that taking off the shroud actually improved temperatures and they asked if I would mind retesting without it... So I did.

These images are of every shred of paper included with the CNPS9900 LED I received. Notice that there are no images showing you to remove the shroud... And in fact all of the images show the shroud is still installed through every stage of the installation.



So, while some here may think the reviewers are clowns who can't read, the truth is Zalman apparently learned some things from the early reviews and made a quick change to the manual to change the shroud's purpose!!!

Personally, I still like the shroud on. It looks better, cooling is decent, and at full speed operation it is actually quieter.
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Originally Posted by ~*77*~ View Post
I registered to admit that I am one of the reviewers who tested with the shroud on... But, there has apparently been a revision to the manual since Zalman first sent the coolers out. There is absolutely no mention of this being for shipping purposes only in the version I ACTUALLY READ. It wasn't until about a week after I posted the review that Zalman contacted me and said something to the effect that some people noticed that taking off the shroud actually improved temperatures and they asked if I would mind retesting without it... So I did.

These images are of every shred of paper included with the CNPS9900 LED I received. Notice that there are no images showing you to remove the shroud... And in fact all of the images show the shroud is still installed through every stage of the installation.



So, while some here may think the reviewers are clowns who can't read, the truth is Zalman apparently learned some things from the early reviews and made a quick change to the manual to change the shroud's purpose!!!

Personally, I still like the shroud on. It looks better, cooling is decent, and at full speed operation it is actually quieter.
We forgive you

I have a 9700 CNPS and I wouldn't recommend it, overpriced and doesnt work too great, I'd pass on this cooler.
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post #58 of 70
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Originally Posted by DOOOLY View Post
I have this and yes they screwed by not putting information in box on removing the plastic cover, this also could of been a shipping error where it was forgotten. But any way i am a zalman fan an always got great proformance out of there products. Its better than having a huge ugly block in my case. This is better than the 9700NT Ultra i have E8400 and it running @ 18c but its in Antec 1200 case.
haha....sure it does. What's your ambient temp? 10C? lol
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post #59 of 70
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We forgive you

I have a 9700 CNPS and I wouldn't recommend it, overpriced and doesnt work too great, I'd pass on this cooler.
It looks freakin awesome though

Especially your NT version
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Fail review is fail
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