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post #31 of 65
Mmm, it looks very nice. Obviously you sacrifice some performance for those looks, I bet it's really quite small when compared to something like the NH-D14. I actually had a copper CNPS9900 initally in my sig rig (there is one photo of it in my album) and it looked really great compared to the giant brick that is now in there. Of course cooling wasn't as good as the Noctua so again we're trading looks for cooling performance.
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wow, i cant believe that Zalman havent figured out yet that these circle coolers need shrouds to be effective, otherwise there just decoration.
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wow, i cant believe that Zalman havent figured out yet that these circle coolers need shrouds to be effective, otherwise there just decoration.
Pretty sure these type coolers come with shrouds you can choose to put on.

I have the version before this one and it did.

Its also a solid performer. OC'd my i5 upto 4GHz+ no probs with it.
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post #34 of 65
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Pretty sure these type coolers come with shrouds you can choose to put on.

I have the version before this one and it did.
That's not a shroud, it's a packing strip to prevent the cooler getting warped in shipping. I remember when reviews for the CNPS9900 first came out and loads of them left it on thinking it was meant to be there. Madness.
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post #36 of 65
It realy was a shroud at first. Then a review removed it and found the temps went down. Zalman then called it a shroud. That is how I remember it at least.

I like my 9700, I know it is not the best but I am only running 3.34GHZ so it is more than adequate. I bet I could go to 4 on my i5 with it.

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That's not a shroud, it's a packing strip to prevent the cooler getting warped in shipping. I remember when reviews for the CNPS9900 first came out and loads of them left it on thinking it was meant to be there. Madness.
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Looks nice
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post #38 of 65
I have the copper CNPS9900 on my X6 PII and it never gets above 90f under full load and idles around 78-80f while folding on a GPU. Great coolers IMO.
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Of course, Moore's law may well resume once AMD and Intel figure out reverse-hyperthreading, at which point CPUs will likely balloon up to 100+ cores that will run at GPU speeds even for single threaded apps.
AMDs athlon x2 had support for reverse hyperthreading

according to this

http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2006/07/7263.ars
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AMDs athlon x2 had support for reverse hyperthreading

according to this

http://arstechnica.com/old/content/2006/07/7263.ars
Either you didn't read that link or I just fell down into the sarchasm.
 
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