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Product: Zalman CNPS9300 AT CPU Cooler
Date: October 7, 2008
Author: Greg Baden
Edited By: Bob Buskirk
Provided By: Zalman
Pages: 1 2 3 4
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Introduction

Zalman is primarily known for their kick ass CPU coolers. The CNPS9300 AT is no exception to this. With a unique patented `figure 8' heatpipe design this cooler uses the cooling of four heatpipes in only two. The CNPS affix to the model stands for Computer Noise Prevention System, which basically means this CPU cooler is perfect for quiet computers. This is the first Zalman CPU cooler that I have ever gotten a chance to look at and I am very impressed with the results of it. Read on further to see what I think about the CNPS9300 AT.

Features

- Does not generate noise or vibration in Silent Mode
- Compatible with all Intel Socket 775 based Single, Dual, and Quad Core CPUs, and all AMD Socket AM2+, AM2, 754, 939, 940 based Single, Dual, and Quad Core CPUs
- 100% copper heatsink with aerodynamically optimized "tunnel" design for maximum cooling efficiency
- Patented "figure 8" heatpipe design for cooling performance of up to 4heatpipes with the use of just 2
- Low-noise 92mm PWM fan for automatic control of the fan's RPM according to the CPU's temperature.

Specifications

Heatsink
Dimensions: 61.35(L) x 108(W) x 132.5(H) mm
Weight: 407g
Base Material: Pure Copper & Pure Aluminum
Dissipation Area: 2,583 cm2

Fan:
Bearing Type: Superflo
Speed: 1,500rpm +/- 15 % ~ 2,400rpm +/- 10 %
Noise Level: 20.0dBA ~ 30.0dBA +/- 10%
Control Method: PWM Control, Auto Restart
Life Expectancy 50,000 hours

Packaging

The Zalman CNSP9300 AT comes packed in a rather small package. The box is decorated with shades of blue and black squares of various sizes. The CPU cooler peeks through the plastic window on the front where we also find some of the awards that have been given to the CNSP9300 AT. The back of the box goes quickly over the support CPU's, the features, and some small images of the CPU cooler.


The cooler is tightly packaged in plastic is held together by the four plastic clips. Also inside of the box there is a bag with the User's Manual and all of the necessary hardware for installation.


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