by david, 29 July 2001
the company that made its claim to fame with its attractive fan-shaped
heatsink, is back again with the CNPS 5000-Plus. 8Balls Hardware
reviewed the fan-shaped offering from Zalman, the CNPS3100
recently. We'll see if the one on the chopping block does better,
as it is advertised.
high end cooler, the CNPS 5000 Plus is another one of their all-copper
solutions, this time looking more like your regular heatsink than
their previous fan design, doing away with the fan bracket. One
major difference with this heatsink is that you *must* have the
four holes around your CPU socket to be able to mount it, as it
doesn't use clips.
stands for Computer Noise Prevention System, which happens to be
Zalman's aim, in which to provide maximum cooling at minimum noise.
To date, practically all of their products incorporate an option
to run their coolers in silent or normal mode, thus the inclusion
of the noiseless connectors, which are basically fan connectors
with resistors in between, to limit the amount of voltage the fan
is getting, thus slowing it down. The reduction in the fan's RPM
results in reduced noise level. If you've heard the infamous 7200
RPM Delta's whine, then you might have also read on various other
hardware sites the attempts to run the fan at 7V instead of 12V
to lower the fan's RPM and thus get rid of the irritating whine.
in the Package >>