Rated 4 out of 5 by 7
Rated 3 out of 5 by Welderstan Alright if you want errors
Fitted this per instructions and have had error message ever since should of used stock one the came cpu
31 January 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by joshbelson Cooled my PC and made it quiet
Better than stock CPU cooler, not much more to say. It's not a water cooler but it does the job in keeping it cool and quiet.
04 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by pc1970 Excellent value
For the price, this cooler is excellent value for money. It's much larger than I expected and so has greater cooling efficiency than the stock coolers supplied with the CPU.
26 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by ric48 Great value
It's great value for money, and a good alternative to the stock cooler, as it's much quieter.
In terms of cooling, I'm not sure that it performs any better than the stock cooler though.
I found it really easy to fit, and have fitted three of them so far in different builds.
One of these coolers died on me after a short period of time, but I think that was just unlucky, as the others have been fine.
It is wide, so I can see that some people might find it doesn't suit all motherboards, but my three were all ok.
Height wise, it's actually not very tall, so shouldn't have any difficulty in most cases.
22 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Customer54321 Good Enough Performer
Good enough for the price point. Not much more to say
20 July 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Slipthemonkey Mildly better than a stock fan
Doesn't really improve cooling but it is a bit quieter than the stock fan i got with my processor. It was quite fiddly to fit with the odd swear word being muttered, but if you are happy to take your motherboard out of your case to fit it then you'll get there.
01 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Poprin Excellent for the money, beware size deceptive!
I'm very impressed with this cooler, for the price I can't recommend it more highly. I've used this in my file server and after setting the BIOS to 'AMD cool & quiet' on and target CPU temp 50c the fan rotation on idle is close to silent. It also keeps the installed Athlon II x4 610e at less than 30c idle which is fantastic in my opinion.
I can't comment on the performance under gaming or heavy load conditions as my file server doesn't really ramp up the CPU very much or often but for what I needed it's superb.
As mentioned in other reviews please double check the dimensions. Although not a tower cooler #so not that high# it is big! I have installed it on an MSI 760GMA-P34 #FX# and it has literally 1mm clearance for the RAM stick #not height, width#. It's almost touching.
I don't usually use the pre-applied thermal paste but as I usually use arctic silver anyway I thought I would give this a try, works perfectly! So another amazing cost saving right there.
My only real criticism is the clamp #hence the one mark docked for quality#. I had to really fiddle with the thing to get it clamped down. Once attached though it appears very secure and solid so I'm not going to grumble too much.
25 April 2014