ZALMAN CNPS9900

I bought a Core i7 930 which came with Intel's infamously crappy stock cooler. I got an aftermarket cooler, the ZALMAN CNPS9900. It isn't the best, but it's leaps and bounds better than the one the CPU came with. Someone on this forum told me that the ZALMAN CNPS9900 really isn't that good. Most of the reviews I've read for it have been widely positive. I also have an ASUS X58 motherboard. The Core i7 930 stock clock speed is 2.8 GHz. After I've learned more about overclocking, and after the warranty has expired, I might give it a shot.

Should I be able to reach 3.2 or 3.4 GHz using that ZALMAN cooler?
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  1. i use the 9900 when i need to move my cpu to a different house or when i go on an extended vacation and it works fine. im sure going to 3.4 you'll be fine. if the 9900 isnt enough for you then you can always try to ghetto rig 2 more fans in push/pull on there and secure it somehow =P

    its not the best but i wouldnt recommend against it.
  2. i4yue said:
    i use the 9900 when i need to move my cpu to a different house or when i go on an extended vacation and it works fine. im sure going to 3.4 you'll be fine. if the 9900 isnt enough for you then you can always try to ghetto rig 2 more fans in push/pull on there and secure it somehow =P

    its not the best but i wouldnt recommend against it.


    I have a CM HAF 932 full tower case. A high airflow case. That should assist slightly with cooling.
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