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Zalman CNPS-5000 Radial Fin . Anyone heard of it?

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joey_rjm5

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I was reading a review on hardocp and this hs/f combo tied the sk6. It also had a really cool mounting system with no clip. Take a look. It's pretty neat.

 

Hoot

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If Zalman wasn't so hung up on minimizing noise, they could have a "kick ***" HSF. There is no air cooling system better than a radial fin system for getting heat away from the core as fast as possible. You can not test the Zalman effectively using the in-socket thermistor for the same reasons as the ThermoEngine. The Zalman HS baseplate allows the ceramic carrier, in which the core is mounted to cool disproportionately in relation to the core temperature. I think we can all agree that causes in-socket thermistors to register temps lower than with an HSF that has a larger baseplate, regardless of which one actually cools the core better.

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joey_rjm5

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So your saying that they need more fan options and a better baseplate?