Zalman CNPS9500

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blasterfreak88

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Tonight I just bought a Zalman CNPS CPU cooler on ebay for 20 dollars and then I realized that it doesnt come with the AMD bracket and I have an AM3 motherboard. Does anyone know if there is a way I can still mount this or if there is a place where I could buy something to mount it. What is everyones thoughts on how good this cooler is? Any suggestions would be very helpful at this point. Thanks
 

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The heatsink is 10 times better than AMD default one.

I thought those came with the AM2/3 brackets. Might want to contact the seller, see if he can help you.
 

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I looked online and some of the 9500s come with the amd mounting hardware but the one I got apparently doesn't have it. I am an mechanical engineering student right now so I have alot of resources that I can use to fabricate a mount for this I just wanted to see if someone had a quick solution before I went to the trouble of fabricating something. I only bought this because when I first got my phenom II from newegg it didnt come with a heat sink so I used a crappy aquagate mini I had laying around from an old project. I modified the whole water cooling setup to work with my rig and it works well except for the fact that it takes up alot of room in my case. I just wanted something cheap to get my back to air cooling and when I saw this for 20 I thought it was probably a good deal since it looked like brand new. Thanks for the input any other suggestion would be great since i have some time to think this over before the cooler gets here on probably tuesday.
 

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I just thought I would post up a little update on how the Zalman CPU cooler was modified. All that I had to use to make a perfect fit was an old AMD cooler from a socket 754 and a hacksaw blade and about 2 mins. A couple of grooves for the AMD brakcet to sit in and it works like a charm and is keeping my CPU cool even with is overclocked from 2.8 to 3.7GHz
 
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