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Zalman CNPS 9700 NT Cooler

Manufacturer: Zalman USA
Supplied by: Zalman USA
MSRP: $67

by Dean Barker (5/06/2007)



Zalman was opened in 1999 and was the first commercial heatsink manufacturer to focus on quiet performance.  Their coolers from that time until now, have carried the designation of CNPS on them.  This stands for Computer Noise Prevention System which immediately let's you know where the company's focus is.

Over the years, Zalman has grown into a true power player in the cooling market, offering a range of high performance cooling solutions from traditional air coolers to water cooling kits to their TNN (Totally No Noise) case designs.  Today, we have one of their newer products on deck in the Zalman CNPS 9700 NT cooler.  Zalman's nickel plated copper 9700 NT cooler is one of the largest air coolers currently available.  Six heatpipes and a radial fin design promise high performance while the Zalman name promises quiet operation.  It doesn't get much better than that.  Let's begin with the white paper and have a look at this beast of a cooler.


  • Application: Intel LGA775; AMD Socket AM2, 939 ,940 and Socket754

  • Observed Dimensions: 90 x 124 x 145mm

  • Observed Weight: 757 gms

  • Construction: Nickel plated copper and aluminum

  • Fan: 110mm Green LED fan

  • Fan Speed: Variable rate 1250 ~ 2800 RPM

  • Fan Noise: 19.5 ~ 25 dBA

  • Single four pin connector

What you get

The Zalman CNPS 9700 NT comes in a huge box.  Mainly because the cooler itself is so large.  144mm tall to be exact with a radial fin design with a breadth of 124mm.  This is one large sink.  Looking around in the box we find mounting hardware for LGA775, AMD AM2 and K8 applications.  You also get a nifty blue Zalman case badge and a vial of thermal grease that is applied by a small brush.  I'm liking that.



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