Reply 24680 of 36181, by stamasd
Got some nice Zalman heatsinks this week.
Those Zalmans are very nice. I have one just like the one on the left. Bought it back in the day and used in my Athlon XP machine circa 2003.
You should be aware that the plastic used for the fan on those coolers is pretty fragile, it doesn't take much to snap the fan blades off. One blade on mine broke, and that made the fan unbalanced and generating vibrations when running, essentially unusable. I replaced it a few years ago with a copy of the fan that I 3D-printed. There is a model of this fan that can be downloaded on Thingiverse, made by someone else (this problem is apparently common enough that someone addressed it this way).
I used the v2 version with 9 blades, works fine.
It's off to disk I go,
With a bit and a byte
And a read and a write,