Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler CNPS9900A LED
Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler
CNPS9900A LED
Sales Guide
July, 2009
ⓒⓒ
2009
2009
Zalman
Zalman
Tech
Tech
Co.,
Co.,
Ltd.
Ltd.
Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler CNPS9900A LED
1. Summary
Powerful Cooling Performance
Ultra Quiet 120mm Blue LED Fan
PWM Fan Speed Control
Omega Heatpipe Design for Excellent
FET Cooling
Super Thermal Grease ZM-STG2
Versatile Compatibility
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2. Features
Powerful Cooling Performance
Optimally designed pure copper fins effectively disperse heat away
from the CPU via heatpipes, while the high capacity 120mm fan
quickly cools the heatsink for stable operation of high performance
CPUs.
※ Heatsink Surface Area: 5,402㎠
Ultra Quiet 120mm Blue LED fan
An ultra quiet 120mm fan is incorporated for minimized noise
and Blue LEDs heighten the cool aesthetics.
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Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler CNPS9900A LED
2. Features
PWM Fan Speed Control
The PWM(Pulse Width Modulation) Fan automatically adjusts fan
speed(RPM) according to the CPU’s temperature, while the included
Resistor Cable(RC33P) provides the option of reducing the input
voltage for overall reduction of fan speed and noise.
※ Quiet Mode (w/ RC33P): 800 - 1300RPM / 18 - 28dBA ±10%
※ Normal Mode: 1000 - 2000RPM / 19 - 38dBA ±10%
Omega(Ω)
Heatpipe Design
The CNPS9900A LED’s distinctive Omega(Ω) design not only
provides excellent CPU Cooling but also effectively cools
surrounding components for excellent system stability.
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2. Features
High Performance Super Thermal Grease ZM-STG2
The included all new high performance thermal grease ZM-STG2
maximizes heat transfer from the CPU to the base of CNPS9900A
LED for intensified cooling performance.
Versatile Compatibility
CNPS9900A LED accommodates a broad range of sockets.
Intel LGA1156 / 1366 / 775
AMD AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / 754 / 939 / 940
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2. 1. High Performance Super Thermal Grease ZM-STG2
Thermal Compound Performance Comparison
※ Eight tests on 5 thermal compounds consistently showing ZM-STG2 with the highest performance.
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3. Product Specifications
Specifications
Dimensions
CNPS9900A LED
94(L) X 131(W) X 152(H)mm
Weight
730g
Material
Base & Heatsink: Pure Copper
Dissipation Area
Heatpipes
Fan
5,402㎠
3 Ω(Omega) Shaped Heatpipes
PWM 120mm Blue LED Fan
Fan Speed
Quiet Mode: 800-1,300 ±10%
Normal Mode: 1,000-2,000 ±10%
Fan Noise
Quiet Mode: 18-28dBA
Normal Mode: 19-38dBA
Input Voltage
Quiet Mode: 5V
Normal Mode: 12V
Bearing Type
2 Ball-Bearing
Supported Sockets
Thermal Grease
INTEL Socket LGA1156/1366/775
AMD Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2/939/940/754
ZM-STG2
MSRP
※ Quiet Mode: RC33P connected / Normal Mode: RC33P not connected.
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4. Components
Standard
Standard Components
Components
CPU Cooler(CNPS9900A LED) Super Thermal Grease(ZM-STG2)
Resistor Cable(RC33P)
Intel
Intel Socket
Socket 1156/775
1156/775 Components
Components
Washer
User’s Manual
AMD
AMD Socket
Socket
AM3/AM2+/AM2/754/939/940
AM3/AM2+/AM2/754/939/940
Component
Component
1156/775 Clip
1156/775 Clip
Support
775 Backplate
1156/775
Bolts & Washers
Intel
Intel Socket
Socket 1366
1366 Components
Components
AMD Clip
1366 Clip
1366 Clip Support
1366 Bolts
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5. Product Specifications Comparison
ZALMAN
CNPS9900A LED
Specifications
Dimensions (mm)
Weight (g)
NOCTUA
NH-U12P SE1366
Sunbeam Tech
Core Contact Freezer
94(L) X 131(W) X 152(H)
126(L) X 95(W) X 158(H)
125(L) X 104(W) X 155(H)
730
940
740
Base & Heatsink: Pure Copper
Fins: Aluminum / Base: Copper
Fins: Aluminum
5,402
5,000
-
3 Ω(Omega) Shaped Heatpipes
* Equivalent to Performance of 6 Heatpipes
5 U-Shaped Heatpipes
4 U-Shaped Heatpipes
PWM 120mm Blue LED Fan
120mm Fan
120mm Fan
Fan Speed (RPM)
Quiet Mode
800-1,300 ±10%
Normal Mode
1000-2,000 ±10%
900-1300 ±10%
1000-2000 ±10%
Input Voltage (V)
Quiet Mode: 5
Normal Mode: 12
12
12
Fan Bearing
2 Ball-Bearing
SSO
MFDB
INTEL Socket LGA1156/1366/775
AMD Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2/939/940/754
INTEL Socket LGA1366
INTEL Socket LGA775
AMD Socket AM2+/AM2/939/940
ZM-STG2
NT-H1
TX-2
Materials
Dissipation Area
(cm2)
Heatpipes
Fan
Supported Sockets
Thermal Grease
MSRP
※ ZALMAN CNPS9900A LED
Quiet Mode: RC33P connected / Normal Mode: RC33P not connected.
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6. Product Thermal Performance Result
[Test Condition]
Heat Block : Dummy Heater (130W Load)
TIM : PCM45F
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7. Q&A
What CPUs are supported?
Intel Socket LGA1156 / 1366 / 775 based all single, dual, and quad core CPUs.
AMD Socket AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / 754 / 939 / 940 based all single, dual, and quad core CPUs.
What size cases can be used?
‘Mid Tower’ or larger cases that when laid on its side measure at least 165mm in height*.
(* This height of course is the width of the case when placed properly in a standing position)
※ Dimensions of CNPS9900A LED: 94(L) x 131(W) x 152(H)mm
※ To use cases with an ‘air guide’, the air guide must be removed.
What is the included Resistor Cable(RC33P)?
The Resistor Cable(RC33P) is an in-line voltage resistor that connects between the power source and the fan’s power
cable, reducing the voltage and fan speed for the cooler’s operation in Quiet Mode.
Normal Mode (RC33P not connected) Fan Speed: 1,000–2,000RPM / Noise: 19-38dBA
Quiet Mode (RC33P connected) Fan Speed: 800-1,300RPM / Noise: 18-28dBA
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7. Q&A
What is the difference between the included ZM-STG2 and the ZM-STG1 Thermal Greases?
The newly developed ZM-STG2 is provided in a syringe type applicator without dilution for maximum heat transfer
performance and can be used approximately 3 times. ZM-STG1 is available in a brush applicator with a compound to diluting
agent ratio of 7:3 for application convenience.
How much Thermal Grease should be applied for installation of CNPS990A LED?
The amount of Thermal Grease to be applied depends on the degree of flatness of the top of the CPU assembly (more
specifically the flatness of the top of the IHS* which is the metallic cover placed over the CPU’s PCB). Generally, if the top of
the CPU is uneven or not flat, more thermal grease should be applied than on a CPU that has an IHS with an even & flat top
surface. For most situations, application of approximately 1/3 of the initially provided amount of Thermal Grease will be
sufficient for the CNPS9900A LED.
* IHS(Integrated Heat Spreader)
The metal cover on top of the CPU, protects the core physically, spreads/dissipates heat, blocks electromagnetic waves, and is made of
copper with nickel plating.
After long-term use, will the heatsink show signs of corrosion?
The CNPS9900A LED ’s entire heatsink is pure copper, therefore after long-term use may show oxidation.
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7. Q&A
Please address cautionary notices regarding CNPS9900A LED installation.
Removing the motherboard from the case before installation of CNPS9900A LED is recommended. Particularly, if an air
guide is attached to the case, the air guide must be removed before installing CNPS9900A LED. To prevent possible minor
injuries during installation, please wear gloves if possible while handling the heatsink. Do not ingest the thermal grease. If
there is any problem with the product, please notify the retailer.
Can the CNPS9900A LED be installed on AMD Socket 754/939 motherboards?
Yes, but most/if not all AMD Socket 754/939 motherboards do not support PWM 4-pin fan power connectors, making it
necessary to utilize the available 3-pin connector.
Caution: Among the 4 colored wires (black/yellow/green/blue) of CNPS9900A LED’s power cable, the
black/yellow/green wires should be connected to the motherboard (if the blue wire is connected, the fan will not function).
※ PWM fan control feature will not function / same connection scheme applies to the Resistor Cable(RC33P).
What is the bearing type, lifespan, and maximum volumetric capacity of the 120mm fan?
Bearing type: 2 Ball-Bearing / Lifespan: 50,000hrs or greater
Volumetric Capacity: Minimum 25CFM@1000RPM / Maximum 62CFM@2000RPM.
If the cooler were to be installed with the airflow directed towards the PSU, would this cause any problems?
It would not cause any serious problems, but it is recommended that the cooler be installed with the airflow directed
towards the case’s rear side to facilitate optimal airflow within the case.
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7. Q&A
What is an effective method for wiping off thermal compound from the top(IHS*) of the CPU?
A dry cloth with a bit of alcohol or acetone is effective. Please be cautious to prevent alcohol or acetone from contacting the
motherboard.
The cooler is heavier that the stock cooler. Could there be problems if the computer is transported?
The CNPS9900A LED is approximately 730g and is heavier than stock coolers. Please remove the cooler from the
motherboard if the computer is to be transported, to prevent damages due to external impact, and reinstall after
transportation.
The CPU cooler’s base is smaller than the CPU. Will this affect performance?
The CPU’s core is smaller than the CPU cooler’s base, and the IHS* which covers the surface of the CPU is in place to protect
the core. The CPU cooler’s base is larger than the CPU’s core, so it has no negative effect on performance.
* IHS(Integrated Heat Spreader)
The metal cover on top of the CPU, protects the core physically, spreads/dissipates heat, blocks electromagnetic waves, and is
made of copper with nickel plating.
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Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler CNPS9900A LED
7. Q&A
How can the fan be replaced if it breaks down?
1. Unscrew the 2 screws on the base cover to separate the fan/fan mount assembly from the base cover.
2. Unscrew the 2 screws on the fan mount to replace the fan and proceed in reverse order to reinstall.
What is the thermal resistance?
The CNPS9900A LED ’s thermal resistance is 0.118℃/W.
* Note: This thermal resistance value was obtained through tests performed on a ‘dummy heater’ and may be different on
different testing equipment and in different environments.
Wouldn’t the motherboard warp due to the weight of the cooler? If the motherboard warps, would that
cause any problems?
If the cooler is properly installed as indicated in the User’s Manual, any warping of the motherboard caused by the tension
of the cooler’s clip will be within a safe range for stable operation.
Where can I find motherboard compatibility information?
Motherboard compatibility information can be found in Zalman’s website. In general, motherboards with the following CPU
sockets are compatible.
Intel Socket 1156 / 1366 / 775
AMD Socket AM3 / AM2+ / AM2 / 754 / 939 / 940
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7. Q&A
When the cooler is installed, should the fan be facing the case’s front side or the back side?
The cooler should be installed so the airflow is directed towards the case’s back side.
Can the color of the fan’s LED be changed to Red or Green?
The LED color cannot be changed.
If the cooler is to be reinstalled, is it good to first remove the old thermal compound and apply fresh thermal
compound?
The heat transfer performance of thermal compounds may degrade over time. Please wipe off the previously used thermal
compound and apply a fresh layer of thermal compound.
While installing the cooler, some pressure was applied on the heatsink that made it bend inward causing
friction noise during operation. What should be done?
Carefully pull the heatsink back to its original position so that the 2 heatsinks are perpendicular / at a right angle (in L-form)
to the base and parallel (in l l-form) to each other.
What is the difference between CNPS9900 NT and CNPS9900A LED?
The CNPS9900A LED has pure copper heatsink with a Blue LED Fan, while the CNPS9900 NT has the Anti-Corrosion ‘BlackPearl’ Nickel Plated copper heatsink with a Green LED Fan.
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7. Q&A
What are the differences between the CNPS10X Series and CNPS9900 Series?
Performance
Over
Clocking
Noise
Fan
Control
Exterior
Finish
Design
List Price
USD
Release
CNPS10X
Extreme
• Currently among highest in cooling performance
• Supports over clocking up to 340W
• For seekers of ultimate performance and design
• Noise level adjustment with the PWM fan control
- PWM Mate is patent pending
• Anti-corrosion ‘Black-Pearl’ Nickel Plating
Ultra
High
340W
Max
Ultra
Quiet
PWM
Mate
‘Black-Pearl’
Nickel
Plated
Tower
$89.90
’09. 05
CNPS10X
Quiet
• Currently among highest in cooling performance
• Supports over clocking up to 340W
• For seekers of ultra quiet operation
• Fan controller included for noise level adjustment
Ultra
High
Ultra
Quiet
Fan
Mate2
Anodized
$69.90
’09. 07
CNPS10X
Flex
• Currently among highest in cooling performance
• Supports over clocking up to 340W
• For modders seeking to push performance limits
• Accommodates 2 fans for intensified performance
Ultra
High
-
-
-
$64.90
’09. 07
Ultra
Quiet
Mother
Board
(Resistor
Cable)
‘Black-Pearl’
Nickel
Plated
Circular
$74.90
’09. 07
Ultra
Quiet
Mother
Board
(Resistor
Cable)
-
Circular
$64.90
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MODEL
FEATURES
• Ω(Omega) shaped heatpipe design
• For seekers of performance and design
CNPS9900
• Pure copper for maximized performance
NT
• Resistor Cable included for noise level adjustment
• Anti-corrosion ‘Black-Pearl’ Nickel Plating
• Ω(Omega) shaped heatpipe design
CNPS9900A • For seekers of performance and design
LED
• Pure copper for maximized performance
• Resistor Cable included for noise level adjustment
High
High
340W
Max
340W
Max
150W
Max
150W
Max
Tower
Tower
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Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler CNPS9900A LED
Thank You
ⓒⓒ
2009
2009
Zalman
Zalman
Tech
Tech
Co.,
Co.,
Ltd.
Ltd.
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