AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 - Zalman 9500CNPS LED or AMD Stock heatpipe cooler?

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Hello everyone!

I have just ordered an Athlon 64 FX-60 Processor and am wondering which
cooler to use. I have been using a Zalman 9500CNPS LED heatpipe cooler on my
current processor for around a year now and have been happy with it.
However, the FX-60 comes with a stock heatpipe cooler of it's own, so the
question is, which one to use?
Which one has better cooling performance, which one is quieter? The slightly
dated Zalman 9500CNPS LED looks better, that's for sure, but is it enough to
tame the FX-60 beast? The Zalman website states it works with all AMD Athlon
64 models including FX, yet they aren't explicitly stating it's working with
the FX-60.
I have been googling around to find a test that compares the two with the
CPU, but haven't been able to find anything conclusive.
Has anybody had any experience with an FX-60 and any of the two coolers or
ideally both? Would you mind sharing it?

Here is a shot of the stock AMD heatpipe cooler:

And one of the Zalman 9500CNPS LED:

Thanks in advance,


Re: AMD Athlon 64 FX-60 - Zalman 9500CNPS LED or AMD Stock heatpipe cooler?

I'm using two of those Zalman CNPS 9500's in this case and they work GREAT.
Cool and quiet.

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