Zalman Ultra Quiet CPU Cooler review

A great little CPU cooler from Zalman

Resplendent in understated black and chromed copper

TechRadar Verdict

Cool, quiet, and cheap enough for anyone.


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    Works a charm


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    We've looked at Zalman's 'flower' coolers several times before, and rather admired the Intel version. This AMD incarnation, resplendent in understated black and chromed copper, hasn't changed our minds.

    Flooding your internals with a murky green light, the translucent fan thrusts air over three figure-of-eight heat pipes and a runnel of copper fins for some very impressive cooling with absolutely minimal noise. It's even a lot easier to install than the Intel version, but that's more down to motherboard design than anything Zalman has done. was the former name of Its staff were at the forefront of the digital publishing revolution, and spearheaded the move to bring consumer technology journalism to its natural home – online. Many of the current TechRadar staff started life a staff writer, covering everything from the emerging smartphone market to the evolving market of personal computers. Think of it as the building blocks of the TechRadar you love today.