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Item #: ZM10X
Reg. Price: $29.99
Our Price: $29.99


Zalman's next generation flagship quiet CPU cooler CNPS10X comes with powerful cooling performance, multi-socket design for AMD and Intel CPUs (even including Intel's new LGA1156) and an ultra-quiet 120mm blue LED fan and black pearl nickel-plated copper/aluminum heatsink. The Zalman CNPS10X CPU cooler also comes equipped with a "PWM Mate" fan controller for manual/automatic control of fan speed based on the CPU temperature. This allows for a noise level from only 20.0 dB(A), which can be considered as near to silent as practicably possible for a CPU cooler.

Zalman CNPS10X Extreme and CNPS10X Quiet CPU Cooler Differences

To help clarify the differences between the two products, please feel free to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader logo CNPS10 Comparison Sheet.

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    Zalman CNPS10X Extreme quiet CPU heatsink.
  • Image shows the Zalman CNPS10X near silent computer processor cooler.
    Zalman CNPS10X Extreme near silent CPU cooler.
  • Imafe shows the Zalman CNPS10X low noise heatsink CPU cooler.
    Zalman CNPS10X Extreme heatsink and fan CPU cooler.
  • Image shows the Zalman CNPS10X low vibration, minimium noise CPU cooler.
    Zalman CNPS10X Extreme low vibration CPU cooler.

Heat sink front view.

Zalman CNSP10X Extreme Features

Image shows the Zalman CNSP10X CPU cooler. Image shows Zalman PWM fan controller.
Powerful Cooling Performance
Optimally designed aluminum fins disperse heat away from the CPU via 5 heatpipes, while the high capacity 120mm fan quickly cools the heatsink for stable operation of high performance CPUs.
Fast & effective cooling for up to a maximum of 340W of heat
PWM Fan with Auto/Manual Control
Includes PWM Mate, the world’s first RPM controllable PWM fan speed controller, with the options of 3-Speed Auto or Manual Control Modes.
PWM Mate can be installed on the case’s exterior by connecting with the included Extension Cable.
Image shows the Zalman CNSP10X with LED's turned on. Image shows the Zalman CNSP10X heatsink unit.
Ultra Quiet 120mm Blue LED Fan
Switching noise eliminated 120mm fan incorporated for ultra quiet operation and Blue LEDs for cool aesthetics.
'Switching noise' is the high frequency harmonic noise that can result from voltage regulation.
Black-Pearl Nickel Plating
The entire heatsink of CNPS10X Extreme is "Black-Pearl" Nickel Plated for long-term corrosion resistance, while the deep "Black-Pearl" tone along with the high intensity Blue LEDs reinforce its powerful aesthetics.
Image shows Zalman thermal grease SM-STG2. Image shows the Zalman CNSP10X CPU cooler mount for high compatibility.
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 CNPS10X Extreme for intensified cooling performance.
Versatile Compatibility
CNPS10X Extreme accommodates a broad range of sockets. Intel LGA1156/1366/775, AMD AM3/AM2+/AM2/754/939/940

Zalman CNSP10X Extreme Specification

FHS and Fan Specifications
Dimensions 135(L) X 100(W) X 160(H)mm
Weight 920g
Materials Fins: Aluminum / Base: Copper
Dissipation Area 8,544?
Heatpipes 5 x U-shaped heatpipes
Fan PWM 120mm Blue LED Fan
Fan RPM 1,000 - 2,150rpm ± 10 %
Noise 20.0 - 39.0dBA
Fan Bearing 2 Ball-Bearing
Nominal Fan Voltage 12V
Over 50,000 hrs
PWM Fan Control
(PWM Mate)
PWM Fan Auto/Manual Control
- PWM Duty Cycle(Fan Speed Control Range): 25 - 100% ± 5%
- Connector Type: 4-Pin only
Compatible CPU Sockets Intel socket 1156, socket 1366, socket 775
AMD socket AM3, socket AM2+, socket AM2, socket 754, socket 939, socket 940
To see a full list of compatible CPU's please visit Zalmans website
Thermal Grease (ZM-STG2)
Color Gray
Specific Gravity @23°C 2.88
Thermal Conductivity 4.1 W/mK
Temperature Stability -40°C ~ +150°C (-40°F ~ +302°F)

Zalman PVM Mate Fan Speed Controller

Image shows the Zalman PVM Mate fan controller.

Zalman PVM Mate Features

  1. Various mode change (Auto 3steps Mode)
  2. Default Setting: Auto-Low Manual
  3. Installable on the system's exterior or other preferred location
Zalman PVM Mate Specification
Mode LED Color Fan Speed/Noise Level Manual RPM Control
Auto Low(Default Setting) Blue 1000 - 1500rpm / 20 - 28dBA Disabled
Mid Purple 1000 - 1950rpm / 20 - 35dBA
High Red 1000 - 2150rpm / 20 - 39dBA
Manual Green 1000 - 2150rpm / 20 - 39dBA
(User Defined)

CNPS10X CPU Cooler Components

Image shows the Zalman CNPS10X CPU cooler components. Common ComponentsCNPS10X Extreme & PWM Mate
  • Thermal Grease (ZM-STG2)
  • Double-Sided Tape
  • Extension Cable
  • User's Manual
Components for Intel Socket 1156/775
  • Socket 1156/775 Clip
  • Socket 1156/775 Clip Support
  • Socket 775 Backplate
  • Socket 1156/775 Bolt Guides
  • Socket 1156 Nuts
  • Socket 1156/775 Bolts (Silver)
Components for Intel Socket 1366
  • 1366 Clip
  • 1366 Clip Support
  • 1366 Fixing Bolt & Washer
Component for AMD Socket AM3/AM2+/AM2/754/939/940
  • AMD Clip

Cautionary Warning

1. Use and keep product away from reach of children and pets.
2. Do not ingest the Thermal Grease, and avoid its contact with skin and eyes. If contact is made with skin, wash off with water. If ingested or irritation persists, seek medical attention.
3. To prevent possible injuries, gloves must be worn while handling this product.
4. Excessive force exerted on the fan may cause damage to the fan and/or system.
5. Avoid inserting objects into the fan while it is in operation.
6. Check the components list and condition of the product before installation. If any problem is found, contact the retailer to obtain a replacement.
7. Zalman is not responsible for any damages caused by overclocking.
8.During transportation of the system, the cooler must be removed.
9. Zalman is not responsible for any damages that occur during the transport of a system.
10. Product design and specifi cations may be revised to improve quality and performance.