Great review. Was very excited about this cooler due to all the reviews. I just installed it in my PC and am quite surprised by the temps - getting no where near what you reported!
idle 51C (closed case)
load 68C (hl2 running)
Ambient temp 31C
I followed the installation directions to a "T" and even used AS5 for the paste (thin layer). I tried having the fan blow out to the back of the PC (default) and then to the top of the case (have an exhaust hole on top) but no success.
Any thoughts as to why it's so HOT?
Thanks in advance!
Praetorian PAC-T01-EK ATX Mid Tower (2 x 80mm front intake, 1 x 80mm exhaust fans)
CPU Intel P4 560 HT 3.6GHz (NOT OC'd)
1GIG Corsair PC5400 DDR 2 Dual Channel XMS2 (512 x 2)
ASUS P5AD2-E Premium MOBO
WD 80GB IDE
GigaByte ATI X850XT 256MB (OC'd to 544 & 564)
Antec TP-II 480 watt
Zalman CNPS 9500 Cooler