Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev. 2
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It works very well on xfx6870 with120mm fan
Glenn Kramer, Amazon
13 June 2012
Summary: I installed it on a XFX 6870 card since the stock cooler ran hot and I thought was very loud. Install was not that tough but take your time. Make sure you follow the instructions with the glue. Mix as instructed and I let it cure for 5 hours. however, for me, it did not really set until I ran the card and did a benchmark with furmark. I guess the heat allowed it to dry. Attatching a 120 mm fan, the temps were 36 idle and 58 max.
Summary: Once I got this installed it worked perfectly. Although I haven't pushed my GPU hard yet to see how well this cools, it is keeping the GPU at 33-35c in normal use. I have this mounted on a Gigabyte ATI(AMD) Radeon HD 5670. Yes, as others mention, the RAM heat sinks don't stick too well. I had to cut down the voltage controller heat sinks to fit this card.
Summary: I've had this accelero s1 unit on an xfx 8800GT (fan was stuck at 100% - a common malfunction with those) for over a year and it's been great. Card idles at 50C, tops at around 70C+. A little fiddly installing it but not bad. The memory heatsinks do have weak adhesive and some fell off at first, so you might need some extra ones or some adhesive. The unit is too tall to fit in a slim HTPC type case, but a standard mid-tower should be fine.
Summary: Bought this product after my XFX 8800GT fan started cracking and the card overheating. It is not difficult to install however make sure you have the right tool and dexterity. Comes with pre-applied thermal paste so I did not have to purchase it, however the provided heatsink are not enough for the 8800GT and I had to buy Zalman additional ones for $10. I have added a 120 mm fan on top and have a big drop on temperatures even if it is still hot in here.
Summary: Drastic temperature decrease. To use it with a 4850 (Sapphire dual slot in my case) you need to bend or cut one or two fins from the heat-sink that will be used on the lower memory chip. For some cards you should use the Turbo Module. Check ArcticCooling website for more info. If you have the skills and the space use a PWM 120mm fan connected directly to the card. In this way the card will be able to manage the fan and keep noise level at minimum.
Summary: I replaced a 92mm stock fan on my Radeon 4850 (and had no problems whatsoever getting it to fit, even though it doesn't say it fits the 4850 in the online description, there is a sticker on the package that says something to the effect of "now fits 4850" and others. It was the first time I've ever replaced a VGA fan, so if I can do it, it's easy. I cleaned off the thermal paste that came pre-applied, and used Arctic Silver 5 instead.
Summary: I purchased this item based on a recommendation from a friend. I have to say, the heatsink did not look incredibly impressive when I first opened the package. It's light, made of aluminum, and comparing it to the solid copper heatsink that comes originally with the video card, I was a bit doubtful. However, all my doubts were quickly "dissipated" once you see the product in action.
Summary: Replaced a loud fan that always plugged with fine cat hair on the 3870 in my HTPC. I was worried that this fan would be too big for my case and not cool enough; my fears were unfounded. Install was super easy for me, I removed the 4 screws holding the dual slot cooler on my 3870, cleaned the chip, and secured this on. I didn't even need to put on the included heatsinks because my card had large copper heatsink already attached to the memory chips. My lucky day.
Summary: This is my 2nd Accelero heat sink. Just as awesome as the 1st with more heat-sinks. Works great on my HD3870 Card. No clearance issues. Heat-sinks stuck fine. You have to make sure you clean the chips before applying. Alcohol is perfect for the cleaning. Nice and quiet and very cool running.
Summary: I bought this for my XFX 8800GS (yes it works on the 8800GS even though it doesn't say this). My stock fan/heatsink which was insanely loud had an idle temp of 48°C with a full load temp of 78°C. After putting this thing on, I get 45°C idle and °58C under load! A drop of 20 degrees Celsius without a fan!