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Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev. 2
5.5 out of 10

Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev. 2

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Overall 8
8.0

Cooling Fan

Eric, Newegg
9 July 2014
  • Pros: I never used it ..it was my mistake to buy wrong one ..Looks solid so I give 4*
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

's one quiet fan you got there

Robert M., Newegg
22 June 2013
  • Pros: Can't hear it from more than a couple of inches away at 7V, but even then provides what I'd consider a worthwhile cooling improvement. Includes a spare tube of thermal compound, which I suppose is nice to have around, and two spare rubber fan mounts. My EVGA GT440, with its stock cooler, idled at...
  • Cons: You lose an extra two expansion slots, beyond the one from the S1 Plus; getting the extra performance at a low noise level is worth it to me, but may not be to others, though to be fair if I need to use those slots the passive performance of the S1 Plus on my card is still perfectly acceptable. I...
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Overall 10
10

The thing really works

Kevin P., Newegg
22 July 2012
  • Pros: Works so much better than my former video card that it's not even funny. Using the stock cooler, even with Riva Tuner pegging the fan at 100%, running ME2 (2, not 3) at 1920x1200 would spike the video card's temperature to nearly 100C before it'd screw up and crash my system. Using this cooler an...
  • Cons: Bit of a pain to install and the instructions aren't that solid. I would not recommend trying it unless you're fairly comfortable working with electronics.
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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty darn good cooler

Andrew P., Newegg
13 July 2012
  • Summary: Good if you don't mind some creatinve engineering when attaching it to the card.
  • Pros: Been using this cooler for over a year - works quite well on an Nvidia GTS 250. Great in tandem with the Accel-S-Tm turbo. GPU stays steady at about 32C under heavy load with Accel add on. about 40C without Accel add on. System is in a desk cabinet.
  • Cons: Was a pain to install - I ended up using my own hardware to secure it to the card. It was a gigantic pain the rear getting the heat sinks to stay put while attaching this product.
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Overall 10
10

Arctic Cooling Accelero S1 Rev.2

Wanda L., Newegg
4 April 2012
  • Summary: Not much to say here, it did what it had to do and I have been staring at the HD 3850s temperature gauge for an hour and it is holding steady below 50 degrees Celsius so I am pretty impressed at the moment.
  • Pros: My old gaming PC was relocated to the living room and converted into a wireless multimedia PC after being hooked up to my SONY 50" rear projection TV in January of 2011. Unfortunately, the ATI HD 3850 AGP card (yes it was that retro) lost power to it's heat sink fan. The temperature on the GPU qu...
  • Cons: The thermal adhesive was a bit, er...weak. You need to be careful when installing this product. Make absolutely certain the upper surface of the GPU, memory modules, and voltage regulator chips on the graphics card are spotless. Also, the memory modules and voltage regulator chips must be rubbed ...
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Overall 6
6.0

Good, but flawed

Jeff C., Newegg
20 December 2011
  • Summary: large. on my card, the fins go out past the size of the card on the top and the side where the PCIe power is connected.
  • Pros: Quiet and thethe temps are now lower.
  • Cons: Some of the pieces did not match the picture in the instructions and in any event, could not be installed. I am not sure if this is affecting its performance. My card idles at 65 on the stock cooler. After installing this Accelero cooler, temp started at 48 and slowly crept up to about 60 after 1...
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Overall 10
10

ZOMG!

Miguel H., Newegg
11 December 2011
  • Summary: Newegg's customer service and shipping times were once again top notch.
  • Pros: I don't generally leave reviews unless a product merits a really bad one, or in the case of the Accelero S1 Rev.2, a really good one. I purchased this item after reading the immense amount of suggestions on forums and review sites. I have to say that I'm quite impressed with this product. My Visi...
  • Cons: As others have noted: the ram heatsinks do not stick well. Even after thoroughly following the directions and rubbing the chips with an eraser I still had some difficulty; in fact, I believe one has already fallen off....
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Overall 10
10

Great improvement

Devin C., Newegg
4 November 2011
  • Summary: Would be nice with a fan as well, however works fine with out one. I only have a 32mm case fan that doesnt point directly at it.
  • Pros: Amazing improvement from avg's of 100 degrees down to 80 degrees when gaming. From 65 degrees to 50 idle. No more graphic card failures, allowing me to use this card for gaming for another year hopefully.
  • Cons: Mini heat sinks don't stay on well.
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Overall 8
8.0

have 3, work well

Nicholas G., Newegg
24 October 2011
  • Pros: silent. Keeps the card pretty cool.
  • Cons: You won't be able to over clock much with these, since they're passive. The little heat sinks that stick on to the card tend to fall off. Passing a crossfire cable through them is difficult but possible. They are very large, make sure you have room.
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Overall 10
10

Good Fanless Setup

Daniel H., Newegg
17 October 2011
  • Pros: Keeps the case cool and quiet. Really a pretty good deal for the price.
  • Cons: Was Larger than i realized. make sure you have room in your machine vertically. i had to remove a fan to make it fit. It took me long to put together than i realized, but no big deal.
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