Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus
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Keith B., Newegg
16 August 2014
Summary: I highly recommend this product especially if you are using a mid-tower case.
Pros: This CPU cooler works great and was super easy to install on an Intel motherboard. My temperature dropped approximately 7-10 degrees Celsius over the stock Intel cooler. Furthermore, the fan runs very quiet.
Summary: Some users installed the mounting bracket so this wide heatsink almost covers the nearest memory slot. Rotate the bracket a quarter turn (90 degrees) and the width of the heatsink is then nowhere near the memory slots. In this setting the fan blows heat towards the rear of the case.
Pros: Square mounting bracket can be oriented so that heatsink mounts facing rear or top of case.
Cons: Heatsink can also mount so the fan blows towards the graphics card or front of case - but why would anyone do that ?!?! Due to confusion among some users, Arctic should offer a video tutorial on their website for AMD installation and for Intel installation.
Summary: This is a good functional cooler. It is an upgrade from the Intel default cooler. Very easy to install. Not too heavy nor too big will fit in most standard sized case. The "tools less" pins are strong enough even if they are made of plastic. It looks more robust than Intel default "tools less" cooler. The pre-applied thermal paste does the job but it is the weakest link of the cooler so removing it and replacing it by properly applied thermal paste is a good idea.
Pros: Easy tools less installation. Don't need to remove the motherboard to install it. Strong enough. Not too heavy so you can move the case around. Not expensive.
Cons: Too much pre-applied thermal paste. Noise level is good but not great.
Summary: I bought my current setup from someone else, so the cooler was already installed, I will update this to reflect my installation process after I install my new one.
Pros: I have one of these cooling my Phenem 2 6 core processor, and the temps stay about 16c at Idle, never seen them go over 50c. I am waiting for my new components I just ordered from newegg for my new build. This will have the FX 8320 8 core. I was going to go water cooling, but I am so impressed with my other one, I decided to order another one for my new system.
Summary: Cooled my FX 8350 stock at 52*C after 3 hours of Prime95. Fan is high quality, and can't be heard at all. AMD Installation: I suggest two people, one to hold the clip, and one to screw it on. 1. Screw the top part of the cooler (The one without the fan) to the little clip, without mounting it yet. 2. Mount the top part of the clip to the motherboard, being careful not to disturb the CPU. 3.
Pros: * Insane cooling * Quiet. You can't hear it, even at max. * Doesn't cover RAM slots
Cons: * Heavy and Big * Will interfere with top fans on most mid cases. * Hard to install on AMD boards. Recommend 2 people (one with small hands)
Summary: still a decent cooler running fx8350 idle temp as low as 16c and the highest ive seen so far is 43c
Pros: Nice cooler
Cons: now the biggest con you can only mount this on amd with the air flow going up and down so to the manufacture MAKE IT RIGHT AND SO IT CAN BE MOUNTED WITH AN AIR FLOW THAT GOES SIDE TO SIDE LIKE THE FIRST ONE OF ITS KIND YOU EVER MADE THAT STILL WORKS BETTER THEN ANYTHING YOU OFFER TODAY
Summary: This cooler is amazing, and should not be overlooked if you are in the market for a cost-effective cooler. My chip idles at around 20-25 C, and, when all cores were maxed out at 100% while I re-encoded about 10 GB of video files, only peaked at 55C.
Pros: -Fantastic cooling -Super quiet -Pre-applied thermal paste -Very easy to mount
Cools i5-4670 great, RAM Bank #1 clearance issue on MSI Z87-G55
R C., Newegg
15 January 2014
Summary: Fit into my ThermalTake Chaser A31 case nicely with clearance to spare. You install the mounting frame first then use two screws to mount the cooler to the frame. Long bladed screw driver will make the screwing down a lot easier. You must take the fan off the cooler in order to get to one of the screws. I used a flat bladed screwdriver to gently lift the hold on tabs on one side then rocked the cover off.
Pros: Cools my Intel i5-4670 quite nicely. Temps around 40C to 45C when playing World of Warcraft. Fan comes off easy with using a flat bladed screwdriver to gently release the tabs gripping the cooler and snaps back on easy. Comes with Arctic grease already applied. Fan is quiet.
Cons: On my MSI Z-87-G55 motherboard, the cooler blocks RAM bank #1. The top of my G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage DDR3 (F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2) was kissing the bottom fins. So I am using Banks #2 and #4 which works fine for me. The frame used to mount the cooler is very close to some of the capacitors on the motherboard though there does seem to be a slight amount of clearance.