Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus
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A great disappointment
3 June 2013
Summary: First, was that the delivery was going to take 5-8 days...it took 9. Second, packaging was so pitiful that a corner of the heatsink fins was bent in pretty badly. There was absolutely zero padding around the package other than the blister-like packaging itself which was simply stuffed in a cardboard box just barely big enough to hold it. Third, this thing doesn't cool my AMD FX 6 core cpu any better than the stock heatsink that came with it!
Summary: Bought this cooler to go with my new amd fx-8350. I'm getting temps of about 40c on idle and have maxed it out under stress at 61c...this is all with stock settings. The problem is this cooler only mounts with the fan blowing up or down with am3+ amd sockets....and not towards the rear of the case which is how almost all modern cases airflow works these days. No where in the advertising of this product does it state this.
cause Computer to shut down 2-3 seconds into turning on
3 April 2013
Summary: I built a new machine had this paired to my amd 8350 vishera processor, computer would turn on the 2-5 seconds shut off. Replaced heatsink and fan with amd stock one computer works fine. took amd one off used this one again it did the same thing. Reproducible errors are what i live for. so i sent this back cause its clearly not being recognized even though the fan was running by my gigabyte 990fxa-ud5 motherboard. sticking with the AMD stock heat sink fan.
Summary: I bought this kit to upgrade my Asus gtx 470. I checked the Artic Cooling website and it said that this would be compatible. After disassembling my graphics card and reading the instructions it became clear that the large heat sink with the 3 fans is compatible but it does not have the correct instructions or ram/voltage heat sinks. In order to get the other pieces a second accessory kit must be purchased.
Summary: Video card cooler came equipped with plastic spacers that were to be used for installation. However, by using spacers, VGA heat sink was left 1-2mm gap from actual GPU card. Card overheated and failed within 5 mins of boot. Several modifications had to be made to the physical enclosure of the cooler itself. As another user pointed out, removing the plastic spacers allowed for a nice clean seamless connection with the heat sinks of the cooler/gpu touching.
Summary: Those looking for a heatsink? Do not buy this product. This product shipped incredibly slow to the point I thought it wasn't coming at all. Upon the eventual arrival I find that, not only are the instructions poorly written, but these instructions are poorly designed pictures at best that leave you in the dark as to what you're actually trying to accomplish. This product did NOT come with the proper items needed to install it.
Excerpt: Købte dette produkt da jeg håbede det kunne sænke varmen på mit GPU. 1. Den thermiske lim der følger med, kan ikke fastgøre de "tunge" dele, som den er beskrevet til at gøre. (blev nød til at købe thermisk tape som alternativ.) 2. Den larmer mere end en pre-instaleret blæser på en GPU. 3. Den hjælper, på ingen måde, med at sænke temperaturen på GPUen. Jeg fulgte anvisningerne, på net og i pakke, og er fælt skuffet.