Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus
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weldon t., Newegg
27 January 2014
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: Just had an experience YESTERDAY (before this) with new egg that again demonstrates how far the mighty have fallen. They would not or could not tell me where an item I had ordered had (or if) shipped from. Delivery is all over the lot - sometimes VERY good and other times even the shadow does not know. Their new tracking is difficult (at best) to figure out.
Pros: looks very good - good reviews
Cons: The cooler arrived with a broken fan housing. Now New Egg wants me to pay $11.73 to return an item that cost $29.99. I suppose I could try to run it with a piece missing on the fan guard but I dont want to destroy my new Intel i5-3570 cpu which I understand runs warm anyway. I guess I will install the OEM Intel fan that came with the CPU
Summary: I bought this for a dell with poor clearance (narrow case). It had i7-2600 CPU. It was nice and quiet and served ok. Then I built a new PC with AM3 Phenom 980. This is when I became disgusted with it. There are way better coolers out there for equal money. I just took it off a few minutes ago and ordered a different brand. I'm using a spare Scythe I have (plenty of tension.
Pros: Low profile and low noise. A bit better cooling than stock AMD AM3(That's not saying much).
Cons: My main complaint is a real lack of down tension. Done up on AM3 CPU it can be moved from side to side way too easily. Poor metal in the connectors that attach to the heatsink; it bends some after a couple installs and thus loses even more tension. Incomplete coverage of AM3 CPU. Maybe ok, but I don't like to see 1/8" on all for sides uncovered. Why would they do this even if it is ok? It covers Intel 1155 ok. Unnecessarily thick, makes it difficult to plug in fan on ...
Summary: If your an Intell user I could see this cooler being very easy to install. If your an AMD user and not extremely tech savvy buy a different cooler.
Pros: It works and it keeps the cpu cool.
Cons: This cooler was a nightmare to install onto an AMD system. 1st. It can not be installed on an AMD with the board in the computer, it's impossible, I tried. 2nd. You have to remove the fan prior to installing on AMD so that you can screw the heat sink mount on to the tabs sent with the cooler to make it compatible for AMD. I don't know how to better explain this because I was not expecting to have to use a screw driver to mount a heat sink. Once the heat sink is attach...