Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus
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Better then stock cooler
Y. Simon, Amazon
17 January 2015
Summary: I purchased this cooler to replace the stock cooler for an intel i7-4790k Computer info: Motherboard: Asus Z97-A (LGA 1150) CPU: Intel i7-4790k Computer Case: Antec 300 illusion Memory: DDR3 1600 standard memory 2 x 4 GB Video Card: EVGA GTX 660 Super Clock Version Pros: Quieter then Intel stock fan Load temps are lower then stock Size is not overly big Easy installation, almost as easy as installing Intel stock fan except you got to take out the fan during installation...
Good for a 92mm cooling unit - not as efficient or quiet as a 120mm model though.
Brian Bloom, Amazon
2 November 2014
Summary: This is my first use an Arctic Freezer 13 CO heatsink/fan combo. I've used other similar type units (like the Hyper 212 for example). For this build I wanted something a little smaller and went with the 92mm fan of the Freezer 13 rather than a larger 120mm model. It's therefore a little louder (almost all 92mm fans will be louder than the average 120mm fan since they have to spin faster to push the same amount of air, and moving a lot of air is the main point of these...
Summary: I got this to replace another model from the same brand. I love these coolers as they do really well for what they are, it was the only cooler I could find that would fit in my HTPC case, thanks to the technical drawings on the manufacture's website. The only thing I'm not fond of is the plastic around these fans from this manufacture are somewhat fragile if you put much pressure on them (and you have to remove it from the heat sink to install it.
Summary: The Arctic Freezer 13 is a great deal and while not at the top of the charts performance wise, it does a great job at keeping the heat under control: In my HTPC case on an i7-2600k at stock speed: Stock Intel fan: Idle 44c, 100% load for 15 minutes 82c Arctic Freezer 13: Idle 34c, 100% load for 15 minutes 65c Most Intel processors have a thermal design limit in the low 70s, so you want enough cooler to keep below that and this one does it.
Summary: This is a great CPU fan/heatsink combo. Buyers should know that installing it on a mobo that is already in the case is quite a trick. I mounted this on my AMD Phenom II x6 1090T processor. Was an upgrade, so the mobo was already in the case. Had some trouble, dropped the mounting screws many times until I finally got it right. Not a lot of space for your hands and the screwdriver and the cooler in the case for easy mounting.
Andrew Strautz "Laugh and the world laughs with you; fart, and your on your own", Amazon
4 November 2012
Summary: This is a good cooler but not as useful for everyone as it is for Intel CPU users. The unit comes packaged with two brackets, one for Intel and Lugs that fit on standard AM2/3 mounting plates. Intel users can enjoy the included bracket and mount the heatsink in any orientation they like however AMD users will notice that they only have the ability of mounting it in two directions.
Summary: There are so many options for aftermarket CPU coolers, it can make your head hurt looking for them. I was previously running a water cooled setup, and decided I absolutely hate maintenance and high costs with a water cooled system. That being said, I researched and found Artic Cooling heatsink fans. Everyone seemed to love the AC freezer pro 7, but there wasn't a whole lot of reviews on this unit. So I went with my gut and decided to run this in my system with my i7 960.
Summary: Works great for my Phenom II x4 965 S2. Slow shipping but, the product surpassed expectations. Dropped idle from 42c-29c and full load from 65c-45c. Installation was difficult in holding the HSF down while screwing in, but that could just be my Case/Mobo setup. The overall procedure was incredibly simple tho, 2 brackets, 2 screws. Actually this fixed many BSOD and freeze problems i had from an overheat problem that could not be detected with software.