Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus
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great bang for the buck
9 November 2013
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: The build quality is solid and honestly from the stock Intel cooler to this, my temps have dropped significantly during normal and loaded operation. I would say on average 10 Celsius lower, it's amazing even during the break-in period. One issue, I think the bracketing is a little wonky, you can choose Intel or AMD and thus different brackets are provided. What I did not like is the 'tabs' you have to screw through to the frame you clip to your Mobo.
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.
Summary: I am very happy aha a a no just happy with this cooler i replaced my stock cooler.first thing it is very easy to install. With this my idle temp 30c when watching hd 1080p video goes to 45c and hd video editing it scares me up to 73c. So it better than stock cooler, I am using this with amd fx850 assus m5a97 motherboard, two atx fan outward direction, and one inward direction.when you are browsing the net, normal use temp stays in 30ies.I am thinking of water...
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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: This cooler is fine but the issue I faced was with the spacers.... They suck... I ended up not using them and everything is fine and I've had it on my gpu for several months... Once you get it on, it's very good... Just read the directions completely before installing, and everything should go smooth...
Summary: i purchased this item because my prevuious GPU cooler was going downhill. after installing this cooler i noticed that the temps on idle were aroung 36c. and even brousing the internet raised it to 75c. after further inspection i realised that the plastic spacers left a physical gap between the heatsink and the GPU.
Summary: I put this in my HTPC which is actually right behind the couch. The old fan, that came with my i5 processor, made a distinct noise. The only thing you hear with this bad boy is the air moving, and it also pulls air across my RAM too! Can't go wrong. Good stuff. Only con was installation. It's got these darn plastic pegs to latch onto the motherboard. They make me nervous, but once you get the idea of how they work, it's not too bad.
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: I installed this on my Sapphire Radeon HD 6970 2 GB DDR5 DL-DVI-I/SL-DVI-D/HDMI/Dual Mini DP PCI-Express Graphics Card 100311SR . I will add some pictures later on to demonstrate the point... But what other reviewers say should not be taken lightly. This cooler will add inches to the length of an already long video card. If you do not have a large, full ATX case, try the Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro Cooler - DCACO-V3400-BLA01 . You are warned!