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: 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: 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
Summary: I recommend installing this heatsink and fan before installing your ram so it doesn't get in the way or frighten you like it did me =). You have to pop the fan off of the heatsink for installation. Once you mount the heatsink, snap the fan back on then install your ram.
Pros: I was skeptical on ordering this fan since there were plenty more out there that had THOUSANDS of reviews. I decided to settle with this because of its wattage tolerance and the fact that a 120mm on my cpu, 140mm on my case is just ridiculous size of fans, which for me feels a little bit like overkill (you can get great performance out of a smaller fan depending on the heatsink and the design of the fan). It's blowing a breeze over a Haswell LGA 1150 Core i5-4670 and ...
Cons: This thing is a close call to the ram dimms. I image searched this heatsink and you'll realize this is a close shave on majority of mobo's. If your ram has crazy heatsinks that zig zag everywhere, you may want to consider your options carefully with another CPU cooler. I have Mushkin's Radioactive memory and with the yellow heatsinks on the memory, they kiss the frame of this CPU cooler's fan but does not effect the use of the fan none whatsoever.
Pros: This cooler does exactly what it says it will do and more! On full CPU usage with my old stock cooler it was running at 95 degrees Celsius in a matter of like three minutes. The ARTIC Freezer brought it down to 62 degrees celsius immediately after installation. Works better than I expected!