Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Accelero XTREME Plus
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30 October 2013
Summary: Heat sink works great, Fan doesn't make a lot of noise. I bought this one because it has such a large surface area that I think will help keep processor cool even if fan dies. That happened to my last heat sink so I figured I would give it a try. Installation was very easy. I would warn people that this puppy is big, it sits about 4 - 5 inches tall.
plonk420 "music, music video, computer freak", Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: keeps my non-reference Radeon 5870 which could hit as high as 80-90C (and more recently 100C) running 24/7 as low as 60C. i had to (very carefully) forgo the spacers as i wasn't making enough contact with the GPU die. it probably would be 2-5C cooler even, had i not bent (manually, and with much effort) some of the fins trying to get it to fit (i was installing it wrong).
Summary: One of the best computer investments I have made. Well engineered, quality construction, effective, easy to install, excellent guarantee. Unlike many similar products you do not need access to the back of the mother board for installation. Dropped the temperatures of my I7 cpu chips from 15 to 20 degrees compared to the stock cooler shipped in the Asus units.
Summary: This fan was/is a BIG improvement over what was on there. Now I rarely see the temp getting to 110F, before this fan average was 120F to 130F and sometimes pushing close to 150F in warmer weather. I would recommend this fan if you want to keep your CPU cooler.
Summary: I just spent around 450$ upgrading my PC from AMD to Intel for Rome 2 Total War. My plan was to switch to an overclocking processor and to purchase a motherboard that would not "explode" if overclocked to very high speeds. I ended up going with the Asus MAXIMUS V GENE Z77 motherboard, what an amazing motherboard btw, great onboard sound and a very user friendly BIOS for overclocking.
Summary: 110% Satisfied. They call this an Arctic Freezer for a reason. Now granted it is rather huge, like a giant radiator in the machine, however, it keeps my processor cool as ice even on maximum overclock. Little pricey as I dont prefer spending 40bucks for a cooling unit but i'm definitely glad I bought this unit.
Summary: This is a rather large cooler, but by going slow and following the pictorial assembly guide (I can't call them instructions because there a few words to go along with the pictures), I installed this unit in under 30 minutes on an ASUS P5Q LGA775 motherboard that I intend to overclock a bit.Temps for both CPU cores are at 24C while the system is almost idle in a room that is at about 68 F (20C). Under load (PC Mark 7 benchmark) the CPU stayed around 30C.
Summary: I was getting CPU temps while gaming with the stock cooler in the 70 C.'s. I felt that those temps were much too high. Temps with this cooler have not gone over 54 C. Many of my games run at less than 50 C. Installation was actually very easy. Only one screw required a looong screwdriver and some patience. If I ever have to install it again I will plug the fan in before screwing the unit down.
Summary: got concerned when the box didn't list 1155 as a supported socket.. but it does. newegg is correct..
Pros: Size.. This is the biggest heatsink that can fit inside my FractialDesign Node605 case. it does not block anything on my MSI Z77A-GD65 motherboard. each ram dimm is populated with a tall heatsink-ed stick of ram.. no clearance problems.
Cons: pushpin tabs.. i don't like pushpin tabs because plastic is fragile.