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Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro
6.4 out of 10

Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro

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Overall 10
10

Fan and Heatsink

Bob M., Newegg
3 weeks ago
  • Summary: Compared to the stock fan/heatsink i replaced, this keeps my processor 20 degrees cooler.
  • Pros: Low Cost Easy to Install
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

Good heatsink, but not for everything

Bonnie Y., Newegg
29 June 2015
  • Summary: For quad or hex cores on a gaming computer, I could see this being great. Worked fine when I played most games. Literally thought my computer was broken on start up because of how little noise this thing made. However, for sustained loads on an octo core, probably not the best choice.
  • Pros: Incredibly quiet. It was quiet enough that I chose to just run it on max the entire time because it honestly didn't create much extra noise.
  • Cons: Can't handle everything, and I realize that was my own fault in retrospect for choosing the budget heat sink. Running an FX8320 CPU in my build for chess calculations, and it couldn't handle it under full load. Thought the problem was my thermal paste or perhaps improper air flow, but after swapp...
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Overall 8
8.0

nice cooler

Shaun S., Newegg
29 June 2015
  • Pros: Quiet, cheap, easy to install, and does what it's supposed to.
  • Cons: seems a little flimsy
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Overall 8
8.0

Bad shipping

Mike N., Newegg
24 June 2015
  • Summary: If it wasn't for the broken fan blade, I would rate it 5 stars. It's keeping my FX 6300 CPU at 35-40C in normal operations. I haven't tested the temperature yet during gaming. The fan is very quiet compared to the stock fan that came with the CPU. Again, it's an OK fan as far as I can tell.
  • Pros: It was very easy to install despite my small computer case. Fits perfectly well. Very quiet as advertised.
  • Cons: One of the fan blade was broken. I didn't want to waste money to ship it back and have it replaced so I just super glued it back on. It seems to be working fine now. I had some trouble wiping the pre-applied thermal paste. First time doing it so I suppose it was mostly my fault.
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Overall 8
8.0

does better than stock amd

thomas f., Newegg
9 June 2015
  • Pros: brought temp down to low 20's c, had no problem with ram placement at all
  • Cons: i have a Challenger case from Rosewill, and i have the ability to mount 2 120 mm fans on top, but with this cooler, the back one hits it, had to remove the 1 upper fan otherwise d gave 5 stars
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Overall 2
2.0

terrible

Fahryn H., Newegg
2 June 2015
  • Summary: Prolly should of read the reviews, just as many poor reviews as good ones I will stay away from this brand from now on. will seek a refund, really upset because i paid for a 3 day shipping as well...
  • Pros: none
  • Cons: Well, the fan arrived missing one of the plastic spikes that jut out of it that are supposed to hold the fan in place, I do not know if it is because that is missing or just poor design but this fan is NOT quite, it is very noisy and the fan keeps clipping the heat sink making a horrid noise when...
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Overall 8
8.0

AMD FX-6300

Cody T., Newegg
7 May 2015
  • Summary: I have an MSI-970A G43 motherboard, which is an AMD AM3+ socket. In the cons I wrote that Newegg doesn't list this as AM3+ compatible, however, the product box says the product is compatible with the following sockets: FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, and 939.
  • Pros: I don't know why some of these reviews have said that this HSF is difficult to install, it's not, at all. IMO, it was easier to install than the stock HSF. It's super quiet, and doesn't take up too much space. Dropped my idle temps from 52c, to 14c, and load temps from 63c, to 34c. Comes in a nic...
  • Cons: The only con I can think of would be size, and that's only because I know some may have trouble with RAM interference. Also, on the Newegg product page, they failed to list this HSF as AM3+ compatible. Which is why I was hesitant to purchase, it was only after reading some reviews from users that...
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Overall 4
4.0

This fan was useless to me

Ankron, Amazon
4 March 2015
  • Summary: This fan was useless to me. I installed it, and it only half worked. Let me explain. Perhaps it's the geometry of my board, but this sucker was so big and bulky and positioned oddly that only have the air could flow properly; one side of the heat sink was right up against a memory card.
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Overall 2
2.0

860k overheated in 45 minutes!

brandon thomerson, Amazon
20 February 2015
  • Summary: Alright so i got this today and at first was very impressed, easy to install, seemed like it was better quality then stock... man was i wrong. I am running a mini itx machine with an athlon x4 860k, have a 120mm fan directly above this, 2 more 120mm fans in the case, not overclocking at all and i...
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Overall 8
8.0

replacement cooler not as quite as you think "looks quality is quality"

RCrockin, Amazon
15 February 2015
  • Summary: very nice CPU cooler a lot of people say its quite but really if you come from a stock AMD cooler well there lies the reason stock coolers are loud, though this cooler is a good cooler for those like me who got a new motherboard and say it has a am3+ socket instead of a am3 socket, its not loud...
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