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6.6 out of 10

Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro

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Overall 10
10

As Advertised

Michael B., Newegg
15 October 2014
  • Summary: I am using it on an GIGABYTE GA-990FXA-UD3 with a AMD FX-6300. When I push the AMD FX-6300 hard, it gets a little warm, but always stays well within the CPUs limits. The AMD FX-6300 is rated a 95 watts. I wouldn't use this cooler for anything more.
  • Pros: It is very quiet, and it cools my AMD CPU much better than the stock fan. Low profile does not torque the MB. Price was not a decision factor for my on this, but low cost is always good.
  • Cons: It barely fits in the AM3+ area on the MB. This makes it a little tricky to mount, but I got it in without any problems.
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Overall 6
6.0

Just O.K.

Richard S., Newegg
13 October 2014
  • Summary: Not really happy with the cheap thin plastic rings around the cooling fan, nor the difficulty when installing or removing the unit.
  • Pros: Seemed to work adequately on my AMD Phenom II X4 955
  • Cons: Can be difficult to install and remove from Main Board. When I removed it to as Arctic Ice Silver; the plastic rings around the fan broke!
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Overall 10
10

GREAT FOR FX 8350!

Jeremy R, Amazon
27 September 2014
  • Summary: I had a bad stock heatsink on my FX 8350 and I didn't know what to do my water cooling unit cosair H100i was on back order so I picked upo one of these littles guys for the hell of it because I wanted to test out my rig and I have to admit I thought it wasn't going to work 90Watt cpu cooler 120watt CPU but to my surprise I was getting 26 on Idle and 64 to 61 on load I didn't use the stock thermal paste that might be why but I used always use IC diamond thermal paste It...
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Overall 2
2.0

Just doesn't perform like it says.

cloudflcl, Amazon
23 September 2014
  • Summary: *update* After having this cooler on all day, My idle temps are now around 48C-52C. It isn't the thermal paste (Tried my old stock AMD cooler and it had fine temps). Played a game with this cooler and it got hot enough to cut the computer off (My processor isn't overclocked and has never been). Hopefully no damage to my processor from the temps and I am going to go ahead and reinstall my old stock cooler. I'll be sending this one back, if possible, asap.
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice upgrade from stock

GuyFromHamptRoads, Amazon
12 September 2014
  • Summary: Decent upgrade from stock. I only give it 4/5 because i had a heck of a time getting it on, seemed to be slightly less slack in the clips than required to clip it onto the CPU - meaning I had to really manhandle this to get it clipped into place. Otherwise, i'm running a slight overclock (0.2 Ghz) with no problems, CPU stays plenty cool. I suspect I could go higher with a better motherboard or RAM, as my CPU stays well under any dangerous temps.
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Overall 4
4.0

Didn't fit

Dennis W., Newegg
6 September 2014
  • Pros: Looked cool
  • Cons: Didn't fit on motherboard, had to use stock cooler. Machine would not boot with it attached because it was pressing unevenly on the CPU... dangerous.
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Overall 10
10

Quiet little cooler that performs very well

shipwrecked_and_comatose, Amazon
14 August 2014
  • Summary: What you have here is a great little CPU cooler. Sure, you can be trendy and go with that other brand cooler that has like two million five-star reviews on Amazon, but that thing is the size of the Scooby-Doo lunchbox you carried back and forth to elementary school. The Arctic is just a little bigger than my stock cooler; it's squat and dome shaped, kinda like R2-D2's head only smaller.
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Overall 10
10

Well worth a replacement if you dont want to noise of high air cool or water for a HTPC

Joseph Kyllo, Amazon
11 August 2014
  • Summary: Very quite and provides ample cooling. If you are using an HTPC that is a traditional case (I use an IKONIC) then this is a good option for stock fan replacement. So quite I wasnt even sure my computer had booted up. Average temps with stock fan on Phenom II x4 950 BE was 46c under normal use - after installation it dropped it down to 32c under normal use.
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Overall 4
4.0

Two Stars

AmazonLady "amazonlady", Amazon
11 July 2014
Overall 10
10

Quietest fan I've ever owned.

Alex Oulapour, Amazon
10 July 2014
  • Summary: If you want a quiet PC this is the fan you want. It's super quiet even when spinning full speed.
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