Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro
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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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.