Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro
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Value for money 6
Overall quality 6
Ok as long as you don't overclock.
14 December 2013
Summary: While this cooler is ok for normal computer use (surfing web, watching videos, etc), if you play video games and overclock your rig any, you should get a better cooler. Running at factory settings with no overclocking what so ever, my cpu sits at 40c at idle. Running a stability test for more than 2 mins and it jumps to 70c. Overclocked from 3.4ghz to 3.8ghz, it idles at 54c and after 45 seconds of a stability test, it's over 70c.
Pros: My Phenom ii x4 975 was idling around 45-46C on the stock cooler. With this aftermarket heatsink I get around 35 on idle and 58 on full load. Huge difference. Probably wouldn't use this to overclock but I don't overclock anyways and for the price it can't be beat. Installation was pretty straightforward. Just loosen the screws and latch on and then tighten back up.
Pros: Upgraded from a Phenom 9500 to a Phenom 2 X4 965 Black Edition processor. I mated this CPU cooler to my CPU and it works like a charm. It's quieter than the old Thermaltake TMG A3 Tt cooler which came with the Phenom 9500.
Pros: It works, looks cool with a black theme PC and white fan blades. I built an FX 6 core for a person, used this because the stock heatsink was fugly, It runs CPU at 17-26, jumps to 30 some times with WoW running.
Pros: Bought to replace the stock cooling unit that came with my AM3+ which was very NOISY. This cooler was advertised as ultra quiet and it is. It also keeps my CPU at about 53 degrees C. I'm very pleased with it.