Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro
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This fan was useless to me
4 weeks ago
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. The end result was that the system was over heating when ever I went to play any game or watch movie. Maybe it'll work for you, but it didn't work out for me.
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 couldnt even get through a windows installation without the cpu overheating and my computer shutting down..
replacement cooler not as quite as you think "looks quality is quality"
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 certainly you can drown it out easily but its not quite to where you wont notice its there, Installation simple but tightening the screws was a bit on the iffy side manly becuase...
Summary: This heatsink has decreased my temps from stock significantly. I did have issues with install (as everyone else) so my thermal paste got messed up. I'm ordering some arctic silver right now to replace the stock but for now, here are my temp specs under maximum load. AMD FX 8320 100% load.
Summary: This is the best CPU fan I've ever had. I had a coolmaster in before this one and it died after a year of use. I had my husband replace the fan for me since I'm bad with judging things. This fan comes with amount of thermal paste on it already which makes it a quick install. The fan is super quiet and makes no noise at all. I can't even tell my computer is running anymore. I will be using this brand in any computer that I need to replace a CPU fan in.
Summary: I picked this up to cool an AM2+ Athlon 64 5000 that had been unlocked to full quad-core operation. It fits nicely (though snugly) on the motherboard, the mounting clips tightened down with no problem. You just need to take a moment to examine the cooler to understand how it works and be sure you don't over-tighten the mounting screws. The cooling fan is exceptionally quiet, near silent. This HSF is definitely on the short list for low-power AMD builds.
Pros: Excellent price (especially when on sale). Nice, quiet Arctic Cooling fan. 4-pin PWM. Good quality thermal compound pre-applied.
Cons: Slightly large. Need to be careful with the mounting clips.
Summary: I did a previous review of this item with it cooling a Athlon X2 64 5600+(which it did Marvelously),so for others reference i decided to write a new review for a different CPU since I'm so pleased with this product . From reading other reviews I was a little concerned when I acquired a Phenom II X4 925 95w as I was reading it was not able to adequately cool this CPU.
Pros: -Able to Cool A Phenom II X4 925 Rev.2 95w to relatively decent Temperatures. To give you an estimation I'm able to Idle Around 28C and 45C at Full Load. -Quiet -Price
Cons: -More than Possible you will have to remove Mobo from case to get this thing in as clipping system AMD's use is a pain with this cooler when you can't see what your doing. -Possibility of RAM obstruction if your RAM is situated close to the CPU, so your measurements before purchasing.
Summary: This fan is only for AMD so if you're processor is Intel keep shopping. Install was a breeze, pop off the dead one, clean up the old thermal paste from the processor, and line it up, snap it in, tighten the screws, plug it in and WHAM! You're done! Best under $50 I have spent in a long time. Yes the cost is 23.99 but once I added 2day shipping to Hawai'i the price petty much doubled. All in all I am very pleassed. My computer is up and running again.
Pros: 1 - Price, very inexpensive 2 - Ease of install, took me less than 15 minutes 3 - Quiet, can't even hear it running 4 - Easily Outperforms the stock fan 5 - Makes me happy because I can play my games again!