Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro
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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...
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...
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...
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).
Summary: Bought this item to replace a noisy stock fan. Instead of using a typical clip, however, you have to slightly unscrew a pair of bracket clips and jimmy the thing on through an awkward application of force.
Cons: Worst attachment mechanism I have ever dealt with in my life.
Summary: If you are considering an Arctic product, check out their warranty policy first. They don't offer direct replacement to the buyer at any point, you must go through the vendor from whom you purchased the item.
Pros: None I could find, it hesitated for a split second, then turned for a few seconds before the rotor came off the shaft and crashed into the heatsink on bootup.
Cons: No way to tell that the rotor connection to the shaft was broken until it was installed and started up because the magnetic bearing was holding the rotor in place. It looked perfectly normal. Not worth RMA'ing, and must buy another product elsewhere to get back up and running. Not a happy custome...
Cons: This pile of garbage wouldn't allow the CPU to boot into BIOS. As soon as I put the factory heat sink on it booted instantly. Also this fan is very difficult to snap in place. Very cheap construction.
Cons: Poor quality clasp system. On a gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 motherboard for a AM3+ cpu. Does not work. The clasps are a stupid screwdriver system, which if you have to 'unscrew' the screw to get the clasp to have some wiggle room to play with and get around the hooks, unfortunantly it's built so you don...