Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro
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Just doesn't perform like it says.
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.
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. In the process of attempting this the CPU was torn from it's moorings somehow and a number of contact pins were ruined in the process. CPU--which was brand new--was utterly unsalvageable. Not impressed.
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. The simple solution to this would be for Arctic to send me a new fan only as it's a no brainer to swap it with the rubber connectors. I guess that makes too much sense.
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 customer at all.
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't know how much is too much, and the clasp will bloody well fall out of the screwhole if you do one too many rotations (which you will). You can get it on one clasp but not t...
Summary: Got this fan to replace my loud stock fan, and i was really excited! put it on, and in the process broke 2 or 3 little pices, this thing is so horribly made! then used it for 2-3 days no issues,, then my computer reaches 65 C while playing MINECRAFT! and after 10 min of that it hit 95c and my computer turned off... THIS IS THE WORST FAN EVER!! You are better off using a stock! *and this is not a fake review guys, really go back now! i'm trying to save you the time!
Summary: Vet inte om jag fått ett felexemplar men min är allt annat än tyst! blev betydligt högre ljud än original AMD AM2 kylaren! Var tvungen och använda mig av en 5.5v adapter för att tysta ner den.