Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro
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... husband uses these all the time and they work great. this one had a minor defect in the ...
Kate Waters, Amazon
10 July 2014
Summary: my husband uses these all the time and they work great. this one had a minor defect in the power plug, but the hubby fixed it. this is my first computer build with my man. so far its looking good.
Summary: I've installed many coolers in the nearly 20yrs that I've been putting together systems. I REALLY don't like how this cooler clips onto the cpu socket. Normally, the clip secures the heatsink and the fan is attached to the heatsink. With this cooler, the clips are attached to the fan and the fan sandwiches the cooler down to the cpu. I was working in a mini-atx case with a bottom mounted power supply, so the cpu is very close to the top of the case.
Summary: I highly recommend this cooler to anyone who is looking to quiet their system or replace their stock cooler. It's a bit difficult to install, but not extremely. Make sure to loosen the two screws on the cooler itself before you try to attach the cooler onto the socket. Don't plan to do any overclocking with this cooler. It performs roughly the same as the stock cooler but it's much quieter so an excellent choice if you want to quiet down your system.
Summary: Decided to try this cooler after tiring of changing Scythe Shuriken Rev B coolers every year despite they being rated for 40,000 hr use.I'm using this in an Antec MicroFusion Remote 350 Micro ATX case to cool a 95w AM2 Athlon. So far it's keeping my cpu temps around 55 C during peak use (with hot PCI Ceton cable card in use) and is inaudible from my seating distance of 15ft. Installation was a little tricky until I paid attention to the instructions.
Summary: The fan is transferring massive heat away from the heatset. It is good with my A10-5800K(100W TDP). The design is not satisfied. 1. The plastic grips above the fan are really vulnerable, I broke one piece at the first installation. 2. The fan is wider in dimension than the heatset, which preserves almost no space for my fingers to fix it on the motherboard. 3. The fan has to be adjusted to be held tightly on the FM2 fan socket. 4.
Summary: I've been using this fan for a while now, I had gotten it to replace the stock fan, and all around it is really nice. Much quieter than the original one, the only thing is that the CPU runs a little bit hotter, but still in the safe zone. I would recommend this to anyone who's computer isn't being extremely stressed, because on that situation you might want a fan that is better for cooling.
Summary: So, it's cooling an FX8320. The main reason I bought this cooler was because of it's size. I didn't want to buy a big heavy cooler the size of a brick to cool a cpu that isn't going to be overclocked. Also, the stock cooler was driving me crazy with it's super loud fan. Other reviews state that this Alpine 64 Pro is quiet and yes, it's true. Even at full load it's very quiet. Not silent but quiet. Now, my temps are pretty good and at idle they range between 13c-23c.
Summary: Too big for my mini-itx case. Crammed it in anyway and it was not much less noise than the stock fan it replaced. Got the smaller ARCTIC Alpine 64 GT Rev 2 for less money. It fit better and is much quiter.
Summary: Bought this to replace the stock cooler on my A8-5600K, after 20 minutes of trying to coax this cooler to fasten to the heatsink clips, I got lucky and managed to snap it in place, before I was about to throw it through my window! You will have to take the mobo out of your case to install this cooler. Yes it does use the stock AMD mounting, but not enough room for your hands to make the top connection.