Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 Pro
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Good heatsink, but not for everything
Bonnie Y., Newegg
29 June 2015
Summary: For quad or hex cores on a gaming computer, I could see this being great. Worked fine when I played most games. Literally thought my computer was broken on start up because of how little noise this thing made. However, for sustained loads on an octo core, probably not the best choice.
Pros: Incredibly quiet. It was quiet enough that I chose to just run it on max the entire time because it honestly didn't create much extra noise.
Cons: Can't handle everything, and I realize that was my own fault in retrospect for choosing the budget heat sink. Running an FX8320 CPU in my build for chess calculations, and it couldn't handle it under full load. Thought the problem was my thermal paste or perhaps improper air flow, but after swapp...
Summary: If it wasn't for the broken fan blade, I would rate it 5 stars. It's keeping my FX 6300 CPU at 35-40C in normal operations. I haven't tested the temperature yet during gaming. The fan is very quiet compared to the stock fan that came with the CPU. Again, it's an OK fan as far as I can tell.
Pros: It was very easy to install despite my small computer case. Fits perfectly well. Very quiet as advertised.
Cons: One of the fan blade was broken. I didn't want to waste money to ship it back and have it replaced so I just super glued it back on. It seems to be working fine now. I had some trouble wiping the pre-applied thermal paste. First time doing it so I suppose it was mostly my fault.
Summary: I have an MSI-970A G43 motherboard, which is an AMD AM3+ socket. In the cons I wrote that Newegg doesn't list this as AM3+ compatible, however, the product box says the product is compatible with the following sockets: FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, and 939.
Pros: I don't know why some of these reviews have said that this HSF is difficult to install, it's not, at all. IMO, it was easier to install than the stock HSF. It's super quiet, and doesn't take up too much space. Dropped my idle temps from 52c, to 14c, and load temps from 63c, to 34c. Comes in a nic...
Cons: The only con I can think of would be size, and that's only because I know some may have trouble with RAM interference. Also, on the Newegg product page, they failed to list this HSF as AM3+ compatible. Which is why I was hesitant to purchase, it was only after reading some reviews from users that...
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...
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: Good news! The Arctic Alpine 64 Pro Rev.2 did its job by replacing the AMD jet-engine stock fan. It keep my Phenom II x4 cool and whisperingly quiet. Bad news is that I got a broken fan cage when I opened the box. Since the price is dirt cheap and the Alpine 64 pro rev 2 works, i opt to keep it.
Summary: Decent upgrade from stock. I only give it 4/5 because i had a heck of a time getting it on, seemed to be slightly less slack in the clips than required to clip it onto the CPU - meaning I had to really manhandle this to get it clipped into place.
... 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.