Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Arctic Fan Pro TC
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Better than stock, but a mediocre overclocking cooler
Jason B, memoryexpress.com
13 February 2015
Summary: I bought this because I couldn't fit the coolermaster hyper 212 in my case (same price). I was hoping to do some overclocking but this cooler isn't particularly effective. If you're looking for a light overclock (maybe 300 mhz more) it's a decent cooler, but otherwise I ended up going liquid with...
Pros: + Small profile, fits a mid tower case
+ Useable on AMD and Intel chipsets
+ Braided cable guard to prevent abrasion of fan wire.
+ Fits stock brackets, does not require removal of motherboard to install.
+ Quieter and much better than stock CPU coolers.
Cons: - Poor heat dissipation for an air cooler (even after putting new compound and reseating.)
- Quite "fat", may not clear RAM slots.
- Maintains about 20 degrees over ambient on load (not good for hot CPUs like AMD)
- Seating options on AMD would be best suited to a case with top ventilation fans.
Summary: Overall its better than stock quiet and is an ok cooler. This cooler keep my i7-4770K Processor 45 degrees idle and 75 degrees on full load. It brought down the temps but i am not fully satisfied with the cooling.
Pros: - Very quiet
- Pretty good at cooling
- Looks good
- Much better than stock cooling
- Pre applies thermal paste is good
- Easy to follow instructions
- Good mounting brackets ect.
Cons: -The cooler is huge
- Needs better cooling power
- would not suggest for the hotter cpu's
Summary: I've had this heatsink/fan for over three years, and it's still running. The fan usually idles around 800 rpm. It's quiet, that was the big seller for me. Even if the fan ramps up, it's still quiet. I have this fan on an AMD2+ and Intel 775 CPUs, very versatile.
Summary: I originally purchased the Antec 920 liquid cooling kit (and did not notice much difference, I was kindly explained by the experts at Mem. Express that not all towers will provide a significant drop). However, they recommended me this (Freezer 13).
Pros: -Fan is extremely quiet (even at high controlled RPM)
, -Heatsink is consistently cooler than the ambient temperature inside the tower.
, -Perfect fit for those who use stock towers like HP, Dell, Acer etc
, -Horizontal placement provides better air ventilation
, -Mounting is very strong is sturdy
Cons: The push pins they provide for the intel chipset will not fit AT ALL for those who have motherboards that require screw mounting. However, I was able to rip apart my hold heatsink screws off and substituted the push pins with the original screws.
Summary: this is a fresh install on a core 2, 2.83G Q9550. I'll let you know how it goes. Tip: use artic silver5
Pros: Small size will fit into a Antec 900 case with the side fan installed.
, You don't have to pull the motherboard out of a 900 case to install it.
, Idles at 40C but does not get hotter than 50C after an hour of prime95 which is in keeping with the hyper 212 which will not fit in a 900 case unless ...
Cons: Does'nt give you the low ambient temps that the cooler master hyper 212+ does. (Room temp plus 3 or 4 degees on ide)
Excerpt: Premier ventirad de marque sur mon i5 760 dans le but d'oc. Premier OCCT avec venti intel d'origine (qui avait 6 ans) arrêt prématuré de ma part à 85 degrés au bout de 3 minutes. Avec ce ventirad sans OC je suis a 48°c max, je vais enfin pouvoir jouer avec le bios.