Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro
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4770k Keeps Cool
Jason P., Newegg
11 April 2014
Summary: I was thinking of going with a 120mm fan but decided to go with this cooler instead since I don't have a case with a cutout behind the motherboard to install a backplate. Install was very easy. Even though it uses a 92mm fan it moves a lot of air, it's pretty quiet, and keeps my 4770k cool. Over clocked it to 4.5GHz already w/o any issues.
Pros: Very easy install. 30C drop in temp under full load. No more throttling using AIDA 64 FPU stress test.
Summary: I love this cooler, Artic knows how to make a fantastic cooler and super easy to install.
Pros: Keeps my Ivy Bridge I5 3570K at 28C Idle and no more than 65C at torture test P95. Actually it only hit 65 for a flash and stayed around 60C. These are great temps because the I5 Ivy 3570K has a Tj max of 105C. Very quiet and so easy to install. The install is so nice and easy, best I have ever seen. Anybody giving this lower then 5 eggs needs to go buy a mac.
Summary: Would have been nice if the heat sink could have been clipped on instead of using screws on. also, it would have been nice also if the thermal compound was in a small bottle of its own or some sort of pad so you can place it evenly on the cpu processor instead of it having come prepackaged on the bottom of the heatsink.
Pros: Very quiet, just what you want. Blows efficiently inside and is way better than the stock cooler for the i7 3770k processor. Wont have to worry about the noise as thats the only thing I feared about any of my CPS cooling equipment. Very easy to install for INTEL motherboards. Only 2 screws needed to mount the heat sink part. And it uses plastic spikes instead of screws when anchoring the actual heatsink to the motherboard. Comes with a pre-sprayed layer of thermal pas...
Cons: Bulky when placed inside the motherboard but thats necessary if you want efficient air cooling; otherwise water cooling would be best if there is little space inside your tower. Also, you will need a LOOOOONNNNGGGG small screwdriver to insert the two screws for the heatsink.
Summary: I did put a couple of other fans in the case to move cool outside air into the case but, I did this before I bought this cooler. Still think it's a good idea.
Pros: I got this because I have an unlocked A6 that is capable of running 4000 mhz but, the OEM cooler just couldn't keep up. I decided that, if this worked as advertised, I could get a cheap upgrade on my computer. Long story, short ... it does work as described and I now have a 4ghz A6. I love it when a plan comes together.
Summary: All things considered I think it would have been better if no thermal paste were pre-applied and if a small tube of paste was included instead. While installing the cooler, I dropped one of the screws and had to remove the cooler, which kind of messed up the paste application. I would have preferred to use a different paste and removing/cleaning the paste would be a hassle.
Pros: Installation was fairly easy with no back plate required. Dropped my cpu temps 10C from my previous high performance heatsink. Comes with real thermal paste applied instead of a crummy thermal pad. Quiet. The long-life continuous operation fan is a nice touch and seems to work just fine, and is pretty quiet even in a case with mesh sides. 4 pin fan is nice since I can let my mobo control fan speeds and not worry about it, or use an adaptor plug if I want to control th...
Cons: The 2 mounting screws are tricky to reach, so using a magnetic screwdriver would have helped. The high quality thermal transfer paste was a nice touch but it makes trial fitting the cooler a problem since that disturbs the thermal paste.
Summary: The asus mobo documentation suggests/requires using the 2nd and 4th memory slots if you are only installing two sticks of memory. The Kingston 1866 Predator memory I purchased is very tall. It came within half mm or one mm of the fins. However, when you finish installing the unit the fan case touches the ram quite strongly. I decided to use only 8gb of the 16gb ram I purchased. Therefore, I only needed two 4GB memory units.
Pros: The unit is reasonably quiet and cools my AMD 8350 8-core. It fit on my Asus M5A99FX PRO R2.0 using the memory installation instructions. See below.
Cons: None really. If I had wanted to use all four memory slots including the first one next to the cpu area then I would've had to get less tall memory sticks
Pros: Worked Great With a ASUS Z77 Sabertooth and Fit Fine with the Ripsaw Gskill Ram which was all a bit of a tight fit but all in all works great. The Fan is Quiet and Keeps my i7 3770K Cool :)
Cons: The Only Con is that When i Initially Purchased this Newegg had it Listed Incorrectly as 120MM Fan which prompted me to purchase the Arctic Cooler13 (a 92MM Fan)thinking which the tight fit in all it wouldnt fit, thankfully when it arrived it was a 92MM Fan and Fit Fine. What was funny was in the product specifications it listed the size but the listing was wrong but looks like it has been updated.