Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2
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Value for money 8
Ease of use 6
Not Suitable for AM3 socket phenom
23 January 2014
Summary: product description claims suitable for am3 socket. however the contact late on the heatsink is far too small, smaller in fact than the notoriously inadequate stock cooling that comes with the chip.
Summary: The cooler looks great and is indeed quiet but my main problem was installing the plastic processor base. The base comes with plastic inserts which unfortunately did not fit the Gigabyte motherboard. I even tried to sand the plastic pins down to size, no joy. I ended up by looking in my spares box for 4 suitable screws and these worked fine.
Summary: I've bought two of these now, one for a Phenom II and one for an AMD-FX six core. Pros: * Quiet * Good value for money * Preloaded with thermal paste (but we expect it these days) Cons: * Might be too big for your case, it's huge, really huge. I managed fine, but something to consider. * Will probably prevent you from fitting memory in the closest slot to the processor. I did have this problem, but they weren't my primary slots and I was only using two.
Summary: First of the manual is clear. Install it without any difficulties. Fan speed reads as 0. Already checked to see if ii is spinning and yes it is. i5 quad 760 2.80Ghz (overclocked to 3ghz to increase RAM FSB) Stock cooler Idle: 50°C - 60°C High spec. Gaming: 70°C - 85°C This cooler Idle: 35°C - 37°C High spec. Gaming: 40°C - 45°C Extremely impressed with results. Still little concerned about the speed. Very quiet, wasn't too difficult to install and performed excellently.
Summary: A lot of reviews rave of how quiet this is. It is no understatement. My pc uses an AMD Phenom II 955 on an ASUS m4A78t-e mother board. After two years the old fan was pretty loud and needing to be replaced. This is easily 2.5 times as tall as the factory fan/heatsink and SILENT! Temps have dropped, noise has been eliminated. It is really big. It fits fine with 4 regular height memory sticks but if your memory has any heat sinks on the top then it may not work.
Summary: This is bigger than I had expected and am so glad I wasn't retrofitting. Installing onto new mb (these things seem to get smaller by the year). Had no install difficulty as was doing out of case, had I tried to do this after installing MB I may have hated it. It covers one of my DIMM slots making it unusable. AMD install requires fan removal (easy enough as it loosely clips in place) to enable screwing in of retainer plates.
Summary: Installing this product was not easy. If you have an AMD based system, take EXTREME CARE when removing your existing OEM cooler from Phenom II CPU's Mine had glued itself to the OEM cooler and removing the cooler pulled the CPU from its socket, bending pins on the processor. After over an hour of delicate work, I managed to straighten the pins and replace the CPU into its slot. Very frightening.
Summary: Simply amazing, for the price. Idle 25 Degrees, Prime2004 Load 36 Degrees. (Just threw together a budget PC. This is attached to a PHenom II 560 (dual core), overclocked by an additional 400 Mhz, no change in voltages.) Case itself has good airflow and a side fan, which maybe improving performance, but even with that taken into account. 36 Degrees Load is very very impressive.
Summary: This CPU Cooler is an amazing purchase for the tiny sum of money that it costs, i have a Core i5 760 running stable at 4GHz which is a 50% overclock and i never exceed 70c and i never have thought to myself that the fan was excessively loud which is always a bonus. It may seem high but for such a cheaper cooler and a massive overclock it really is a brilliant product.
Summary: I was unsure at first at what CPU fan to purchase, after coming across this I have no regrets. The fan is very efficient at cooling the CPU, its never gone above 40 degrees when heavily loaded with games etc. It is also very quiet. Well recommended to all. Thanks.