Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2
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Brought some more life back to a Vostro 220
Matthew R., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Summary: The Dell Vostro 220 ended up being a pain to install this on because the old HSF used a X-bracket with screw holes. So I had to remove the motherboard and gently pry the X-bracket off the back.
Pros: It comes setup for a lot of different sockets and the instructions were easy to understand.
Cons: The bracket that fastens to the motherboard is very brittle. I ended up cracking one of the cross members with very little force.
Pros: Pretty quiet and very efficient at keeping not only my CPU cool but helps out distributing cool air flow. Pre applied thermal paste is very useful and works extremely well! Keeps CPU cool under 31C and under 48C on benchmark and OC gaming.
Cons: Fan brakets are kind of cheap,broke one during first instillation process. Big for a mid tower. Almost took up first ram slot, still manageable but had to adjust fan so I could access slot. Insert prongs easy to install but could be a pain sometimes but not enough to pass up this heat sink.
Summary: This time I bought an Arctic Freezer A11 which is much cooler (43 degrees vs 53 degrees) and quieter and looks like it will hopefully last longer. Basically the same price, but a few millimeters larger so make sure it will fit!
Pros: Keeps my AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE at ~53 degrees Celsius under full load. Much quieter and cooler than the stock. I can hear the fan at load but would not say it is noisy. A very good price for what you get. Nice size for smaller cases.
Cons: I have owned 2 of these. One fan died after ~2 years, the other fan died after ~3 years. My PC is on maybe ~12 hours a week and doesn't do maxed out work often, just lighter gaming. I'm not sure if that's a good lifespan for a fan, but I don't think so. However, for the price I only docked 1 egg....
Summary: Working with limited space for air cooling in a Rosewill Challenger S case. Evo212 does not fit at all and my water cooler is going in a new Fractal so I needed something smaller but still big enough to cool a 125w 6 core1055T.
Pros: -Good size heatsink without being too big -Quiet PWM fan with FD bearing -Very easy to mount on AMD socket -Pre applied TIM seems to be working well and makes it very e
Cons: Plastic bracket that holds the fan on is VERY cheap plastic but it works. Not enough to deduct an egg from a $25 economy air cooler.
Pros: 1. worked right out of the box 2. quite , I can not hear it over any other thing in my pc. 3. I have it on top of a amd 125watt fx series quad core 4.2 with no overclocking and arctic silver 5 thermal paste siting at 24 c at idle.
Summary: I've used arctic sliver 5 paste for yrs and i had no doubt that a cooling product from them would be Great. :)
Pros: Great Cooler keeps my intel G3258 at 4.6ghz under 60c gaming hrs on end. paired with arctic silver 5 toothpaste is a great duo. and it's ...(quiet)... very quiet loudest thing in my case is my hdd's.
Summary: HP Elite 8100 CMT I7-860 LGA 1156 2.9G After being unable to find any information on replacing the stock CPU cooler on the web (seems a lot of info for build-your-own, nothing for off-the-shelf computers) and downloaded utilities showing the I7-860 running at 90C (idle at 55C), I ordered this unit.
Pros: Looks well designed. Thermal compound seems good.
Cons: Installation pictures are a little difficult to figure out. Figure 1 'Holes' for 1366 matched my 1156 socket. Installing the heat-sink to the mount plate caused the mount plate to pop off the motherboard.