Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2
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3 January 2016
Pros: It spins upon boot?
Cons: Right from the start, there is a very noticeable wobble in the fan. It's a new system I'm building, and I've not yet loaded the OS. So the fan is under very light load. If there's a wobble now, I'm concerned about what might happen when that fan speeds up under load. I can try to 'unhook' and 're...
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.
Pros: It cooled a tiny bit better than stock cooler on i5 4690.
Cons: I already wrote a 5 star review for this product...so this is my revised one. I noticed small specks of a liquid-looking substance on my motherboard and other parts of my computer while installing some new fans. I could not for the life of me understand what this could be. Did I accidentally drop...
Cons: Started noticing smears of lubricant all over my other components. Guess the fan bearing oil is getting flung out. Hope it's not conductive. Time to buy a different brand. Don't get this fan if you mount it horizontal and run it at 100% speed.
Summary: It was relatively easy to install. I was replacing a stock fan that couldn't keep up anymore, and not having to tear the entire box apart to install a backplate was a major selling point. Initial install went fine, except for one thing - the fan did not spin much.
Pros: Didn't need to remove motherboard to install backplate
Cons: fan contained in shoddy plastic frame, fan doesnt spin
Summary: I have a AMD 1090T 6 core cpu. I re-installed OEM heatsink/fan, after noticing that pad too small and only 3 tubes,(that goes into pad) not 6 as stated. I did not trust this cooler's thermal conduction qualities. No way this is 150 watt rated in my way of thinking.
Pros: Small size, low cost.
Cons: Too small, copper pad will only cover center of CPU. Only 3 tubes in a U shape.