Summary: This keeps my AMD fx 8350 cool even under prolonged loads. At idle it keeps the CPU at about 4-5 degrees C higher than ambient temperature and while performing long CPU intensive tasks (HD video encoding) temp maxes out at around 70 C. Noise level is negligible next to my case and GPU fans.
Summary: Arctic Freezer 7 Pro rev. 2: It works good, heat pipes move a lot of heat. At lower fan speeds it is silent, but it is quite loud at max fan speed, so PWM control is a must. installation hardware is a bit funky. PWM frequency must be above 25kHZ or it will make an annoying whining noise, but that shouldn't be an issue. I am using this to cool a peltier cooler.
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: I came into a Xeon Quad Core from a dismantled server with an LGA1366 socket. No coolers I had would fit, so after looking around and weighing cost/reviews I decided on this. I got it. The aluminum fins felt cheesey. The fan felt flimsy. I plugged it in and tested it and the fan spun somewhat slowly, with what seemed to be not enough force to move hardly any air at all.
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: 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: I bought this to replace my stock AMD cooler that came with my system. I was concerned that I was possibly overheating. What I found is that this baby moves alot more air than my stock did but really only gained about -3c cooler so not a major change. I did however gain +4c temp in my gpu afting adding this one so that is the reason for my 4 outta 5 rating. And yes my CPU fan blows away from my GPU. I had to add a PCI slot fan to offset this added heat to my GPU.
Summary: This brought my idle temp on Intel C2D E8400 from 60C to 37C (I'm thinking the stock heatsink wasn't properly mounted.. by me). It was actually easier to install than the stock cooler but it's very big, and one of the screws is inconveniently close to the heatsink so I had to remove parts of my case to get it in. All in all it only took about 5 minutes though and it's working really well.
Summary: this is a great cooler, however the push pins are hopeless to mount to the motherboard, 1 broke so i used the other 3, i had removed it twice, solution buy a bolt kit to attach to the back of your cpu to attach the heartsink