Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro
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26 September 2008
Excerpt: from Arctic Cooling has what it takes. Up against a couple of high-performance coolers that were newer, bigger and much more expensive, the little Freezer 7 Pro held its own. Some consumers might overlook the Freezer as being dated and no longer competitive. That would be a big mistake.
Conclusion: Arctic Cooling has provided the PC enthusiast crowd with a very affordable (Can you say $25 at Pricegrabber???) heatsink and fan combination with their Freezer 7 Pro. The build quality of the Freezer 7 Pro is top-notch.
Excerpt: Arctic Cooling is a household name when we talk about cooling. They are famous for cheap but reliable quality products and the Freezer 7 Pro is exactly that. You’ve probably had a chance to read about it, but if you haven’t – here’s your chance.
Conclusion: It may not be the most beautiful CPU cooler you can find on the market in this day and age, but Arctic Cooling's Freezer 7 Pro has proven itself to be a solid performer, perfectly capable of hanging with other third-party coolers for Intel's Core 2 platform.
Excerpt: View Comments Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Socket 775 CPU Cooler w/PWM Fan www.ArcticCooling.com Price: $34.99 Seeing as keeping your PC cool is one of the main goals in the enthusiast realm these days, aftermarket CPU Coolers have become an extremely popular addition to PCs.
Pros: Awesome Performance, PWM Fan, Quiet, Uses standard LGA775 Mounts
Cons: Large size (make sure it fits in your case if you use a smaller case), Heat sink surface could be shined a bit more
Summary: Arctic Cooling has
done a good job at improving the Freezer 7 with the Freezer 7 Pro. The
performance has definitely improved and the silence maintained. There are
indeed some drawbacks, though. The malleable aluminum fins are thin and a
little too sharp for me.
Pros: Great performance, Easy installation, Silent!, Angled fins allow airflow
over MOSFETs, One more heatpipe than
predecessor, Very affordable, Better fan frame
Cons: Aluminum fins can cut and
easily bend, Removal requires removing
Conclusion: As I said, the last set of temperatures were using Arctic Cooling's ARCTIC MX1 thermal compound. In order to do a more comparative test, however, I removed the heatsink, cleaned it off, and applied AS5. Let's see if this makes any difference.
Pros: PWM wire lead for fan control, Light weight design, Cooling for voltage converters, Patented vibration absorption, Sleeved wires
Cons: Unfinished tips on the heat pipes, Single size fan, Not the coolest temps for a heat sink (with either AS5 or MX1)
Summary: Straight out of the box, the Freezer 7 Pro has the kind of cooling performance that will make it a darling with overclockers. It can take on the highest performance heatsinks head on without hesitation. At its suggested price of US$34, we know of nothing that can compete for cooling performance.
Conclusion: The Freezer 7 PRO is a cooler designed from very good materials and of excellent construction. The 6 heatpipes along with the 42 fins deliver a lot of cooling. The four rubber connectors on the fan case offer vibration dampening from the running fan and prevent vibration transfer to the heatsink and...