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. The whole unit feels very sturdy and has the weight that you would expect from a quality heatsink.
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. It's at least as quiet as a reference cooler (and subjectively speaking makes very little noise at all), and more importantly offers far greater cooling performance than Intel's own cooling solution.
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. The big question though is which one to buy?
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. Clumsy enthusiasts like me, and I know there are
a lot of you out there, will easily shed some blood when working carelessly.
Removal is also not as easy as before and requires the fan frame to be removed.
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. I'm hoping we see some improvements, because the Mine-Cooler returned system load temperatures of 43 degrees after 7 days in my system while running prime95.
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)
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 the case, something you don't usually see with coolers. The Freezer 7 PRO produced very good performance in our tests with low temperatures and noise levels.
Excerpt: De doorsnee computergebruiker zal er geen seconde bij nadenken, maar voor een Hardware.Info-lezer is het één van de belangrijkste beslissingen bij de aankoop van een nieuwe pc: de CPU-koeler. Fabrikanten hebben de meest extreme creaties om je processor zo koel mogelijk te houden. Wij vergeleken 46 nieuwe modellen.