Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Cooling Freezer A30
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Value for money 10
Ease of use 8
Best cooler for AMD Athlon II 425 so far
18 November 2012
Summary: I've recently built an AMD Athlon II 425-based computer. After having already built the computer and using it, the stock fan was a great disappointment. It performed, in my opinion, horribly. At idle the temperature was around 46 degrees Celsius with the fan being noisy. At full load it approached 69 degrees Celsius, which was disturbing enough for me to not set the game in 1080HD display. So I decide to try the ARCTIC A30.
Summary: Here are some points i want to share Installation was relatively fast and simple for me. I am comfortable installing computer hardware.2. Very quiet cooler in my opinion. 3. After installing this cooler, normal temperatures went down from 55º C. to an average of 43º C. This is a huge difference!!4. Here comes the impressive part. Under processor stress, this cooler won't let the temperatures rise above 69º C. No matter what programs I run and how long I run them for.
Summary: Installed on a AMD Phenom II X2 555, with all 4 cores unleashed. Other reviewers have mentioned a little tricky to install. But in fact certainly not a difficult install. The cooler came with installation instructions and directs you to the website for other instructions. It is much larger than stock coolers, so you may want to check that you have space for it to fit. No problem in my full size case, but might be tricky in a space saver case.
Summary: I bought this after I realized from reviews of my new i7 processor that I would need a non-stock cooling solution. I have used water cooling on past systems, and ultimately found that these systems just added expense and size to already expensive and large systems. I was encouraged by the price and reviews on this, and was not disappointed. Mounting system is excellent for LGA1155 (my system), and looks equally nice for other compatible boards.
Summary: I put this on a FX8150 in a ASUS M5A97PRO motherboard and it runs hotter than stock cooler!!! Hits 78-80 and warning temp comes on in BF3. Its also very large and will not fit into cases with a side fan! you have to take them out. the freezer pro 13 is much better for AM3+ boards.
Summary: really great cooler huge though so make sure your case can take the height not so much other dimensions oh and if you use matx you will loose first ram slot doesnt bother me but may be a thought to way up instalation straight forward but found youtube on install which helped all in all i can recomed this cooler oh and you can mount in all directions
Summary: If your looking for a decent HS/Fan combo for AMD boards, Give this item a second look.
First and foremost it fits perfectly ( By using the original backplate ) I really hate those things that hang great big coolers onto stupid plastic lugs, AKA the stock AMD plates ( Ever since I had one break, Fried a perfectly good quad at the time...Boo Hoo....
Excerpt: Jestliže freezer 13 byla legenda na poli levnějších chladičů a porážela i takové značky jako Gelid Tranquillo a k Noctue NH-D14 s blížila teplotám ,pak tento nástupce jde ještě dál a Noctuu dokonce umí porazit !
Excerpt: плохо охлаждает, пришлось перевернуть вентилятор чтобы дул куда надо, но даже в тандеме с корпусным при прямом продуве 8150black в простое 44-45, в нагрузке 67-69. Изменил кривую в софте матери чтобы дул на полную катушку при 55 градусах, но все равно отводит тепло с трудом. Требователен к полному продуву корпуса, я бы даже сказал что этот кулер Ленивый, на него больше работают корпусные вентили чем собственный.
Pros: Простая установка, встал как родной без проблем, тихий, почти не слышно
Cons: среднее охлаждение, не пойдет для лютых геймеров