Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Mono PLUS
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Ira C., Newegg
2 weeks ago
Pros: This cooler took my temps down about 30 degrees on my card. It comes with plenty of heatsinks which I used to also cover the vram and ram on the card. I cleaned off the thermal paste and used my own better quality paste and thermal adhesive for the heatsinks. Well worth the money and I see the price has dropped a lot on it now. I would buy this cooler again if I needed to.
Cons: The fan on it was dead when I got it out of the box and installed it. I didn't bother sending it back and waiting for the long drawn out process of an RMA. I replaced it with a blue LED fan which actually looks better in my case with the blue lighted theme. The cooler is really big so it helps to have plenty of room for it. It sticks out about 2 inches past my card.
Summary: I have a Radeon HD 6870 and its stock fan seemed to be getting louder and louder over time. With the Accelero Mono Plus I hear nothing. Still freaks me out a bit at startup because I think the computer isn't booting right, but its just the lack of GPU fan noise. Other points: - Read the installation instructions carefully, especially if you've never replaced a GPU heatsink before (I hadn't). - Look for instruction videos or articles online.
Pros: I put this on my GTX 470 despite it not being offically supported and I have to say that this cooler is outstanding. Before I was hitting the upper 60's under load and listening to the jet like roar of the stock reference cooler and now it's over 20 degrees lower and the fan is running below the threshold of hearing compared to the pump and other fans currently in my system. If you're on the fence about getting one of these, do it. You will not regret it.
Cons: The instructions are wanting but if you're good with your hands and patient the installation isn't all that bad. Not a ding against the cooler but a caveat for the novices among us to consider.
Pros: This is a great aftermarket GPU cooler. I put this on a radeon hd 6770. Overclocked to 950mhz, this card on load only hits 50 degrees Celsius. The 120mm fan runs very quiet and pushes a lot of air onto the heat sink.
Cons: The only con I would have is the extra weight the cooler gives the GPU.
Summary: I'm not sure about other reviewers comments on the thermal paste - the paste that comes with this fan is excellent as long as the chip is cleaned before applying.
Pros: So I bought this for my Radeon R9 290, which turns out if I would have read the fine print, this cooler doesn't put out enough cooling power for this card. But heck if it didn't. My GPU temps went down by about 20c and the VRM temps stayed around 70c on full load. This is without overclocking and with very high case airflow. So I have a new cooler now, but I was very impressed that this cooler was able to keep up with this card.
Cons: If you catch your finger on it at 80% fan speed, it will draw blood.
Summary: Overall, I would say this is an excellent cooler and would make this purchase again.
Pros: I bought this to replace the stock cooler on my EVGA 560 GTX (1466 model). It is very quiet, you can barely hear it when the fan is set to 100%. My idle temperatures used to be about 120 Fahrenheit and my gaming temperatures were upwards to 200 Fahrenheit. With this cooler my idle temperature is now about 85 Fahrenheit and my gaming temperatures are about 150 Fahrenheit.
Cons: It is very large and may not fit in some cases. You might also be hard pressed to use this cooler in a SLI setup. The instructions are not very well written.
Pros: I purchased this as a replacement for the stock cooler on an EVGA 560 GTX (1466 model). The fan is very quiet and even when it is set to 100% you can barely hear it. The cooler does an excellent job of dissipating heat. The card temperature during regular use never exceeds 90 Fahrenheit or 160 Fahrenheit during gaming. By comparison, the stock cooler was at about 130 Fahrenheit during regular use and close to 190 Fahrenheit during gaming. The four pin fan connector pl...
Cons: The cooler is very large. You would need to remove the fan cover if you want to use in a SLI setup. It appears that the cover can be easily removed, so just watch your fingers if you plan on using two of these for a SLI setup. The instructions are not very well written.
Summary: Instructions are a joke, but its a pretty forward installation.
Pros: This thing works great! Sure the VRM heatsinks are a joke, but the heatsink itself works like a charm. Took a EVGA 650ti SSC from about 55c under a full load, to it never breaking 34c. Needless to say im a happy camper! Also immensely quieter than the stock cooling setup!
Cons: A little bulky... make sure you've got the real-estate fellas.