Reviews and Problems with Arctic Cooling Mono PLUS
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This is a great aftermarket GPU cooler
Kevin B., Newegg
3 weeks ago
Summary: This is a great cooler for the money.
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.
Summary: it doesn't say on newegg but it is 52mm thick People complain about the instructions and ya they are vague but honestly it's all pretty straight forward
Pros: -Quiet, seriously you turn this thing up to 100% and it emits the same decibels then it does at 25%. -Heat pipes -Before I bought this I was afraid it was going to be too big, but it is smaller then I thought it would be. I have to admit however it does fit a tad awkwardly on my card but it's not a problem. I have a GTX 650 ti
Cons: I didn't have to use them for my card, but for cards that require the brackets it seems like it'd be a pain to get it to work It only comes with four of everything. I hate it when manufacturers only send you just enough hardware. This is why I'm taking off an egg.
Cons: The product was shipped to me with broken internal bearings. On the forst startup the fan maked a loud grinding noise which persists when running. Also after installing this cooler my card has stopped working entirely. I took all necessary steps to prevent a failure and none of the heat-sinks were touching any other components. This has made me very upset and I want a total refund from arctic cooling. If I were you, stay away from this prouduct.
Pros: quiet, drop temps, no overheating. I could play a game for about 2 hours with stock cooler before card was too hot and would crash/this cooler prevents this from happening/it is affixed to a hd 6670 gddr5 model and works flawlessly.
Summary: Prior to installing the Mono I ran a fur mark burn in test to stress the GPU and see what my heat readings were. With the stock cooler(2GB 550GTX Ti EVGA). I manually set the fan at 70% with the Nvidia performance controls in the control panel I installed, and cranked up the fur mark burn in test. The high temp leveled out around 71c. Not crazy high, but definitely a bit warm. After installing the Mono the max steady temperature was 45c. a 26c drop is quite impressive.
Pros: Massive temperature drop. I should be able to stably overclock this a bit easily. Even at 70% fan speed (1410 rpm ish) it is pretty quiet. The fit and finish on this seems quite good as well. I saw reports of the fan being cheap, but I am not of that opinion. Maybe people think it is because it's a bit flimsy, but I think that may have been done to reduce the weight of the blades and reduce stress on the motor? Not sure, but it's very quiet, and cools very very well. ...
Cons: Instructions are a little vague, but not awful. It is quite big. Bigger than I expected. You'd probably have a difficult time fitting two cards next to each other in the double wide slots. I can't say for sure, as I only have one card, but at the very least it'd be a tight fit. It also extends away from the stem board over the edge of the video card probably 1 3/4" - 2". My coolermaster case is plenty wide enough.