Latest Forum Posts

Latest News Posts
Coming Soon!
Social
Go Back   Techgage.com > Archives > Reviews and Articles

Reviews and Articles Discussion for Techgage content is located here. Only staff can create topics, but everyone is welcome to post.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-19-2006, 11:51 PM   #1
Rob Williams
Editor-in-Chief
 
Rob Williams's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlantic Canada
Posts: 13,351
Default Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 64

Heat is your computers worst enemy, but luckily enough there are many cooling products to make use of. We are taking a look at a new CPU cooler which uses three heat pipes that can handle heat up to 200w! Let's jump in and see how it compares to a few other S939 coolers on the market.

Discuss the review here!
__________________
Intel Core i7-3960X, GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2, Kingston 16GB DDR3-2133, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 2GB
Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB SSD (OS, Apps), WD VR 1TB (Games), Corsair 1000HX, Corsair H70 Cooler
Corsair 800D, Dell 2408WFP 24", ASUS Xonar Essence STX, Gentoo (KDE 4.11. 3.12 Kernel)

"Take care to get what you like, or you will be forced to like what you get!" - H.P. Baxxter
<Toad772> I don't always drink alcohol, but when I do, I take it too far.


Rob Williams is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2006, 06:57 PM   #2
Jakal
Tech Monkey
 
Jakal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Missiskippy
Posts: 634
Default

For it's price it's definitely a contender in the cooling market. The ability to change the direction of the fan is a great addition. I'm thinking of picking one up for a computer I built for my father's company.
The stock heatsink isn't doing it's job, but I blame the case and the dusty atmosphere. The way those fins are there'd be a lesser chance of clogging the blades than some of the other sinks out there.
It's a mid tower case and the size is the only thing I'm worried about. Could you tell me how far it sticks out from the motherboard? I don't want to have to rma the sink because it's too big for the case. Thanks Rob.
__________________
Intel C2Quad Q9400 @3.6Ghz | Asus PM5Q Deluxe | OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-8500 8GB | XFX Black Edition 260/216| knobs are great for twisting, turning, squeezing and pulling... especially your own..... that's how doors open | Chaos Havok: grrrr im lagging me | <@Deathspawner> I wish I was in Windows :-/
Jakal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2006, 08:38 AM   #3
Greg King
I just kinda show up...
 
Greg King's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,086
Default

The heatsink itself is approx. 4 - 4 1/2 inches tall. Add that to the 1/8 of an inch that the CPU is itself and thats how tall it is. When I find my ruler, I will give you exact measurements but untill then, I hope this helps. You also have a PM.

Also, mine did catch some dust in it but where I had my case at that time was really dusty as well. Fortunatly, the fan sits far enough away from the fins that it never became a problem. I would suggest checking it every 1 or 2 months just to make sure all is well but then again, all computers should be routinely maintained I think.
__________________
"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
- Carl Sagan

Primary:
Intel i7-5960X | ASUS X99-Deluxe | 16GB Crucial DDR4 | Intel 730 240GB SSD | Crucial M4 256GB SSD
WD 1TB Black x1 | 2 x EVGA 770 GTX Superclocked SLI | Corsair H110 Water Cooler
Corsair 750D | Windows 8.1 x64 | Dell 2410 x 3 @ 5760x1200

ESXi Host:
Intel i5 3570 | ASRock Pro4-M | 24GB Patriot DDR3 | WD 250GB | QNAP NAS iSCSI Shared Storage

Last edited by Greg King; 02-21-2006 at 08:42 AM.
Greg King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2006, 03:04 PM   #4
Jakal
Tech Monkey
 
Jakal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Missiskippy
Posts: 634
Default

Well that's the issue at hand. The computer sits in a single office, which is air conditioned but the company creates power distrobution panels for large ships. So there's metal, dust, dirt and cigarette smoke going through the room almost constantly.

Here's the stats:
AMD 64 3500
1GB 2x512 Kingston
200Gb Sata
Asus A8V Deluxe
Ati 9600 xt


The computer does CAD drawings which get quite large so that's why I went with the faster processor and higher ram video card. Right now my dad is telling me that it'll start beeping then completely shut off. I told him to get a can of air duster and spray the heatsink out because it's getting too hot. Well he didn't believe me and bought a new power supply, and hard drive cooler... Now the hard drive isn't being recognized. If I wasn't 600 miles away I'd fix it but I am.. so I can't. The previous CAD pc was an ollllld gateway P1 233. They're wondering why the heat would be an issue and I told them it's because of the more powerful processor. So heat dissipation is a bigger factor.
I wish people would listen more often.
__________________
Intel C2Quad Q9400 @3.6Ghz | Asus PM5Q Deluxe | OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-8500 8GB | XFX Black Edition 260/216| knobs are great for twisting, turning, squeezing and pulling... especially your own..... that's how doors open | Chaos Havok: grrrr im lagging me | <@Deathspawner> I wish I was in Windows :-/
Jakal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2006, 03:46 PM   #5
Greg King
I just kinda show up...
 
Greg King's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Indiana
Posts: 2,086
Default

If you can, explain to him that it isn't hard to remove the side panel and vacuum out the PC. Take the compressed air and blow into the HSF and that should do it for him. I would worry about the small 9600 fan as well. Those L shaped coolers on the XT's are dust traps as well. Simple and routine maintiance will save headaches in the future.
__________________
"It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
- Carl Sagan

Primary:
Intel i7-5960X | ASUS X99-Deluxe | 16GB Crucial DDR4 | Intel 730 240GB SSD | Crucial M4 256GB SSD
WD 1TB Black x1 | 2 x EVGA 770 GTX Superclocked SLI | Corsair H110 Water Cooler
Corsair 750D | Windows 8.1 x64 | Dell 2410 x 3 @ 5760x1200

ESXi Host:
Intel i5 3570 | ASRock Pro4-M | 24GB Patriot DDR3 | WD 250GB | QNAP NAS iSCSI Shared Storage
Greg King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-21-2006, 04:45 PM   #6
Jakal
Tech Monkey
 
Jakal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Missiskippy
Posts: 634
Default

lol they did that and put a fan blowing right inside the case. Yeah it worked.. until now. Just thinking of that makes me wonder if there's a bigger problem.
__________________
Intel C2Quad Q9400 @3.6Ghz | Asus PM5Q Deluxe | OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-8500 8GB | XFX Black Edition 260/216| knobs are great for twisting, turning, squeezing and pulling... especially your own..... that's how doors open | Chaos Havok: grrrr im lagging me | <@Deathspawner> I wish I was in Windows :-/
Jakal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2007, 09:06 PM   #7
stig
Guest Poster
 
Posts: n/a
Default amd 64 x2 4400+

anybody used this for the amd 64 x2 4400+ ?

because as per the first post here in newegg

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...Rating=2&Page=

it did not change anything in his gear... i'm really interested in getting one, but i'm not going to spend on something that won't change anything.

thanks guys
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
None

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Arctic Cooling Silentium T2 Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 16 03-26-2007 05:03 PM
Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 Rev. 3 Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 39 10-04-2006 03:42 PM
Arctic Cooling Accelero X1 Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 32 06-12-2006 03:10 PM
Arctic Cooling Copper Lite Socket A Cooler Rob Williams Reviews and Articles 12 10-12-2005 08:57 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:30 PM.