Arctic Cooling is one of the more well known manufacturers in the PC hardware industry. The company also manufactures power supplies and computer cases. The Swiss mark may be most known for the VGA coolers, which are available for more or less all the medium to high end graphics cards on the market.
Today we will take a closer look at a CPU cooler from Arctic Cooling which has been given a released under a secondary revision, the “Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2”. This cooler excels in two ways; first: it’s really cheap and second: it’s compatible with a real long list of platforms including Intel’s and AMD’s newest sockets.
Front View of the Package
This type of Package is perfect, because when you go to a store to buy a CPU cooler, and if you seed this in exposal, it definitely attracts attention.
In addiction to the attractive appearance, comes the support for all the Newer Sockets on the Market, at an affordable price. At the back of the package we have a Comparison of temperatures between Intel Core2Quad 9550 with stock(2850rpm) cooler and The Artic Freezer 7 Pro(2500rpm).The difference between Temperatures is about 12°.But the Noise is a Lot lower Stock 1,75 Sone* vs 0.8 Sone*
*For those Who don´t know what´s Sone.Sone is the same as loudness, having a Sone less then 1,0 is essential for those you like silent Builds.
Front View of the Cooler.
Notice that there are 3 heatpipes in each side that go all the way to the top of The CPU cooler for Optimized heat dissipation. The Fan power cable has a very nice nylon sheath that covers it and gives it a Clean look, and not interfering with Case airflow.
Rear view of the Heatsink
Here I Noticed something that I found very, very interesting, which makes me think that AC is really “into it”, notice that the Fan has Rubber to Provide sound dampening, very good for a CPU cooler with a affordable Price. The view from the back of the cooler is simply Nice! At The bottom of the CPU cooler there’s the bracket that has a clip on each side that allows you to attach it the grooved area where it locks into place. And the U-Shaped Heatpipes**
**The heatpipes are Made of Copper, and this is how they maximize Heat dissipation:
The heat comes from below from The CPU, and enters the Heat Pipe, inside the container is a liquid under its own pressure that enters the pores of the capillary material, wetting all internal surfaces. Applying heat at any point along the surface of the heat pipe causes the liquid at that point to boil and enter a vapor state. When that happens, the liquid picks up the latent heat of vaporization. The gas, which then has a higher pressure, moves inside the sealed container to a colder location where it condenses. And Then there´s The Fan to Finish a Job well done:D
At the Base Cooler comes with thermal paste pre-applied, notice the shining edges of The Heatpipes
The included Accessories are A printed instructions Manual an Organized Accessories and Pin and Bracket.
Divided in different plastic compartments one for AMD sockets, and Other for Intel LGA(s).
CPU Cooler installed inside System
1st – Part Default settings
Take in Account that both of the next tests without Overclock and with Overclock where made with Artic freezer 7 Pro fan in PWN,and Antec P193 in Low Speeds, further will fully test the Case.2h Each reading on the AC.
Normally when you do Testing to a CPU cooler you do it without a case, but I’m against that line of thinking, having it inside a Case gives you a more approximately real Temperature ,Because if you are going to buy one CPU cooler Obviously you will use it inside your Computer Case.
In default Settings in Idle CPU Temperature is 32° and MotherBoard is 31°, though That´s irrelevant at this part of the review. Everest shows a false reading saying 20° at The CPU.
CPU at 2800 MHz, 1,39V BIOS; Full Load
In default Settings in Full Load CPU Temperature is 41° and MotherBoard is 32°.
Overclocked CPU to 3, 8 GHz, in IDLE Temperature is 33° and Motherboard 31°.
Overclocked CPU to 3, 8 GHz, in FULL LOAD Temperature is 48° and Motherboard 31°.The Motherboard has the same temperatures in guessing due to the External temperature Influence.
** This results come from the Part of The Scaleo VS Antec Case
*Ambiental Temperatures are lower because this part was made at the Afternoon.
Looking at Both Graphs you might End up thinking having stock cooler or Artic Freezer7 Pro isn´t much different but you are wrong! While both are in PWM Fan speeds de Artic Freezer Provided a better cooling then the Stock cooler, and with much lower Fan speed(s),and that will make Stock cooler always have a Max temperature Higher than the Stock in Default Settings or with Overclock. And obviously much less Noise.
The Price: Around ~20€The Good:The things that I most liked about this CPU Cooler where that it has an innovative outside Case, Attached to the heat sink the Fan has rubber that provides Sound dampening, The Low Noise, and The Support for all newer market sockets. The low Price and The heat dissipation, this is definitely a Best buy, for those people you want to buy a CPU cooler to replace the Noisy little stock One. I would recommend this to Use at stock speeds or to Overcloks like 500mhz in a AMD/intel Dual Core 45nm or 32nm.
The Bad: Medium/low Overclocking Users only
Now I will mount the Scythe Yasya make some testes, then I will make some Graphs relating the Two CPU Coolers.
A special thanks to Arctic Cooling who provided us this sample.