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ARCTIC Freezer A30 Extreme CPU Cooler - AMD, 320W Ultimate Cooling Power, Direct-Touch Heatpipes

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Freezer A30
  • The Freezer A30 can be mounted in all 4 directions in order to satisfy different air flow preferences due to various PC case and hardware configurations.
  • The Freezer A30 heatsink consists of 4 double-sided direct touch heatpipes, 8mm in diameter.
  • A patented process allows us to pack the heatpipes without gaps and thus increase the contact surface and achieve better flatness by precision machining -both leading to an improved heat transfer.
  • The Freezer A30 had 4 direct touch heatpipes, 48 Aluminum fins, an interchangeable 120 mm PWM Fan, and the famous ARCTIC MX-4 thermal compound (included).
  • It offers superior cooling performance with a maximum cooling capacity of 320 Watts and lots of headroom for overclocking.
  • Due to the low-noise impeller of the ARCTIC F12 PWM fan and the rubber vibration absorbers, the Freezer A30 generates a negligible noise level of only 0.3 Sone even at full speed (1,350 RPM).
  • Furthermore, as controlled by PWM signal, this fan runs only at the optimized speed based on actual needs, which in turns minimizes the noise level further.
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Style Name: Freezer A30
  • Product Dimensions: 3.9 x 5.5 x 6.3 inches ; 2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B006TCSH4Y
  • Item model number: UCACO-FA30001-GB
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (367 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 10, 2012

Product Description

Style: Freezer A30

ARCTIC Freezer A30 is an Enthusiast-grade CPU cooler for high-performance AMD CPUs. ARCTIC Freezer A30 features a 120mm PWM fan with low noise blades and rubber vibration absorbers, 4 double-sided Direct-Touch copper heatpipes, 48 aluminum fins as well as included non-capacitive, non-electricity-conductive MX-4 high-viscosity thermal compound, delivering an amazing 320 Watts of total cooling power at less than 23dBA. The efficient design allows quieter fan and facilitates dissipation of heat from the CPU quickly and efficiently. ARCTIC Freezer A30 is one of the easiest CPU coolers to install in its class because of its unique but effective mounting mechanism that can be mounted in all 4 directions for the most optimum setup. ARCTIC Freezer A30 supports AMD Socket FM2+/FM2/FM1/AM3+/AM3/AM2+/AM2. ARCTIC Freezer A30 comes with a 6-year limited warranty for your peace-of-mind. Please contact ARCTIC directly for details.

Customer Reviews

It cools well and it's very quiet.
xaviersjs
Much lower temperatures at both idle and full load, between 5 to more than 10 degrees C. Much, much quieter than the stock cooler.
Bill A..
Best low dollar upgrade to the wimpy stock coolers you can spend your hard earned money one, get you some!
Leeland H.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Almighty Ruler on November 11, 2009
Style Name: Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 Verified Purchase
Pros:
+ Amazing cooling ability
+ Inexpensive (as of the date of my review)
+ There is little to no fan noise
+ Removing the motherboard is not required to install
+ Includes mounting hardware for the supported Intel or AMD processors
+ 6 Year Warranty
+ One of the easiest heatsinks I've ever installed (which includes Intel, AMD, and some other after-market heatsinks)

Cons:
- May not fit in thin cases
- The instructions are poorly written/illustrated

Detailed review:

I did my research and decided to buy this to replace the stock heatsink/fan that came with my Core 2 Duo 2.4Ghz processor.

It was relatively easy to install, much easier than the stock heatsink. I did not have to remove the motherboard, which was the main reason I bought this particular CPU cooler. The four little black nubs were a little painful on my fingers as I pushed them into my motherboard to install the mounting bracket. It is necessary to remove the fan to screw the heatsink into the mounting bracket (for Intel CPUs, not sure for AMD CPUs). The fan comes off and goes back on fairly easily. After using the two screws to mount the heatsink to the mounting bracket, I put the fan back on and connected the 4-pin power connector to the mobo.

I used the thermal compound that was already applied to the heatsink. Some people clean it off and apply Arctic Silver 5 thermal compound, but I don't think it's necessary and mostly a waste of time. I did need to clean the previous thermal compound from the top of the CPU by wiping it with some rubbing alcohol on pieces of cotton. I have the Antec 900 case which has a 200mm fan on top of it. I pointed the fan on this CPU cooler directly at that huge fan.

The cooling is fantastic.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Heath Buckmaster VINE VOICE on February 2, 2010
Style Name: Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 Verified Purchase
This product gets high marks from me.

Installation:
- Took less than 15 minutes. It's as simple as this: remove the stock heat sink and fan, use appropriate mounting hardware for Intel or AMD products (both are included in package), seat the heat sink onto the processor, tighten TWO screws, attach the fan and plug it in, close the case and get back to work/games.
- Important thing: When you are seating the heat sink onto the processor there are two things to be sure of. First: wipe off any bonding residue from the processor that might have been there from the previous heat sink. Make sure it's absolutely clean. Second: when you seat the new heat sink the bonding material will immediately connect so be absolutely sure you are setting it onto the processor correctly so you don't have to move it around. You can do this by lining up the screw holes.
- Installation requires exactly ONE tool - a phillips screwdriver. There are only two screws to tighten (if you use the Intel set). The rest of the mounting hardware is done with the included snaps and you won't need anything more than your fingers to install it.

Performance:
- Here is the highlight. With the stock fan I was getting an average core temperature on an Intel Core i7-920 of around 52C. With this heat sink that temp immediately dropped to 39C-41C on average. That's 10 degrees cooler for 15 minutes of your time and not a lot of money. If you are planning to overclock or do high performance computing, those 10 degrees make a big difference.
- I have already been able to overclock the system, put it through hard performance testing with BOINC, and the temperature has never gone above 72C (with the stock heat sink this same test sent the temperature to 85C-91C).
- Quiet. Very, very quiet.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By starr*child on January 12, 2012
Style Name: Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 Verified Purchase
I recently acquired, Battlefield 3, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat (with Complete 2012 mod installed for higher visuals) , 2 very graphic intensive games. Both games take their toll on both the cpu and gpu.
I have an Intel Q6600 Quad Core @ 2.4 ghz, with a EVGA GTX 570 1.5G, 8 G of DDR-2 RAM, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit. Not the best build, but nonetheless has ran both game fine on the highest settings. My case is a Xeon Mid size case (not the best cooling case).

When I started monitoring the temps on the CPU, using Core Temp and Speed Fan (just to have the 2nd opinion), I noticed that at idle , my pc was running at 40-50 degree celsius. On full load with Either Battlefield 3 or Pripyat, the load temps were getting up to the 75-83ish range which is too high in my opinion.

After reading the reviews for the Arctic Cooler 7 Pro Rev 2, I decided it was time to try to bring my temps down.Before buying, I did try the arctic silver 5 on my heatsink, installed it, and temps dropped about maybe 2 degrees per core. NOTE: I cleaned everything , the cpu, heatsink properly etc. and still only managed a slight drop in temps.

A day after I received the Arctic Cooler 7 Pro Rev 2 from Amazon, I shut down my pc and let it cool for about an hour, and proceeded to remove/clean everything related to the old heatsink.

Installation was fairly simple, and did not have problems with the 'weak' pins as others have noted. The Instructions are very self explanatory for someone that knows what to expect as far as knowing the difference between socket 775 etc. But for a first timer, yes the instructions could be a little more detailed, but changing a cooler is not exactly what an average pc owner does as this falls more in the realm of geek/repair/builder types.
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