- Brand Name: Thermaltake
- Model Number: A4022
TR2-R1 Amd AM2 Cooler
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- Product Type:Cooling Fan/Heatsink
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It is nearly silent and is very cool-to-the-touch. Which to me means it's doing its job. I have it on a 65W Athlon64 X2, so it's not like it has that much heat to dissipate anyways.
The heatsink is really easy to install, and just requires a flick of the lever instead of having to push down hard on a tension clip with a screwdriver. I onced stabbed and ruined a motherboard when I slipped off the clip with a screwdriver before.
I really can't believe how quiet it is. With this fan and a new Antec EarthWatts powersupply, I can't even hear my PC at night anymore.
Also, this has one of the best lifetime expectancies, and a 6 year warranty which is nearly unheard of for heatsinks/fans.
of the stock AMD heatsink and fan. If you're looking to end the annoying noise this cooler did it for me.
It did come thermal-compound on the bottom of it. Never changed a CPU cooler before. So, I cleaned the CPU
with a kit purchased here on Amazon. Then dabbed Arctic Silver 5 on the CPU. The thermal compound is like a gray
tacky glue-grease and not the easiest stuff to work with. Check on You Tube on how to do it.
Which I did not. Like usual ...I'm following my do as I say ...not as I do credo.
EZ to snap in place once you figure out where the tabs from the base are and make sure tabs are fully engaged.
Then push the lever down, pesto-amazo job is done.
I replaced the stock fan on the AMD Athlon 2.31 X64 dual core 4400+.
Posting a comparison photo of this cooler vs. the undersized stock one.
Please look at the Arctic Silver website, or You Tube for instructions to put on the thermal grease.
Amount used is a lot less then I figured, like the size of a piece of rice in the center of the CPU.
There's a couple of different ways to do it. I gained knowledge is the important thing even though
I put way too much on and will have to redo it. Too much can leak over the side of the CPU and
Arctic Silver is a silver compound that conducts juice and possibly short out the CPU.
The day after. OK after smearing what I thought was too my goop (Arctic 5 compound)this raised my doubts.
Downloaded a program: Core Temp 1.0 RC4 that monitors the CPU heat on multiple core processors, like my AMD 2.31
4400 that WAS top of the line in 2005.Read more ›
All the reviews said this was a very quiet and affordable 3-pin fan, even at full load. I thought I would need a 4-pin CPU fan to utilize PWM fan control to keep things quiet, but decided to give this one a shot.
Installation was very easy, especially if you're already familiar with installing CPU fans.
Unfortunately, when I booted the system, it was rather noisy. The sound of plastic lightly hitting on something with the rotation of each fan blade at high speed.
I unscrewed the fan from the heat-sink portion and punched the rotational fan portion into its fan-guard, in a frustrated attempt to locate the source of the sound (which was not visible with inspection).
This maneuver completely removed the annoying sound, and now it's operating at near silence at full speed.
I would have given this 5 stars if I didn't have the initial noise issue. Good fan. Much better than any stock fan.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Everybody knows how loud the stock coolers for AMD are, so I decided to buy this for my FX 8350. It did a great job cooling, doing a little better than the stock, and staying very... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Lisa M. McManus
The cooler installed without any problems. I have noticed a significant difference with heat dissipation. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Trini
Works Better and quieter then the stock fan the CPU brought along with it, easy install works well, have had it for over a month now no problems.Published 12 months ago by Jason Contreras
a good cpu fan, keeps the cpu really cool, runs quiet. I leave my pc running so this affects how long a fan will last.Published 13 months ago by Shawn Pettus
Installed like putting on a glove. Really quiet and cooled my cpu about 23%, a really good cooler for the money.Published 15 months ago by James Brown