Arctic Cooling send over the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2. We will be taking a look at it and see how well it will do. This cooler is a bit different from what we have had so far on our test bench. The cooler has a fan attached and the fan is not meant to be exchanged with any aftermarket fan. This isolates and limits our testing ability but nevertheless we will try to give you best overview and test results obtainable from this cooler.
The "Freezer" line from Arctic Cooling is known to be one of the better entry level aftermarket cooling solutions and an affordable one as well. We will see exactly how far this will take your cooling and if it still is a feasible option.
The majority of high-end coolers are settled and equipped with one 120mm fan. Some manufacturers decided to add a 2nd fan to further enhance cooling ability and the newest trend is increasing the size of the cooler and the fan to 140mm. The Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 is equipped with a single 92mm fan. This puts this cooler at a disadvantage a bit.
I am glad to see that Arctic Cooling is recognizing that good thermal compound is important in order for the cooling performance to directly translate into heat removed. After all, Arctic Cooling is the manufacturer of one of best Thermal compounds out today which is now available in it's 4th version. Arctic Cooling decided to equip the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 with Arctic MX-2.
You will also receive a wide variety of socket mounting options which include older sockets like Intel's LGA775 and AMD's 939 as well as 754 socket.
Freezer 7 Pro Rev. 2 is a high performance CPU cooler for Intel and AMD. The heatsink features 6 heatpipes and 42 fins for efficient heat dissipation. Thanks to the vibration absorption, the fan is whisper-quiet even at full load.