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Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro (Rev.2) CPU Cooler Review

Test System:

Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2
Intel Reference Cooler
Arctic Cooling MX-3 Thermal Compound

CPU: Intel Core i7 920 (D0)
Motherboard: Asus P6T Motherboard (3x 2GB)
RAM: 6GB Corsair DDR3-1600 Coolit ECO A.L.C.
PSU: Corsair HX850W PSU
HDD: 1TB 7200rpm Samsung F3 (HD103SJ)
Case: Cooler Master 690 II Advanced

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Prime 95 (64-bit)
Everest Ultimate

Room temperatures were kept at an ambient 22c which mirrors realistic temperatures for a wide range of room environments.  We left our test system idling on the desktop and after 30 minutes the idle temperatures were recorded. The CPU was then loaded for 30 minutes using Prime 95 and the load temperatures were recorded.  The temperatures were recorded using Everest Ultimate and the displayed values were the average of the four cores.

The results we achieved with the Freezer 7 Pro really support it as a viable upgrade from the Intel reference cooler recording a 3.5 degree improvement when idling and a staggering 16.5 degree improvement in load temperature.  We were also able to achieve a modest overclock of 3.4 GHz with the cooler, achieving similar temperatures to the standard clocked CPU with the Intel Reference cooler.

Our tests show that this cooler is a decent option to reduce your temperatures to increase the longevity of your CPU but will also allow you some headroom for overclocking.

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