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May 5, 2007 10:28:43 PM

will it still be better than the stock intel HS if i dont have a front intake fan but leave the side panel open?
i have the grill for the front fan but the bezel in front of it doesnt have any holes :\
May 5, 2007 11:02:41 PM

It will certainly work better than the stock cooler, especially with the side panel open. Do you have a rear exhaust fan? That will help remove the hot air from the case.
May 5, 2007 11:24:25 PM

It will work a lot better if you have a side fan blowing cool air towards the cooler.
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May 5, 2007 11:34:55 PM

I have an E6300 and an E6600 and have a freezer 7 for them both however, it seemed like the E6600 with a freezer 7 was running at the same temp as my E6300 with stock. so it does make a difference. Although i do have a P180 case which has cooling fans galore mmmmm love it
May 6, 2007 4:50:29 AM

i only have the PSU fan + an 80mm exhaust fan in the back
do you think the arctic freezer pro 7 is still better? for the stock intel fan, it would be taking in air straight from the room because the fan is on top
May 7, 2007 4:37:23 AM

i think regardless of wat over cooling u have the freezer will keep you cooler tyhan stock
May 7, 2007 11:09:03 PM

I bought a Freezer Pro 7 and a Zalman 120mm fan (front mounted) for my E6400 over the weekend, installed it that day.

While my PC is about twice as noisy now (That front fan seems to be to blame, I think), my CPU is about ten to eighteen degrees cooler.

Idle with Intel HSF: 41 Celsius.
100% Dual Load, after about 5 minutes, with Intel HSF: about 56-58 Celsius
Idle with FP7/Front: 31 Celsius.
100% Dual Load: Between 40 and 44 Celsius.

I haven't attempted overclocking with the FP7 yet (I previously went up to 2.4 GHZ, and saw temps close to 67 Celsius), but it seems like it would do ok, at the very least.

The best part is that it's pretty cheap (25 Canadian where I got it) at times. Newegg seems really expensive.
May 7, 2007 11:42:42 PM

If you you Speedfan to control the Zalman 120, or attach the included Rc56 resistor connector, that will slow down the fan and make it quieter. On low speed it's nearly silent.
May 7, 2007 11:50:55 PM

Yea, I was going to use the Quiet mode, but then you get the problem that, is all that lack of noise keeping you as cool?
May 8, 2007 12:43:14 AM

Quote:
i only have the PSU fan + an 80mm exhaust fan in the back
do you think the arctic freezer pro 7 is still better? for the stock intel fan, it would be taking in air straight from the room because the fan is on top


I have a freezer pro 64... same as AC Freezer pro 7 but for amd.

The fan moves 40ish cfm so you need more air moving out of the case or the hot air from the cooler just stays in the case. 80mm fans don't usually move that much air unless they have high rpm.

Shouldn't be a problem if you leave the side panel off though.

Idle temps don't really change but load temps dropped 12c for me.

R
May 8, 2007 4:11:42 AM

When you slow down the fans you will lose some of the cooling power of a HSF. The key is finding the right balance of performance/noise for you.
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