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Is Arctic Freezer 7 Pro good for Quad core CPU?

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Last response: in Overclocking
August 14, 2008 8:21:22 PM

I see many people are trying to get Q9550.

I am also getting Q9550 but im not sure whether I should
buy Arctic Freezer 7 Pro or buy something else.

it looks like Arctice Freezer 7 Pro works almost perfectly with dual core cpu such as E8400. At newegg, there are some heavy worshipping going on. On the other hand, I can rarely see any quad core users in the reviews.

So how is Arctice Freezer 7 for Q9550 assuming that I am going to overclock it to 3.4? Should I stick with it or should go for more expensive cooler?

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August 14, 2008 8:34:20 PM

The Arctic Freezer 7 is a good budget cooler, but not the best. If you want to get the most out of overclocking your system get a better cooler.
August 14, 2008 8:38:04 PM

It's a good cooler if you have space constraints, but if you can fit a 120mm fan tower in your case it will be better. The freezer pro 7 will probably accommodate that OC with that processor, but it will definitely be warm. I'd spend just a few more dollars on a xigmatek s1283, or the s963 for a 92mm solution. Those, I think, are the best bang for the buck.
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August 14, 2008 9:33:10 PM

hmm.. I will definately consider those big coolers. But how about Antec 900 case ( heard that it offers very good cooling system ) + arctic freezer 7 pro?
Will it still be worm with antect 900 case's massive cooler?
August 14, 2008 9:39:03 PM

probably not as warm, but definatly warmer then a S1283 or a sunbeamtech core-contact freezer.
August 14, 2008 9:48:21 PM

The main reason why I chose that arctic freezer pro 7 is that it comes with the pre-applied mx-1 thermal paste.

Is there any other good cooler that comes with pre-applied thermal material ? How about those coolers mentioned above? ( s1283, or the s963 )
August 14, 2008 9:49:43 PM

ACF7P is a good cooler even for overclocking around 3.2GHz using a quad like Q6600.

BTW, ACF7P is applied with either MX-1 or MX-2. I suppose all the new ones are pre-applied with MX-2. I got this info off of
August 15, 2008 2:22:16 AM

After consideration, I made a new list.

ZEROtherm Nirvana NV120

Sumbeam CR-CCTF


Thermaltake CL-P0257

These are the coolers that I have in minds for Ocing Q9550 to 3.4GHz
( 2.8 -> 3.4 )

Aside from the PRICE factor, which one should I get?