Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP ReviewRJR -
Category: CPU Cooling
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Arctic cooling has just released a slim/HTPC case compatible CPU cooler called the Freezer 11 LP (LP = Low Profile). It is completely designed for short/narrow cases that require a better cooling option than is provided by a stock Intel heatsink. This cooler is only compatible with the Intel socket 775/1156 motherboard. It uses a dual heat-pipe design to transfer the heat away from the processor and removes it with a 92mm silent PWM controlled fan. The mounting on this cooler is a variation of a push pin and is a very simple and easy solution that works extremely well.
The packaging of the Freezer 11 LP is a plastic clam shell encasement indicative of a retail package with the cooler and mounting hardware enclosed. From the top you get a birds eye view of the cooler through the clear plastic. The accompanying cardboard sleeve has the specifications and features listed as well as the compatibility information so you can verify that this cooler will indeed fit your application.
The mounting hardware that is included with this cooler is very simple and very effective. You just place the mounting bar across two motherboard mounting holes and insert the white pins, then push the black adapters into the white pins to secure it to the motherboard. The heatsink is then secured from the top with the 4 mounting screws that are threaded into the black bars previously secured to the motherboard. Pretty simplistic and effective variation of the push pin design.