Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP ReviewRJR -
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Testing and Setup:
Testing of this cooler will involve a Prime95 run (4 threads) for 4 hours using the Blend setting at stock and a mild 3.61 Ghz overclock. The load temperature will be the maximum temperature of any core as recorded by Coretemp. The idle temperature will be recorded as the average temperature after at least 30 minutes of an idle condition. The ambient temperature was maintained at 22c throughout the testing. The stock 3.06 Ghz frequency of the i3 540 defaults to 1.212v vcore and a mild 3.61 Ghz overclock was run using 1.224v vcore setting. Since this is mainly a slim case/HTPC cooler and not an overclocking cooler these mild settings should be more conducive to the real world application of this heatsink.
- CPU: Intel core i3 540 (3.06 stock and 3.61 OC)
- Motherboard: ECS P55H-AK
- Memory: Kingston HyperX blu 4GB DDR3-1600
- Video Card: Gigabyte HD 5870
- Power Supply: Enermax Modu-82+ 625W
- HDD: Seagate 640 GB 7200.11
- Optical Drive: Samsung DVD-R
- OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
- Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP
- Cooler Master Hyper 212+
- Stock Intel
The Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP bettered the stock Intel heatsink by 5c at the stock speed and widened the margin even farther at the mild overclock to 10c. The Freezer 11 LP can't compete with the 212+, but you can't fit the 212+ into a very narrow or HTPC case.