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Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo VGA Cooler Review

TheScavenger    -   October 28, 2008
Category: VGA Cooling
Price: $39.99
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Introduction:

Heat is a by-product of computer hardware. Overclocking increases heat production. Excess heat can damage expensive hardware and ruin system stability. This line of deductive reasoning is known and easily understood by overclockers worldwide. This conclusion leads me into a question. What can be done about this heat? The answer is obvious. Arctic Cooling. Arctic  Cooling, founded in 2001, is a Swiss-based manufacturer of computer hardware cooling components. Arctic Cooling is famous for its CPU and VGA heatsinks, such as the Freezer 7 Pro and the Accelero S1. Today I will be looking at one of its latest VGA coolers, the Accelero Twin Turbo.

The Twin Turbo is a dual-fan, high performance cooling solution for a variety of current and older video cards. Compatibility ranged from the X1300, to the HD 4870 on the ATI side and from the 6600 to the 9800 on the Nvidia side. I was impressed with the peformance of Arctic Cooling's Accelero S1 Rev. 2, so I have high hopes for the Twin Turbo.

 

Closer Look:

The Twin Turbo is packaged in typical Arctic Cooling fashion. The contents are tightly wrapped in clear plastic, which offers a nearly unobstructed view of the product's front. The front of the package simply states that the Twin Turbo is a cooling solution for graphics cards. The rear of the package details the specifications of the Twin Turbo, card compatibility and also mentions the six year warranty.

 

 

 

After opening the clamshell package, you can see the Twin Turbo's bundled accessories. Those accessories include detailed instructions, 10 memory heatsinks, 4 voltage regulator heatsinks, 2 vented PCI brackets, mounting hardware and a Molex power adapter. The Molex connector allows you to plug the Twin Turbo's fans directly into a power supply.

 




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (Continued)
  3. Installation
  4. Specifications & Features
  5. Testing
  6. Conclusion
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