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Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP Heatsink Review
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP Heatsink Review
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Abstract: The Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP is a low profile AMD Athlon64 heatsink for media centers, or any situation where the compact size of the computer case limits the vertical profile of the thermal solution.

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Arctic Cooling   Cooling / Heatsinks   Mar 05, 2007   Max Page  
Home > Reviews > Page Title: AMD K8 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

FrostyTech Mk.II Synthetic Thermal Heatsink Test Results
AMD Athlon64 / FX / X2 & Sempron class heatsinks
Results based on readings from a 38x38mm copper interface die with 125W heat load on the K8 version of the Mk.II Test Platform. Temperature results listed for each heatsink were calculated by determining the rise over ambient temperatures at time of test. Information on Frostytech's test methodology is available here.
Socket 939/940/754 & AM2 compatible CPU heatsinks
Manufacturer: Model No.: *Fan Speed: 125W Thermal Test (°C) Noise Level (dBA)

Thermalright Ultra-120 12.4 53.7
Zalman CNPS9700 LED high 16.5 56.5
AVC Z7U7414001 (stock AM2) high 17.0 63.0
Noctua NH-U12 17.5 45.4
Gigabyte GH-PCU23-VE high 17.5 65.6
Gigabyte G-Power Pro high 18.6 71.9
Enzotech Ultra-X high 18.7 59.1
Noctua NH-U9 18.8 58.4
Akasa AK-920 high 20.2 52.9
Apack Zerotherm BTF90 20.5 52.1
Coolermaster Hyper6 high 20.5 54.7
Apack Zerotherm BTF80 21.3 51.9
Thermaltake Venus 12 high 21.7 68.1
Cooljag SFO-Q high 22.2 60.6
ASUS Starice high 22.8 67.4
Zalman CNPS9500 AM2 high 23.0 53.2
Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro 23.2 50.9
Coolermaster Aquagate Mini high 23.2 59.2
Thermaltake Polo 735 high 23.4 68.0
Cooljag SFO-H high 23.6 60.6
Alpha PAL-8150 23.7 58.9
Zalman CNPS9500 LED high 23.8 50.3
Verax Helado 24.3 36.3
AVC Z7U3301001 (stock 939) high 24.6 59.9
Zalman CNPS8000 high 24.8 57.4
Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Ultra high 24.8 63.0
OCZ Tempest 26.0 51.6
Scythe Shogun high 26.0 45.9
Rosewill RCX-Z2-EX high 26.3 45.9
EKL V8 high 26.3 57.5
Thermalfly F1-IACSHA high 26.6 60.4
Zalman FS-C77 26.7 56.5
Gigabyte 3D Rocket-Pro high 26.9 56.7
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu high 27.0 50.7
Gigabyte 3D Cooler-Pro high 27.0 62.5
nPowerTek NPH-Big K8 27.8 54.0
Akasa AK-922 (EVObue) high 27.9 60.3
Zalman CNPS7700-Cu LED high 28.1 49.8
Akasa AK-873 high 28.2 59.2
Spire SP601B3 28.3 48.9
Ajigo MF064-074 high 28.8 60.3
Gigabyte 3D-Rocket 28.9 50.7
Vantec Mach1 high 29.2 56.9
Thermalright SLK-948U 29.4 58.8
AVC Z7U7414001 (stock AM2) low 29.6 48.1
CoolJag SFO-D(18SC) 29.6 64.0
Antazone AS-C1000 30.2 57.6
Arctic Cooling Alpine 64 30.5 43.9
Zalman CNPS7000A-Cu high 30.3 45.2
Dynatron SK-V24 30.3 56.4
Verax Quattro 1 high 30.7 55.4
Xigmatek AIO-S80DP high 30.7 55.0
Zalman CNPS7000-Cu high 31.0 45.2
Coolermaster Hyper48 31.7 43.6
Rosewill RCX-Z1 high 31.9 54.1
Scythe Kama SCKK1000 31.9 47.5
Scythe Samurai SCSM1000 high 32.1 51.6
Zalman CNPS7000B-CU high 32.3 44.9
Thermaltake Silentboost K8 32.3 49.7
AVC Z7U3301001 (stock 939) low 32.6 44.2
Jetart JAX801 33.2 53.5
Dynatron A22 34.5 44.5
nPowertek NPH K8-1 34.6 52.2
Ajigo MF043-044 (stock 754) 35.0 45.4
Arctic Cooling Silencer 64 Ultra TC 37.5 55.5
Gigabyte NeonCooler 8-BL 37.7 42.0
Titan TTC-K8ATB/825/SC 38.7 63.1
Akasa AK-860SF 39.4 45.2
Evercool K802-715 42.1 51.5
Spire SP741B3 43.2

45.6

Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP 45.3 42.6
Evercool Magic Cooler 46.6 55.5
ASUS Starice low 92.4+ 34.4
125W Thermal Test (°C) Noise Level (dBA)
*Heatsinks are ranked according to the 125W Thermal Test results column (rise over ambient temp.). Low temperatures with low noise levels are considered best. For reference heatsinks with variable-speed fans, only the high speed (12V) fan test result is included in the comparison sheet; more detailed results reside in each specific heatsink review.

With a 125W heat load applied by the AMD K8 version of the FrostyTech synthetic thermal test platform, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP heatsink yields a rise above ambient temperature result of 45.3°C, with 42.6 dBA noise. While the heatsink does operate quietly, the temperature result is poorer than the stock socket 754 or socket 939 AMD Athlon64 heatsinks are capable of. Largely due to its uneven base, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP heatsink manages underwhelming results. It certainly doesn't present a compelling reason for its adoption in its current state....

Now, getting back to that uneven copper base plate that is route of this heatsinks' troubles. To discover the Freezer 64 LP's true thermal performance potential, we dropped it into a milling machine and took the copper base down a fraction of a millimeter. Only enough metal was removed to even out the surface, and then the heatsink was retested. This time around there was scarcely any thermal compound left between heatsink and the synthetic CPU die, and the recorded temperatures were a full 12.7°C cooler. With a proper flat copper base, Arctic Cooling's low profile heatsink ran at par with the stock socket 939 AVC Z7U3301001 heatsink.

Or put another way, after milling the copper base of the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP heatsink so it was flat, allowing it to actually make good contact with the surface of the CPU test die, the rise above ambient temperature dropped to 32.6°C. A thermal value of this level with just 42.6 dBA noise is certainly acceptable, and makes the Freezer 64 LP a useful low profile media center thermal solution.

Bottom line, the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP heatsink has the potential to yield acceptable thermal results with little noise. However, in the state that Frostytech received this heatsink for testing, the most critical component of the Freezer 64 LP heatsink was poorly manufactured and subsequently rendered the entire heatsink unsatisfactory.

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 2:  360° View - Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 LP Heatsink
 3:  Acoustic Comparisons and Base Surface Quality
 4: — AMD K8 Heatsink Temperature Comparisons

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