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Graham Strong Nov 27, 2012, 09:18am EST Report Abuse
I have a Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H motherboard with AMD 1055T 6 core CPU with all 4 RAM slots occupied with 2Gb modules of G-Skill Ripjaw DDR3 PC10666.

I want to replace the standard fan with a quieter one and the Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev2 was suggested to me. I have also seen the Freezer 64 PRO which (apparently) can be situated in 4 different positions as opposed to two with the Freezer 7.

I have scoured the Internet, but am unable to determine if these coolers will fit in my motherboard without clashing with RAM or other hardware.
I'm aware this fan is 90 degrees to a standard fit, but the fins look bulky.
Does this cause any airflow problems?

Can anyone help me decide please.
Many thanks

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Jon Bailey Nov 28, 2012, 08:06pm EST Report Abuse
I wouldn't have said that the cooler you're looking at would obstruct other components, there have been far bigger coolers than that. However, have you considered an all in one liquid cooler, for example:

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BoT Nov 29, 2012, 02:11am EST Report Abuse
i reviewed the cooler some time ago
i doubt it will be a problem but i would also recommend to get something ... better

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Graham Strong Nov 29, 2012, 05:38am EST Report Abuse
Thanks Guys for your comments.
I don't really want to go to the expense of a water cooler, although it was an option I had not considered.

I contacted Arctic, who asked for photos of my MB. They now recommend their Alpine 64 plus or Freezer 13.

Any comments on these?

Thanks for the review link, I'm having trouble getting to that page at the moment, but will read with interest later.


Jon Bailey Dec 02, 2012, 05:42pm EST Report Abuse
You don't want to skimp when it comes to cooling your CPU, especially if you're planning to put it under a heavy gaming load or overclock it, that's all I'll say, a bit of extra investment could give your CPU a longer operational life.

"The world is a temple to the self, and these days, there's alot of believers"



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