Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro CPU Cooler ReviewTue, Mar 01, 2011 - 12:00 AM
Installing the Freezer 13 Pro
The accessories for the Freezer Pro are light, but it is all that is needed. On the left are the Intel mounting pins, and to the right are the AMD mounting clips.
For the Intel LGA sockets there is also a ring that has to be mounted to the motherboard.
In each corner of the mounting ring there are the 3 positions for 775, 1155/1156, and 1366 sockets. If you look there is a small rib on the side of the pocket.
It matches up to the slots in the mounting pins. The white part goes in first through the bracket and motherboard. Then the black part gets inserted to lock everything in place. To remove, just pinch the top of the black part and pull out. If, for some reason, you lose part of a push pin you can get a whole new set for $1.99 plus shipping from the Arctic Cooling site.
The mounting ring goes on easy — easier than the stock Intel cooler.
With the Freezer 13 Pro installed you can see how the Cross Flow fan should help push air across the components around the socket.
After putting the main 120mm fan on the head room space for ram is quiet small. So depending where the first slot is in relation to the socket RAM with tall heat spreaders is out of the question.
With everything installed and hooked up we can start the testing.