Arctic Cooling Freezer 13 Pro CPU Cooler ReviewTue, Mar 01, 2011 - 12:00 AM
The Temperature Testing Results
With the system running at the stock 2.8GHz settings the Freezer 13 Pro cooled our Intel Core i7-930 to 58.5*C. The Freezer 13 Pro came in 0.25 degrees behind the Corsair A50, and 4.75 degrees behind the first place Prolimatech Super Mega. The Freezer 13 Pro was also a whopping 21 degrees better than the stock reference cooler.
Adding in a little more heat with a slight overclock to 3.5GHz the Freezer 13 Pro is still trading blows with the A50 on low. This time the Freezer 13 Pro is a half degree better coming in at 64*C. The Freezer 13 Pro is 4.75 behind the Super Mega.
With the heat really cranked up we have the system overclocked to 4GHz. The Freezer 13 Pro is starting to feel the heat coming in at 74.75*C. This is still running almost 5 degrees cooler than the stock Intel HSF at stock settings. The Freezer 13 Pro is also now ahead of the Corsair A50 on high by half degree, and 5.25 degrees behind the Super Mega.
With the system overclocked to 4GHz I used the Intel Desktop Control Panel to check the temps of the ICH, CPU Voltage Regulators, and the Case Ambient for both Idle and Load. Both tests were done using the Freezer 13 Pro with and without the Cross Blow fan hooked up. As one would expect the extra breeze created from the Cross Blow fan did help. Now, these are not mind blowing differences, but cooler is better.