Construction and design
ARCTIC Alpine 64 Plus is made from a single
block of aluminium. Therefore the base consists of aluminium as the fins.
Furthremore you'll find preapplied Actic MX-4 thermal compound. The base plate
is very simple. It hasn't ben lapped or polished and there is a hairline
structure instead of a glossy surface. The heat is dissipated through 32 aluminium fins offering a
cooling capacity of 100 Watts. The cooler comes
equipped with one 92x20 millimeter PWM white fan.
We did not see any manufacturing
mistakes on our sample, and it
seems that is has been well made which means that manufacturing is on a high
level. It is a mainstream cooler but it doesn't look as cheap as the AMD
stock cooler at all. It looks better, it is bigger, the thermal compound is a
reference product and the fan is also bigger and more silent.
the Alpine 64 Plus with one fan, measuring 92 millimeters in diameter.
Featuring white colour and PWM facility. The rotation
speed of the fan is quite large, from 600 rpm up to 2'000 rpm which is quite fast. Furhtermore
this fan has a fluid dynamic bearing which allows the fan to operate almost noiseless
at low rotating speeds. Once the fan is dirty you can even disassemble it and wash it
with floating water.
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