My test system is getting used to abuse, it's always running Prime95 or some other benchmark, and in this next review, there's going to be even more high load testing! We're once again changing out the heatsink on the CPU to stress test as well as temperature test a new cooler. This time Arctic Cooling sent over their Freezer 7 Pro, so let's take a look at it.
Opening the box, we see that the fan is a proprietary one, and can't be swapped for a model of your choice, though it is removable and replaceable in case of failure.
The heatpipe ends are unfinished, which detracts from what otherwise is a quite attractive design.
The lower fins are bent down to push air over the voltage converters behind the processor. This was a sensible design move.
Since this is only for Socket 775 processors, the attachment pushpins are already attached to the copper base.
The Freezer 7 Pro is neither as tall nor as heavy as the Mine-Cooler I reviewed earlier this year, weighing some 40 grams less. This doesn't seem like a lot, but considering that both are already "overweight" according to Intel's specifications, it could make a difference. The Freezer 7 Pro's fan is also set on a vibration-dampening spring to help keep fan noise down.
The base comes pre-applied with ARCTIC MX-1 thermal compound. I will test this before I move on to the standard Arctic Silver 5.
The 4-pin power cable is nicely sleeved.
Before we move on, let's look at the official specifications for the Freezer 7 Pro: