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Following the successful launch of Alpine 11 PLUS for Intel, ARCTIC has received a number of requests from AMD users for a compatible version with the same outstanding price-performance ratio. In order to fulfill this market demand, ARCTIC introduces the Alpine 64 PLUS to satisfy AMD power users.

The Alpine 64 PLUS provides a perfect cooling solution with its optimized heatsink to dissipate heat from the CPU. Its high performance 92mm PWM-controlled fan operates at a fan speed range of 600 to 2000 RPM - reaching a maximum cooling capacity of 100 Watts.

The Alpine 64 PLUS is simply what power users are looking for when it comes to having sufficient cooling at the lowest noise level at an affordable price. This cooler is compatible with AMD Sockets FM1, AM3+, AM3, AM2+, AM2 and 939. Not that you will ever need it, this cooler does come with a six-year limited warranty with an MSRP at 14.95 USD/ 10.94 EUR, excl. VAT.

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a cute little cooler.
 
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post #2 of 9
Why? When you can have the Stock AMD cooler with heatpipes! thumb.gif
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post #3 of 9
This looks very close to the Athlon II stock cooler.
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Was thinking of getting the Intel version of this for my i3.... how much better is it compared to the Intel stock cooler? I'm not having much of a problem with heat, but more with noise!
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i fail to see how this could perform much better than any other <$20 cooler,
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Originally Posted by sbeast View Post

i fail to see how this could perform much better than any other <$20 cooler,

The AMD Stock cooler should outperform this thing.
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post #7 of 9
Arctic Cooling has some really quiet fans. The OEM AMD cooler has a fan speed of like 3000+ RPM's and can get very very loud.

This would be a nice cooler for a HTPC or server (low profile, very quiet and no need for cooling an overclock).

This is not for overclocked quads (or high heat dual cores), it is made for 100w or less CPU's.
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Looks like a small heatsink, but I do like the large fan, I hate the 60mm fans amd puts on the stock heatsinks. The one that came with my Phenom II X4 980 was a joke hit 62c at stock speeds (now running CM 212+ (55c max with OC in prime).
Edited by LBGreenthumb - 2/24/12 at 5:16am
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If the entire sink was copper then it would be cool, but really my 386 got better cooling then this. tongue.gif
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