CPU Cooler

There are several ways to install CPU coolers. The installation varies depending on the design. In principle, the motherboard should be removed - provided there is no recess for installing coolers.

Installation of a push pin cooler: 

With this type of installation, the mainboard can remain in its housing. The cooler is placed over the pins on the board, and the pins, pointing away from the heatsink with the arrows, are pushed through the board. This is done crosswise to avoid one-sided tensioning of the mainboard.

Installation over mounting lugs:

With this simple installation, the cooler is simply hooked into the AMD mounting lugs and possibly slightly screwed in to increase the contact pressure.

Installation via mounting hardware:

Note: With this type of installation, the mainboard must be removed if there is no recess in the housing for installing a cooler! Look through the supplied assembly material and find the parts required for your installation. Install the cooler according to the instructions.

Further installation instructions can be found at support.arctic.ac 


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The PWM settings can be configured using appropriate software or directly in the BIOS, which is better. The curve is often configured using key values. This means that a temperature is assigned to a percentage value. If this temperature is reached, the fan rotates above the speed previously specified using PWM.

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A 4-pin fan connection should always be used with PWM coolers. It does not matter which fan connection is selected. Either "CPU_FAN" or "CPU_OPT" are recommended. With the Liquid Freezer II, connection to a pump header leads to a permanent, unregulated speed of 100%.
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An increased CPU temperature can have several causes. First, you should clean your computer and check that all fans are rotating normally. If this is the case, the thermal paste should be replaced.
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Basically, the selected CPU cooler must be able to keep the CPU at moderate temperatures. The higher the temperature, the higher the power consumption and the potential of decreased lifespan and performance. The lowest possible CPU temperature protects your components and ensures stability.
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This is principally a matter of taste. Water cooling systems are often more powerful, but they also have a pump, which makes these coolers more complex. This means that, in addition to the fans, they have another source of noise and a potential weak point, which is why many enthusiasts still swear by air cooling.
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The length of the backplate threaded sleeve is different on some AMD AM4 motherboards. You can get a free compatible backplate from us on request. Please send us a message with the subject 'Freezer 34 - AM4 Backplate', the desired shipping address and proof of purchase to support@arctic.ac.

If the standoffs are not long enough, the base area may be damaged during further assembly!

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In general, our warranty terms and conditions apply, which govern your rights as a consumer against Arctic in the event of defects in materials or workmanship of your Arctic product. Modified or opened water cooling systems lose all warranty claims. The affected hardware must be sent in and will be analyzed on a case-by-case basis.
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The CPU cooler is responsible for adequately cooling the processor in the computer. The CPU continuously transfers its high temperature to the base plate of the cooler, where it is dissipated in a tower cooler via the heat pipes to the actual heat sink, where it is distributed on the fins. The cooling fins are cooled down by the airflow generated by the fan.
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CPU coolers can be constructed in different ways. A basic distinction is made between air and water coolers. There are radial and tower coolers for the air coolers. In the case of radial coolers, the heat sink sits directly on the processor, in the case of tower coolers the heat sink and base plate are connected to one another via so-called heat pipes. Inside is an extremely fast-boiling liquid that maximizes the speed of heat transfer within the pipe. In addition to the air coolers, there are also liquid-cooled coolers. In these, the heat generated by the components is pumped by means of a pump over water into a heat exchanger, which is cooled by fans. In the field of water cooling, a distinction is made between closed systems - so-called "AIO coolers" and complex "custom liquid cooling".
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Our CPU coolers should never be used with liquid metal (such as Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut), as they can cause strong oxidation when they come into contact with aluminum and copper. The base plate can be damaged to the point of material failure.
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The number of fans connected in series depends on the output of the motherboard. Motherboard fan connectors typically have an output of 1 to 2 amps. The current rating of our fans can be found on the back of the motor hub and under the technical details.

Example using the Liquid Freezer II 360: The water pump and the VRM fan together have 2.7 W/0.225 A and a P12 PWM fan has 0.96 W/0.08 A.

Water pump and VRM fans as well as 6 fans in push-pull configuration can easily be connected in series on a 1 amp motherboard connector.

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Socket 115X and Socket 1200 are mechanically identical, so you do not need a new CPU cooler or additional mounting parts.
The installation is also completely identical.
But please make sure that the cooler can handle the heat emission of your new CPU.
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Steve from GamersNexus explains you the mistakes to avoid while assembling your water cooling AIO in your PC case.

The featured video is independently produced by GamersNexus, ARCTIC has been authorized to use by GamersNexus.

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The maximum installation height of RAM modules must not exceed 37.5 mm when using these coolers! We recommend low profile RAM with smaller heat sinks.
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Most case manufacturers indicate the maximum CPU cooler height in their specifications. Please follow these specifications to make sure that the cooler fits into the corresponding case. If no specifications are available, please contact the case manufacturer or measure the distance between your motherboard tray and your side panel. If this distance is greater than the height of the cooler + 15 mm (mainboard stand-offs + mainboard + CPU), the size of your case should be adequate.
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No. On most processors, the hotspot is located in the middle of the CPU (on newer AMD processors, it is slightly shifted outwards). In any case, the bottom plate of the cooler sits above the dies and thus covers the hotspots. It does not necessarily cover the whole IHS (integrated heat spreader), but this is not required to achieve extraordinary cooling results. 
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