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Alpine 12 CO

Compact Intel CPU-Cooler for Continuous Operation

Availability: In stock

USD 11.99
USD 11.99

Top-Notch Price-Performance Ratio

Thanks to its radial heat sink and good fan design, the Alpine 12 CO offers a lot of performance at a very low price point. In internal tests leveled to 28 dB(A), the cooling performance of the Alpine 12 CO exceeded the competition, in some cases by more than 10°C.*

ARCTIC
Alpine 12 CO
Intel
Stock Cooler
Noctua
NH-L9i
Cryoig
C7
Xilence
I200
<<< Better

Avg. CPU Temp. @ 28 dB(A)
* Tested with Prime 95, CPU Power Package 65 W

69.3 °C
75.3 °C
72.5 °C
73.1 °C
85.9 °C

Improved Cooling Performance
by New Production Process

The high thermal conductivity of aluminum is fully retained by a new type of extrusion. This new production process creates a powerful yet very compact radial heat sink. The particularly thin cooling fins of the new Alpine are fanned out in a Y-shape. This increases the surface area of the heat sink and therefore the cooling capacity.

Wide RPM Range

The Alpine 12 CO features a new motor technology with a very wide, PWM-controlled RPM range. This keeps the noise level at a minimum while guaranteeing maximum cooling performance when needed.

Lower Power Consumption & Minimum Vibration

The new Alpine 12 CO is powered by an updated motor and runs much more efficiently than its predecessors. Due to sinus-magnetizing the new motor creates just 5 % of vibrations from commutation of a regular DC-motor. These factors contribute towards saving energy, lowering the coil temperature and reducing vibrations to a minimum without compromising performance.

Alpine 12 CO
Alpine 11

Power Consumption @ 2 000 RPM

0.72 W
3.6 W

For Continuous Operation

The premium quality Japanese dual ball bearing allows continuous operation 24/7 without the slightest compromise in performance. Dust and high temperature are affecting this bearing a lot less than generic sleeve or one ball bearings and thus make it the perfect choice when reliability is essential.

Extended Life Span

A 10 °C lower motor temperature roughly doubles the life span of a fan.
The new ARCTIC motor has a four times longer service life through its low coil temperature.

Alpine 12 CO Fan
(New ARCTIC Motor)
No-Name 92 mm Fan
(Typical DC-Motor)

Coil Temperature @ 22 °C Ambient Temperature

26.8 ℃
44.7 ℃

Pre-applied MX-2 Thermal Paste

The pre-applied, high-performance MX-2 thermal compound ensures fast and clean installation.

Easy and Tool-free Installation

Thanks to the push pins, the installation is really easy. Additional tools are not needed to install the cooler.

Compatibility
Intel Socket
1151 1150 1155 1156 2066 2011(-3) 1366 775
Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No

AMD Socket
sTR4 AM4 AM3(+) AM2(+) AM1 FM2(+) FM1
No No No No No No No

Recommended for TDP up to:
100 W
Heatsink
Heatsink:
Radial Heatsink
Material:
Aluminium
Fan

Diameter:
92 mm
Fan Speed:
250 - 2.700 RPM (Controlled by PWM)
Bearing:
Dual Ball Bearing
Noise Level:
0.5 Sone (@ 2.700 RPM)
Current/Voltage:
0.09 A / 12 V
Size & Weight
Packaging & Box Content
Warranty
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Item Number UPC EAN
ACALP00031A 872767009387 4895213701433
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"An inexpensive alternative to the stock cooler"
The Alpine 12 CO by ARCTIC is a very compact CPU cooler with a clean and high-quality workmanship as well as a very simple assembly.

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FAQ

Which thermal paste can I use?read

We recommend using MX-2 or MX-4 thermal paste. ATTENTION! Please do not use liquid metal thermal paste. The component gallium causes aluminum to corrode and become brittle.

My PWM fan stops regularly - is it defective?read

No, the fan is not defective. Thanks to the new engine technology, Rev. 1 of our fans can operate in a 0 db mode. If the PWM signal falls below 5 %, the fan stops and thus operates completely silently.

If the operating load of the computer rises and more cooling is necessary, the fan is automatically informed via PWM and starts again.

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