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Freezer i32

CPU Cooler with 120mm fan

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USD 29.99
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CPU Cooler for Intel with 120 mm Fan
"One of the best air coolers on the market."
The Freezer i32 stands out for its very low volume as a semi-passive cooler.
The tower cooler provides a very good quality at an affordable price.
Performance Champ
The Freezer i32 is based on the ARCTIC Freezer i30, but features several improvements that boost performance and further reduce noise. Thanks to the award winning cooling performance, the Freezer i32 is the perfect gadget for PC enthusiasts looking for an affordable solution for the CPU cooling.
Comparison ARCTIC Freezer i32 CPU cooer with Cooler Master
Semi Passive Cooling
By semi passive performance the Freezer i32 provides again a special feature. A sophisticated fan controller that was developed by German engineers enables the CPU to be cooled completely passively during typical Windows operation. The 120 mm fan only start up at a higher load (starting at 40% PWM).
Semi passive CPU cooling
Improved Heat Dissipation
As a new feature, the Freezer i32 has off-centered heat pipes that dispense the heat better than the centered ones of its predecessors. Also, the layout of the 49 aluminium fins creates micro vortices that boost the airflow and circulate it around the heatpipes.
Comparison improved heat dissipation Freezer i30 and Freezer i32
Optimal Compatibility
Fast and easy to install and extremely reliable, the mounting system is compatible with all current Intel sockets. Also, the low footprint of the Freezer i32 avoids interference with the RAM, even if there are two fans used ensuring the best compatibility.
CPU cooler with optimal compatibility due to small footprint
Enhanced Bearing
Due to a new alloy/lubricant combination developed in Germany, the friction within the bearing is reduced and a greater efficiency is achieved. This way, there is less heat development as well as less bearing noise and you can enjoy a longer service life of your cooler.
Fluid dynamic bearing of Freezer i32
Easy Installation & Transport Safe
Thanks to the screw-mount onto a back-plate and a significantly lower weight compared to the i30, the Freezer i32 is not only fool-proof to install, but also absolutely transport safe.
CPU cooler with screw-mount
Intel Socket
1151 1150 1155 1156 2066** 2011(-3) 1366 775
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes* Yes* No No
* SQUARE ILM (80 x 80 mm spacing) only
** c’t magazin has shown in issue 17/2017 on page 96 that Intel i9 CPUs on socket 2066 may draw up to 270 Watts since wrongly programmed BIOS by mainboard manufacturers fail to limit the TDP of the CPU to the specified 140 Watts. This may lead to thermal throttling of the CPU.

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

Max. Cooling Capacity:
320 Watts
Recommended for TDP up to:
150 Watts

Direct touch Ø 6 mm x 4
Aluminum Fins x 49 (Thickness:0.5 mm)
120 mm
Fan Speed:
0 - 1,350 RPM (Controlled by PWM)
Noise Level:
0.3 Sone
Current / Voltage:
0.20 A / +12V DC
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"One of the best air coolers on the market"
The ARCTIC Freezer i32 has shown its full potential during our tests, confirming once again the quality of ARCTIC products. We can say that we were literally stunned by his silence. During normal operation, there were no particular noises coming from the rotor or by other components.
The ARCTIC Freezer i32 has as fantastic price-performance ratio. Arctic has done a great job. Consider that the MX-4 thermal compound is also inlcuded in the bundle, among the best thermo-conductive paste on the market.
Hardware Ready
The ARCTIC Freezer i32 offers good cooling performance, little chance of interference with memory slots, and a PWM fan that turns off at low load.
Tech and Fixes
"Best CPU cooler for under $40"
The ARCTIC Freezer i32 stands out for its very low volume as a semi-passive cooler.
We were surprised by the low noise level that doesn't compromise with the heat performance.
The Freezer i32 CO Tower cooler provides a very good quality at an affordable price, proper cooling capacity and a secure mounting system. Another reason to buy: Thanks to the rather compact design, the cooler is suitable even for smaller... [more]
The ARCTIC Freezer i32 has a fairly compact size, is lightweight and will cool the CPU effectively with a low noise level.
"Outstanding performance"
If you really need a silent cooler, one that only turns on when you really need it, then maybe the ARCTIC Freezer i32 is the cooler for you. Arctic started with an ideal use case and created a product that matches it perfectly.
The ARCTIC Freezer i32 overall is a fantastic product, which boasts very easy installation, great for first time PC Builders looking for more than a stock Intel solution with no hassle. Overall I am very impressed with the ability to expand... [more]
We are really impressed how well thought out the whole design is. Many manufacturers tend to use the same features on tower-coolers and therefore many of it lack innovation, but ARCTIC really put some thought into improving small features.... [more]
overclock Inside
Optimal balance between temperature and sound. Compact design that allows quick and simple installation with all Intel sockets.
Amazing product in its price range. Top notch build quality, high performance and very low noise. Because of these reasons we consider the ARCTIC Freezer A32 as the best CPU cooler for under $40.
Tech and Fixes
The ARCTIC Freezer i32 is a good choice for mediacenter computers, it's silent and make sure that your components are cool!
The Freezer i32 is a very good CPU cooler for Intel processors. The workmanship and the easy installation have convinced us during the test. Furthermore the cooler features a very good cooling performance at a really low volume level. We... [more]
Instalation process of the Freezer i32 was very easy and staight forward. Taking a look at the performance of this cooler we were pleased with the results. Almost at full speed the fan is running very quiet.
Vidi Magazine
Arctic Freezer i32 costs about 30 € on the European market and for that money you get a very solid cooler for Intel processors that does the job and doesn`t not create too much noise. This is a very solid product with a six-year... [more]
PC Ekspert
Freezer i32 is very quiet. I would recommend for computers that are not , or are a little bit overclocked, and the priority is silent.
What Next
The Arctic Freezer i32 is an excellent CPU cooler from Arctic. The successor of i30 is smaller, more effective and could be recommended for any purpose from office PC to gamer PC in case an effective but silent cooling is needed.
PC World.hu
We can easily recommend the ARCTIC Freezer i32. The price performance ratio is very good and features like a robust case, easy installation and quiet operation are distinguished him. We give this cooler our "Recomended Award".
ITN Daily
PROS: Build quality, Performance, Mounting system is solid and easy to install, Very wide operation range, Very effective and quiet PWM fan, Fan equipped with Fluid Dynamic Bearing, that can turn off in low temperature, Can safely endure... [more]
I have to say that I am very impressed. Price to performance, the ARCTIC Freezer A32 is the best one I have tested so far.
Hat Rat
With the Freezer i32 CO the computer cooling specialist offers a new high-performance cpu cooler which is especially quiet but efficiently. A sophisticated fan controller enables that the CPU is completely passively cooled during typical... [more]
For a single tower cooler in its format the Freezer 32 makes no mistakes and scores especially with the noise level. At low load the fan really stands completely still – silent fans will certainly welcome the semi passive mode.... [more]
Technic 3D
The ARCTIC Freezer i32 is the first CPU-cooler we tested with a semi-passive fan, making it an excellent choice for someone who wants their system to be as quiet as possible. Taking into account its price of about 35 euro, it would be... [more]
Hardware Info
Small, compact, inexpensive and semi-passively ventilated. The 120 mm tower cooler is completely convincing with analog control and comes dangerously close to the significantly larger Macho Direct in the 1.0 sone assessment. Moreover, there... [more]
PC Gameshardware
The power of the Freezer i32 CO from ARCTIC has fully convinced us. The price performance ratio is very good, so we gladly recommend this CPU cooler.
The semi-Passive ARCTIC Freezer i32/A32 offers complete silence when is not hotter than 60 °C. Not too big, not too small, the perfect size for your case.
"Well-built, well-sized and well-thought-out"
The data speaks by itself. The ARCTIC Freezer i32 confirms the kindness of the brand. Simple design but well done: Best Performance without spending a lot of money.
Chimera Revo
The ARCTIC Freezer i32 is indeed a completely silent cooler and an extremely effective solution with one of the lowest acquisition costs we have seen so far.
All in all, the Freezer i32 is by far one of the best coolers presented by ARCTIC and should be a necessity to all new and current builds. And in my opinion, this is the best ‘Bang for the buck’ CPU coolers on the market.
Callum Youle


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How to configure the PWM settings?read

You can only configure the PWM settings via the BIOS. Otherwise, please check the manual for your mainboard.

* The interface varies for different models and the fan speed -settings may be hidden somewhere.

Here's an example with ASRock H170 Pro4/D3.

1. Enable CPU Fan Setting

2. Modify "CPU Fan Setting" by choosing Customize, Silent Mode, Standard Mode, Performance Mode or Full Speed.

Instead, you may be asked to configure a target temperature for your CPU. In this case, we recommend entering a value of 65°C. Some BIOS may require a minimum percentage for the PWM-control. The value entered should be at least 25%.

Intel LGA 2011(-3) compatibility (square / narrow ILM)?

For the socket LGA 2011(-3), Intel specifies two different formats: SQUARE ILM & NARROW ILM. Please note that Freezer i32 is compatible to LGA 2011(-3) refer ONLY to mainboards fitted with SQUARE ILM (80 x 80 mm spacing).

Pin assignment?

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Pin 2


Motherboard +12V DC

Pin 3


Reading Signal

Pin 4


PWM Signal


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