Author: Greg Baden
The Arctic Cooling Freezer 11 LP CPU Cooler is designed to be a low-profile (hence the LP in the name), CPU cooler for HTPC systems. The cooler isn’t meant to be a powerful one, but to be a step above stock coolers that are sometimes included with the CPUs. The 92mm PWM fan, along with the aluminum heatsink, and two copper heatpipes help cool to a maximum of 90 Watts.
The cooler isn’t very large at all, measuring in at 115 x 106 x 53mm, which makes it pretty easy to fit in the palm of your hand. The Freezer 11 LP comes equipped with a 92mm PWM fan, which has its own patented fan holder to help eliminate noise. The holes in the four corners aren’t used to attach the fan to the heatsink, but to attach the whole cooler to the motherboard.
The 92mm fan blows over the small aluminum heatsink, in which the two copper heatpipes run through. Each heatpipe takes a side of the heatsink. While the surface area isn’t very big for the Freezer 11, I think that Arctic Cooling could have added a third heatpipe down the center to help improve cooling some more.
The two copper heatpipes extend to from the top of the heatsink to the bottom of the heatsink where they connect midway onto the small base of the cooler. The base is also pre-installed with ARCTIC MX-2 thermal grease.
The base and copper heatpipes are nice and shiny, but will it be enough to cool?