Tuesday, April 14th 2015

Arctic Announces M1 Series CPU Coolers for AMD Socket AM1

Arctic announces the M1 and M1-Passive CPU coolers for AMD socket AM1. The Alpine M1 & Alpine M1-Passive replace the noisy stock cooler. Building a quiet PC system with a low budget? Yes it is possible! The Alpine M1 & Alpine M1-Passive were specifically designed for the AMD AM1 platform and are the ideal alternative to the noisy stock cooler.

The cooling performance of the whisper quiet Alpine M1 is more than sufficient to keep every AM1 CPU at bay by margin. An 80 mm low speed fan delivers the desired airflow and pressure without producing any audible noise. Even under full load it generates only 0.1 Sone which makes it twice as quiet as the stock cooler.
Even less noise is only possible with the Alpine M1-Passive. The passive CPU cooler is completely maintenance free and does not collect dust, offering an affordable solution to make a PC absolutely silent.

QUICK FACTS Alpine M1 Whisper Quiet AM1 CPU Cooler
  • Whisper quiet
  • Cooling performance with margin
  • Long Service Life
  • Pre-applied MX-2 thermal compound
QUICK FACTS Alpine M1-Passive Silent AM1 CPU Cooler
  • High passive cooling performance
  • Allows completely fan-less systems
  • Pre-applied MX-2 thermal compound
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13 Comments on Arctic Announces M1 Series CPU Coolers for AMD Socket AM1

#1
Jorge
While very little cooling is required for AM1 CPUs, at least enthusiasts will have some options.
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#2
TheinsanegamerN
I wish that you could overclock an AM1 cpu. that would be fun, and then these coolers would make more sense
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#3
Sempron Guy
TheinsanegamerN, post: 3269182, member: 127292"
I wish that you could overclock an AM1 cpu. that would be fun, and then these coolers would make more sense
who says you can't?
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#4
Jorge
Sempron Guy, post: 3269192, member: 92497"
who says you can't?
Perhaps he's not familiar with changing the base clock speed or his mobo doesn't offer this option. Without actually testing an AM1 socketed CPU it's hard to tell how much performance gain is possible and if it's worth the effort.
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#5
john_
TheinsanegamerN, post: 3269182, member: 127292"
I wish that you could overclock an AM1 cpu. that would be fun, and then these coolers would make more sense
You can on ASUS AM1 mobos. I am running a Sempron 3850 at 1.6GHz.



Anyway, the part where Arctic is talking about noise stock cooler, it's really funny in the case of AM1 SOCs. The fan is not really loud on the stock cooler, except if there is dead silence in the room, no one is moving, talking or breathing and all the attention is focused at the AM1 cooler. Not to mention that at least ASUS's board does offer automatic fan control.
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#6
TheinsanegamerN
Jorge, post: 3269223, member: 127546"
Perhaps he's not familiar with changing the base clock speed or his mobo doesn't offer this option. Without actually testing an AM1 socketed CPU it's hard to tell how much performance gain is possible and if it's worth the effort.
I'm familiar with changing bus speeds, but AM1 has the exact same problem as intel's sockets. pushing bus speeds above 104~105MHz results in instability.

it IS possible to hit higher speeds by setting the sata ports to IDE instead of ACHI, but it isnt reliable(and, if im not mistaken, would limit the performance of SSDs to 133MB/s). some people can hit the 130mhz range, a couple can hit 150 mhz, and some are limited to 110 or so. having a multiplier unlocked would be much simpler, and it would be nice if someone made a motherboard that could unlock that multiplier, or AMD released a special black edition with the multiplier unlocked.

as it stands, if I cant use that multiplier, Im not shelling out for ANOTHER platform. Ive already got a fx-6300 board, the AM1 would be just for fun.
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#7
john_
As you said, AM1 is just for fun and HTPC stuff. What AMD must do, I guess after making available the Carrizo, is to bring Beema on the AM1 platform. Locked, unlocked, it isn't that much important. With Beemas'a lower TDP they could probably offer models with higher speeds and that could trigger an upgrade IF AM1 motherboards support those new Beema models.
The only real problem of AM1 is not multiplier, but the lack of H265 decoding on the gpu.
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MikeMurphy
TheinsanegamerN, post: 3269182, member: 127292"
I wish that you could overclock an AM1 cpu. that would be fun, and then these coolers would make more sense
I know what you mean. Overclocking on the platform is poor and comes with many compromises. I recently built a Pentium G3258 ITX computer for a family member who needed basic computer with some future-proofing. The AM1 platform would have been much better value had I been able to clock it to 2.5-3.0ghz. Instead, I gave Intel my money.

Thank the administration at AMD for this. They have the products but just don't position them properly.
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#9
red_stapler
john_, post: 3269292, member: 137560"
Anyway, the part where Arctic is talking about noise stock cooler, it's really funny in the case of AM1 SOCs. The fan is not really loud on the stock cooler, except if there is dead silence in the room, no one is moving, talking or breathing and all the attention is focused at the AM1 cooler. Not to mention that at least ASUS's board does offer automatic fan control.
I had the stock AM1 cooler die on me, so for my situation this would probably be a better solution than buying another fan. I went with the GELID myself since it was available at the time and cooler/quieter/less expensive than a 50mm fan. Hopefully Arctic has delivered something similar here.
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#10
Johan45
The AM1 is definitely overclockable. This was still on the stock cooler.

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#11
Mr B
MikeMurphy, post: 3269348, member: 6751"
I know what you mean. Overclocking on the platform is poor and comes with many compromises. I recently built a Pentium G3258 ITX computer for a family member who needed basic computer with some future-proofing. The AM1 platform would have been much better value had I been able to clock it to 2.5-3.0ghz. Instead, I gave Intel my money.

Thank the administration at AMD for this. They have the products but just don't position them properly.
You can get FM2 chips at 3ghz and over really cheap you know?
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#12
john_
Mr B, post: 3269894, member: 155277"
You can get FM2 chips at 3ghz and over really cheap you know?
With 25W TDP?
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#13
GreiverBlade
ahahah exactly when i talk about those 2 heatsink ... in my http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/project-log-sg05-am1-build-keep-it-simple-update-need-some-advice-on-cooling.210763/#post-3270084
i read about that (didn't notice that news hehe ... but i did know Arctic made those 2 since quite a bit of time, around 1 weeks ago iirc)

and yes Am1 are OC'able (not only by BCLK i saw multiplier option in my AM1I-A bios option but i am not totally sure :roll: until i re check it ... )

pricing in chf : 9.95 for the fan one 10.95 for the passive one
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