Wednesday, September 23rd 2015

Arctic Announces Freezer i32 and A32 Semi-Passive CPU Coolers

Arctic announces the i32/A32 semi-passive coolers. The Freezer i32/A32 is the first semi passive Arctic cooler. The smaller and lighter successor of the Freezer i30/A30 is the perfect gadget for PC enthusiasts looking for an ultra-quiet but efficient solution for the CPU cooling. It is the first ARCTIC cooler which comes with the new fan controller developed in Germany.

Arctic cooler are well-known for optimum cooling performance at a low noise level. By semi passive performance the Freezer i32/A32 provides again a special feature. A sophisticated fan controller enables that the CPU is completely passively cooled during typical Windows operation. The F12 PWM fan only start up at a higher temperature (from 40% PWM).
This does not just make the computer quieter most of the time, but increases the service life at the same time. In active mode the improved bearing with a new alloy/lubricant combination cares for minimum noise levels at longer service life. Moreover, the lower footprint of the Freezer i32/A32 allows a problem-free installation and avoids interference with the RAM, even if there are two fans used. Due to the screw-mount onto a back-plate and a significantly lower weight compared to the i30, the cooler is, not least, absolutely safe also on the go.

And for everyone who prefer to run their computer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week Arctic has the Freezer i32 CO in the "continuous operation" edition with a specially for continuous operation optimized dual ball bearing.

QUICK FACTS Freezer i32 / A32 Semi passive CPU Cooler with 120 mm fan for Intel and AMD
  • Improved cooling performance
  • German fan controller
  • Improved Bearing
  • Optimal compatibility through lower footprint
  • Transport safe due to a back-plate and a lower weight
  • MX-4 thermal compound included
To purchase, visit the Amazon store pages for the A32 and i32.
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7 Comments on Arctic Announces Freezer i32 and A32 Semi-Passive CPU Coolers

#1
Uplink10
btarunr, post: 3348576, member: 43587"
during typical Windows operation
No love for Linux.

I think $50 is too much.
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Rockarola
Uplink10, post: 3348639, member: 154252"
No love for Linux.

I think $50 is too much.
Are you serious?
People like you makes it very hard for me to admit that I am running Linux.
You have a problem about the price of the product, but first you have to mention Linux, because God forbid somebody thought your computer was running Windows...I am not religious, and I do not need this strange kernel you call God!

tl;dr...Please stick to the subject, tell us why $50 is too much.
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#3
MIRTAZAPINE
Artic heatsink generally have a good design like continuous heat pipe direct touch for the base and an ok price. I owned the smaller artic freezer i11 it performs very well for its small size with a reasonable overclock.

The downside about artic cooler is despite what looks like a good design it does not perform as well as expected in reviews comparing to other similar size cooler and even with their smaller cooler strangely. I am not sure why is this happening, it could be the liquid fillers in the heatpipe not being the same across products.

I just wish artic just have both amd mount in one cooler rather than separating it selling the intel mount for just the i series cooler and amd for a series cooler.
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#4
micropage7
so based on the temp
nice but it would like stop and go
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Uplink10
Rockarola, post: 3348840, member: 159709"
tl;dr...Please stick to the subject, tell us why $50 is too much.
My estimation is that the performance won't be better than be quiet! Pure Rock or similar, to justify spending additional $.
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ZeDestructor
Uplink10, post: 3348639, member: 154252"
No love for Linux.

I think $50 is too much.
The only information the cooler gets is PWM, so as long as your mobo has fan control support (basically all sockets the cooler support at all, really), it'll work just fine in Linux.

Rockarola, post: 3348840, member: 159709"
Are you serious?
People like you makes it very hard for me to admit that I am running Linux.
You have a problem about the price of the product, but first you have to mention Linux, because God forbid somebody thought your computer was running Windows...I am not religious, and I do not need this strange kernel you call God!

tl;dr...Please stick to the subject, tell us why $50 is too much.
It's a valid complaint to have: take the Corsair H110i for example: it only does fan/pump control via the Windows-only software (according to some people I asked on IRC who own it) because all control is done via USB. As a Linux user, that means that it can only work at full tilt when booted in Linux. With such a restriction, $50 for an air-cooler like this one is simply too much if it were the case.

Yes, it's obnoxious at times, especially here when @Uplink10 decided to not do any research on the product whatsoever, research that would have answered the question very adequately.

micropage7, post: 3348982, member: 82848"
so based on the temp
nice but it would like stop and go
Yes. Looks like it's using a PWM curve with fan-off below a certain duty cycle. The same system is used in the GTX950/GTX960 reference cards for example, as well as many other non-PC applications.

EDIT: I wonder if they'll release a line of fans with such functionality.. and if anyone else (outside of massive OEM-level companies like San Ace for example) will implement similar things in their fans...
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Uplink10
ZeDestructor, post: 3349060, member: 151464"
The only information the cooler gets is PWM, so as long as your mobo has fan control support (basically all sockets the cooler support at all, really), it'll work just fine in Linux.
I was being sarcastic and tried to show the prevalence of Windows as an OS even though that might not be true in every case, good thing that is changing.
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