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iolo System Mechanic - Download
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs A first for me 08/17/2014

This review is from: iolo System Mechanic - Download

Pros: Seems to work as advertized. Great deal as a paid download.

Cons: Didn't notice a big improvement

Other Thoughts: I use my computer for internet access, photo management and document management. Pretty mundane stuff. I don't really do a lot of high risk stuff and I don't game on my system.
I run Avast for security and I'm very adept at system maintenance so I wasn't expecting much. System Mechanic did report some registry errors that were fixed so for a cheap paid download I guess it was worth the price.

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ARCTIC Alpine 64 GT Rev. 2 CPU Cooler - AMD, Supports Multiple Sockets, 80mm PWM Fan at 22dBA
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great cooling performance for my application... In my application.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Just a follow up to my last review. I forgot to mention what proc I run and what circumstances my setup is subject to.
I am running this cooler in my server with a 95 watt quad core Athlon II CPU. Being a server, CPU (and RAM more so) resources are mostly taxed by virtual server machines. I only have 3 VMs running and they operate under light resource loads.
The guys complaining about overheating 8 core FX series procs are expecting too much from a compact cooler.

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ARCTIC Alpine 64 GT Rev. 2 CPU Cooler - AMD, Supports Multiple Sockets, 80mm PWM Fan at 22dBA
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works as well as the larger 92mm Arctic Alpine 64 Pro in my application. PWM fan is nice and quiet and no interference with motherboard features. More on that later.
I wanted an AM3/3+ specific cooler to avoid pulling the motherboard because I had install a backing bracket on the bottom of the motherboard.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: I had an AM3+ motherboard give up the ghost I replaced it with one that has 4 RAM slots only to find that the larger Arctic Alpine 64 Pro blocked 2 of the memory slots. I ordered the motherboard and extra RAM in the same transaction so I had a problem. Arctic (back) to the rescue. Changed direction in mid-build. Started as a project to sell but prematurely dead MoBo ate up my profit margin the way dogs eat homework. My Dobo is a FANTASTIC NAS box but it can't do what a server will do so I built a server instead.

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Display Name: Buford N.

Date Joined: 12/10/06

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  • First Review: 01/14/10
  • Last Review: 08/17/14
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