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Introduction

This time, we tested the SilverStone AR02 CPU cooler. It has a tower heatsink, three 6 mm heatpipes and one 92 mm fan, supporting up to two fans. Let’s see if this “compact” cooler performs well.

The AR02 seems to be a smaller version of the SilverStone AR01, which we tested recently, and proved to be an excellent cooler.

Figure 1 shows the box of the cooler.

SilverStone AR02Figure 1: Package

Figure 2 shows the contents of the box: heatsink, fan, a small bag of thermal compound, a manual, and installation hardware.

SilverStone AR02Figure 2: Accessories

Figure 3 displays the AR02 heatsink.

SilverStone AR02Figure 3: Heatsink

This cooler is discussed in detail in the following pages.

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.