Let’s test the Frio Extreme, a huge CPU cooler from Thermaltake. It has two twin heatsinks, six heatpipes, and two 140 mm fans.
We have already tested three members of this family of CPU coolers: the Frio, the Frio OCK, and the Frio Advanced. The first two are excellent coolers, but we were very disappointed with the Frio Advanced. The Frio Extreme that we are testing now seems to be the most aggressive family member.
Figure 1 shows the box of the Frio Extreme in a black background with red and blue details.
Figure 2 shows the contents of the box: heatsink, fans, a small tube of thermal compound, manuals, and installation hardware. It’s nice to see that the metallic parts come in a box, well-fitted in foam niches.
Figure 3 displays the heatsink of the Frio Extreme.
This cooler is discussed in detail in the following pages.
- 1. Introduction
- 2. The Frio Extreme
- 3. The Frio Extreme (Cont’d)
- 4. Installation
- 5. How We Tested
- 6. Our Tests
- 7. Main Specifications
- 8. Conclusions