The Frio Extreme Silent 14 Dual certainly isn’t going to break any records for its cooling ability. Its not a bad cooler under any stretch of the imagination, but as you can see it just doesn’t quite compare to some of the other brands we’ve already tested.
It’s a similar story when the CPU is overclocked. Whilst the processor is in idle, the cooler does great, doing far better than most of the other brands. However, when a heavy load is placed on the CPU it does start to struggle. The temperatures are not great, but they are certainly well below the danger zone.
This is where this cooler really caught my attention. I had to check a few times to make sure the two 140mm PWM fans were still spinning as there was very little change in acoustics at all. To put things into perspective, my ambient noise with everything turned off was 34db.
Again, this cooler has done great in terms of acoustics when the CPU is overclocked. It really does surpass my expectations. Remember, this is two 140mm fans and it’s beating single fan coolers without breaking a sweat.