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Can't Touch This! A Comparison of 46 CPU Coolers

Smart Cooler FSM 1168T: Buyer Beware!

Smart Cooler.

Smart Cooler.

One glance at the Smart Cooler doesn't exactly leave an impression of solidity. The heat sink consists of separate fins, which are attached to the copper plate. By no means does this guarantee an ideal heat transfer scenario between the aluminum fins and the contact plate. The cooling performance hardly makes a blip on the screen - during the test, we measured a temperature of 56 degrees at 1000 MHz (AMD Athlon). The manufacturer has released the fan for use with AMD Athlon processors at 1200 MHz, a claim we consider to be more than utopian. Even its visually appealing design can't hide its defective implementation. Our advice to the manufacturer - try your hardest not to offer this cooler on the market and instead, follow up with a new model with better properties!