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A Cool Bunch: How To Put A Lid On The Die Temperature Of Your Athlon

Cooling For Next To Nothing: Foxconn

The Foxconn is being offered by some online retailers in the U.S. for less than two dollars. But you'd be sorely mistaken to believe that this cooler is only good for swirling the air in the case around a little.

Admittedly, the edges of the aluminum profile are pretty sharp and you have to be extremely careful not to cut yourself. But once it's been installed, it cools like a dream. Okay, maybe it doesn't set any new world records. But you can't expect that from such an inexpensive model. Some high-end, brand name coolers cost ten times what this one does, and don't cool any better.

You can rest easy putting your Duron CPU under this cooler. Heck, you could even cool a Thunderbird with it. Its relatively low operating noise level, a mere 48 dB(A), will certainly conjure up a smile on many a user's face.