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

The Thrill Is Gone: Neolec Vento

The color scheme of the Neolec Vento leads the buyer to believe that the cooling material is copper. The scratch test leaves no doubt that it is made out of aluminum that has been anodized to look like copper. The three-point clip easily keeps the 237-gram lightweight Vento in place.

Be careful when mounting the cooler - the edges of the heat sink are pretty sharp.

Its cooling performance marginally beats that of the Venezia, while its operating noise (50 dB(A)) is slightly softer. All told, a good all-around cooler.