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

A Dime A Dozen: Pent Alpha APSK0155

According to the manufacturer, the APSK0155 will work for Athlon CPUs up to 1.3 GHz and for Athlon XP 1600+. Our tests confirmed this claim.

The installation of the cooler on the CPU takes quite a bit of elbow grease. The relatively sharp edges of the aluminum cooling ribs can be quite dangerous during installation.

On the positive side, the clip attaches to all three notches on the socket.

The surface on the underside of the cooler is quite smooth but not lapped.