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

Loud But Powerful, Part I: TRIG T40-1-62538 And TRIG T40-3-62538

The T40-1 and the T40-3 are based on a standard aluminum heat sink that has been put together with a high-speed, loud fan from Delta.

TRIG T40-1-62538

The underside: only aluminum, albeit smoothly polished.

The underside of the T40-1 is smooth and polished, reducing the heat transmission resistance between the paste and the cooler.

The cooling capacity is quite good for a pure aluminum cooler of this size. However, its operating noise level of 67 dB(A) is borderline.