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

Plain But Effective: VANTEC FCE-6030D

Three rows of 32 aluminum fins each, some of which are only 0.4 millimeters thick, are closely squeezed onto the FCE-6030D.

The underside of the FCE-6030D is extremely smooth.

The workmanship leaves nothing to be desired, and installation is as easy as it gets. Its weight is almost 80 grams below the AMD specification of 300 grams.

FCE-6030D: Pretty good cooling performance for a pure aluminum cooler.

Unfortunately, this performance comes with quite a bit of noise.