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

Bigger And Heavier: VANTEC FCE-62540D

The FCE-62540D is the bigger and somewhat heavier brother of the FCE-6030D. While the number of fins is about one-third less, their profile is about twice the size.

The cooling performance and noise level are only marginally different from those of the FCE-6030D. With higher power loss ratings, however, the FCE-62540D is able to keep the temperature on the CPU several degrees lower. This is a good all-around cooler, with overclocking potential.