How Good Are AMD's Bundled Coolers For The Athlon XP ?

Specifications: Coolers At A Glance

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Manuf. / ProductWeight [Grms]Dimen. W xDxH [mm]Fan dia. [mm]Fan height [mm]MaterialNoise Level [dB (A)]RPM [1/min]Rtherm [°C/W]Tdie [°C]
Ajigo Corporation MF014-02129860 x 62 x 416010Ni plated Cu-Al55.158000.4153
Ajigo Corporation MF018-01130460 x 62 x 456013"Ni plated Cu-Al50.247000.4555
AMD Boxed 2700+23370 x 63 x 466010Cu-Al46.648750.5055
AMD Boxed 2000+19362 x 62 x 466010Al52.557500.4854
AVC 112C8129278 x 63 x 636013Cu-Al51.545000.3851
AVC Frost28874 x 63 x 516015Cu-Al51.246000.3750
Coolermaster Aero763872 x 72 x 1086070Cu-Al62.546750.2842
Coolermaster CP5-7JD1B-0L37180 x 75 x 717025Cu-Al39.324000.5461
Coolermaster HAC-V8146480 x 84 x 848025Cu-Al65.245500.3750
CoolJag JVC652A27580 x 74 x 647015Al50.340000.4453
Fanner 5E070B1H3G Copper King II33663 x 60 x 486020Cu56.551000.5260
Fanner 5F271B1M3 Falcon Rock37080 x 80 x 708025Cu-Al50.129000.4857
Global WIN CAK4-8678780 x 80 x 1038038Cu72.661250.3346
Global WIN CAK4-88T66280 x 80 x 928025Cu61.534000.3851
Global WIN TAK5844587 x 66 x 806015Al40.333000.5161
Nengtyi KN-0130065 x 62 x 506015Ni plated Cu-Al48.546700.5763
Nengtyi KN-0240780 x 62 x 516015Ni plated Cu-Al51.848000.5058
Pentalpha APSK0168-B27880 x 65 x 606020Al55.842000.5057
Pentalpha APSK0181-C27772 x 65 x 606020Cu-Al54.841250.4654
Pentalpha APSK0181-L27772 x 65 x 606020Cu-Al42.530500.5560
SpringSpread Vento III25380 x 80 x 608025Cu-Al48.325000.4957
SpringSpread Unique280030882 x 70 x 537015Cu-Al50.333000.4957
Swiftech MCX462-U+/ Y.S.-Tech Fan76276 x 76 x 587516Cu-Al58.555200.4051
Swiftech MCX462-U+ Vantec TD8038A88476 x 76 x 858038Cu-Al69.359000.3447
Taisol CGK76017230580 x 60 x 596010Cu-Al50.548500.4454
Taisol CGK7609832280 x 60 x 626014Cu-Al40.328000.5361
Thermaltake Vulcano 7+65070 x 72 x 727025Cu48.725000.4556
Thermaltake Vulcano 951880 x 80 x 788025Cu-Al44.318000.6066
Titan TTC-CU5 TB45472 x 72 x 607016Cu59.746250.4051
Titan TTC-D5 TB(F/CU35)32180 x 80 x 658025Cu-Al60.141500.4554
EKL 2070410105936675 x 63 x 566020Cu-Al44.535000.4857
Vantec VA4-C704039870 x 70 x 617415Cu-Al45.355000.3952
Tiger Electronics DF1-P2B52080 x 62 x 566025Cu50.741250.4855
Tiger Electronics SDC38130BC38380 x 62 x 636025Cu-Al57.556750.4956
Tiger Electronics Miprocool II43080 x 80 x 678025Cu-Al45.336000.6262
Tiger Electronics Miprocool28380 x 80 x 668025Al47.135000.6765
Molex 37256-000525070 x 62 x 496013Cu-Al54.553000.4855

Conclusion: Bundled Coolers Generally Sufficient

As this test of AMD's bundled coolers reveals, these chill-machines are more than adequate for most users and applications.

However, if you're in the market for a quieter model, a real freezer powerhouse or a cooler that offers variable cooling capabilities, you should take a look at the vast array of cooler manufacturers.

If you want a cooler with excellent, variable capabilities, the brand-new Aero7 from Coolermaster is an outstanding choice.