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A New Kind Of Fast: AMD Athlon XP 2200+

New Guidelines For CPU Coolers: No Cheap Models, Continued

Only a few select CPU coolers can be used - they must have a copper contact plate for the surface of the CPU die, or use some other kind of contact plating with adequate heat transfer capability. To put it clearly: if you want to equip your PC with a Thoroughbred Athlon XP, you can get rid of your aluminum cooler. As it is, if the new Athlon XP dies a thermal death when used together with a cheap cooler, you will get no guarantee from AMD.

An approved copper contact for CPU coolers.

A CPU cooler from Taisol.