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Athlon XP HSF Mini-Roundup - Scythe vs. Vantec vs. Thermaltake

Today we are comparing Athlon XP HSFs in a Mini-Roundup from Scythe with their Arctic Cooling 2L, Vantec with their AeroFlow 2 and Thermaltake with their POLO 735.

By: | CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Mar 28, 2004 5:00 am

 

Introduction

 

It has seemed to me lately that many folks who used to be avid AMD enthusiasts have gone over to the Intel side of the processor war. What with the newer chipsets allowing for overclocking reminiscent of the old Celeron 300 days, it really doesn't come as much of a surprise.

 

But there are still a large group of us who follow the ways of the AMD Athlon XP, and quality cooling is still as important now as it was when overclocking became a new buzzword within our little community.

 

That said, we're going to take a look at a trio of coolers for the AMD range of processors and see what new innovations have come about in this latest batch of goodies. With all the emphasis on looks lately, we still need to take a hard look at the cooling capabilities of modern heatsinks.

 

So sit back as we pit three coolers head to head and see where they come out of the fight. We'll look at the Scythe Arctic Cooling 2L, the Vantec AeroFlow 2 and the Thermaltake POLO 735.

 

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