Our testing is geared towards the luxury high-end CPUs so coolers that are designed for the lower end of the scale don't look very appealing when put into this type of apples to apples format. The GlacialTech 5610 Silent and PWM are the lowest priced coolers we have tested to date with an MSRP in the mid 20 Dollar range.
Would the GlacialTech 5610 be a good choice for the lowest speed binned Intel processors? With a non overclocked Core 2 Duo or Celeron Series it would certainly be a choice, but from our testing the stock Intel CPU Cooler would be a better option. Many processors are sold as OEM or tray style units without heatsinks and this produces the need for a low cost (and in this case low performance) heatsink.
Overclockers, enthusiasts or just about anyone using a high speed processor will want to steer clear from the GlacialTech 5610 PWM and Silent. I really wish GlacialTech would have included their disclaimer on the retail box about high-end processors, in my opinion this information should be added on the next round of box printing and a sticker sent out to distributers to attach to current stock. With the numbers we encountered from our testing permanent damage could result from using this cooler on an overclocked processor or any quad-core part running at 2.6 GHz or higher.
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