Het volk van The Tech Zone schreef een review van de AMK CO-P701, een erg lompe cooler vooral geschikt voor Athlon gebuikers in het bezit van een Asus K7M bord. De CO-P701 bleek zijn werk erg goed te doen; een Athlon 500 steeg slechts 2 graden na hem te overklokken naar 800MHz!
To do the overclocking test, I had to remove the Athlon casing and attach the FreeSpeed Pro from NinjaMicro. Removing the back casing had an amazing effect. The CPU temp dropped a full 10C! This allowed me to overclock the Athlon 500 to a 800Mhz and the temp reading was still 8C below what I got at 500Mhz! If you're looking for a no cost way to lower the operating temp of your Athlon, remove the back plate.
The CO-P701 does a great job removing the heat from the hot AMD. Temp reading went up just 2C going from 500Mhz to 800Mhz. The cooler was unable to get my Athlon above 800Mhz however. Still this is amazing performance for such an inexpensive cooler. The unit is super quiet. I couldn't hear the fan running. If noise is a consideration, you'll love this cooler.
Overall, this is one of the best Athlon coolers on the market. If you have an Asus K7M motherboard and don't want to go though what I did to get an Alpha P3125 to fit into it, then you're best choice is the CO-P701 from AMK Services. It's a steal at $17.25.