Although most new Athlon XP processors shipped by AMD today are in proper retail boxes, most users would still prefer to swap the bundled cooler with something more powerful than what is sufficiently provided by AMD. Of course, these group of power users are normally those that would want to push their processor's clock speed beyond its rated specifications in the hope that they get more than what they paid for.
There's another group of elite users who would go for a different range of coolers, not so much to increase the cooling needs of their processor, but rather reducing the noise emitted by these slightly inferior bundled solutions. Noise is something that users want to eliminate and it's increasingly popular among DIY enthusiasts today. This explains why some of the more hardcore users are willing to fork out their hard-earned dollars for a water cooling rig. While that is possibly one of the best methods around, it's often not within the budget range of most users.
This is where Nexus Technology BV steps in with their series of Real Silent coolers. Their mission is to design and deliver efficient coolers for demanding CPUs yet keeping noise emission levels low. With this as their goal, they were able to deliver a couple of innovatively designed coolers to the market place.
The Nexus AXP-3200 SkiveTek cooler retail box packaging.
Before we move on with an in-depth look at the Nexus AXP-3200 SkiveTek cooler, let's look at the technical specifications in the table below:-
Nexus AXP-3200 SkiveTek Technical Specifications
||Socket-A / Socket-370
- AMD Athlon XP up to 3200+
- AMD Athlon MP 2800+ or higher
- Intel Pentium III 1.13GHz or higher
||Full aluminium with copper interface
||8.2 x 7.45cm
||70 x 70 x 25mm