In other words if you're running an energy efficient processor it can pay to know your CPU's TDP (Thermal Design Power) before going out and dropping $80 bucks on overkill. Take for example the heatsink Frostytech is testing today. This is a muffin-sized socket 775 cooler, made of extruded aluminum with an 80mm fan atop. The Glacialtech Igloo 5063 Light E is rated for 35W Celeron, 65W Core 2 Duo and 95W Core 2 Quad processors...
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