To test the Alpha P7125 I used an AMD Athlon 500 on a SD11 rev
1.8. To test temperature I used a temperature probe, which sends
readings to my motherboard monitor. While running on the default
speed of 500MHz the processor (core) was able to stay at a consistent
49C. There were no Overclocking tests conducted, as Overclocking
materials were unavailable to me.
One of the more 'famous' Athlon coolers is the GlobalWin FKK32.
Using a larger heatsink (though not as large as the Alpha's)
and the same 2 50 CFM fans as the Alpha this cooler is set to
be very competitive. Oh, and did I mention it is priced at over
$20 cheaper than the Alpha P7125?
FKK32 does not have any special features such as the copper
base plate or an overly large heatsink, but it does have one
thing, good performance. Installation of this unit was also
easier because there was not parts that needed to be put together
nor was there any special prep work to be done. This unit is
also slightly shorter than the Alpha making it an easier fit
in some smaller motherboards.