I tested this cooler on the following setup:

CPU

Pentium
M Dothan 1.6GHz

Motherboard

AOpen
i915Ga-HFS

Memory

GSKill
1 x 512MB GH

Video
Card

Xpert
Vision X1600 Pro Golden


Storage


Seagate 80Gb Pata

Power
Supply

HEC
580w

5 Microcool NorthPole XE Whisper Cooler

 

I used a physical temperature probe placed right beside
the CPU core to measure the temperature. Thermal paste was of course applied
both on the core and the probe before mounting on the cooler.

6 Microcool NorthPole XE Whisper Cooler

It looks as tiny as the chipset cooler right beside
it

 

This was compared to the stock cooler from AOpen that comes
with the motherboard:

8 Microcool NorthPole XE Whisper Cooler