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    Question A330GC CPU/NB fan

    Hi,

    I just bought a A330GC motherboard: ASRock > Products > A330GC

    There's a heatsink and a 4-pin fan connector, labeled CPU heatsink and CPU fan connector in the manual and on the board.
    Then there's a heatsink with a fan on it (3 pin connector) labeled NB fan and chassis fan connector in the manual.

    What's going on here?
    This mobo comes with a North Bridge fan, but no CPU fan??
    Am I supposed to get a separate fan for the CPU?

    Regards

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    Default Re: A330GC CPU/NB fan

    Hi,

    You don't have to worry. The Atom processors don't run that hot that they necessitate a fan. As long as you have decent ventilation (a case fan), then you should be good. If you prefer, you can buy a fan for it, and AsRock are decent enough to provide a CPU fan header for such a case. Usually no fan is provided. You can compare to other boards if you wish. These are very popular for using such low power and dissipating such little heat.

    In the following link you can see for example how Intel themselves package these processors and motherboards. The heatsink that is without a fan lies over the processor as can be seen in the illustrations in the document: http://www.intel.com/Assets/PDF/prodbrief/320096.pdf

    Best Regards,
    Páll.

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    Default Re: A330GC CPU/NB fan

    Hey Páll,

    Thanks for the answer!
    I thought it was a manufacturing fault, or that I had an extra fan.

    Regards

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