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Thread: Northbridge Cooling




  1. #1
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    Hi People,

    I like to know if it's essential to have a fan on the northbridge (I don't overclock)? I own a Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro, and recently the northbridge fan (with fansink still in place) has been so noisey, I've had to remove it. This noise always starts when I do a cold boot, but after 10 seconds or so, the noise goes away.

    Thanks
    ==| PC specs |==
    1. Intel Pentium 4 3.0C ghz
    2. Gigabyte 5900XT
    3. Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro
    4. Kingmax PC3200 DDR RAM (2 x 256mb on dual channel)
    5. Western Digital 80gb 7200rpm HD (8mb cache)

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    as long as theres a decent heatsink in place then a fan is not really nessesary
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    Thanks for your reply. In the message, where I said fansink. I meant heatsink. Sorry for the typo.

    Can the heatsink you mentioned be just the one that came with the motherboard? Or do I need to purchase a Zalman chipset heatsink for e.g?

    Thanks.
    ==| PC specs |==
    1. Intel Pentium 4 3.0C ghz
    2. Gigabyte 5900XT
    3. Gigabyte GA-8IPE1000 Pro
    4. Kingmax PC3200 DDR RAM (2 x 256mb on dual channel)
    5. Western Digital 80gb 7200rpm HD (8mb cache)

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    it depends on the size of the heatsink. can you get a picture of it?
    also the airflow through the case would be important
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