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    I just happened to have an ancient Socket 5 HSF lying around that seems to work on my ECS P4 mobo's north bridge with a little thermal epoxy/paste mixture. helluva lot better than the passive heatsink that was there before, I would think. Any thoughts?
    XPCBOX X-Cool case (black)
    2x120mm case fans
    7x80mm case fans
    ECS/PC Chips P.O.S. mobo
    P4 1.7GHz
    (to be OC'd soon w/ new P4B533)
    Thermaltake Volcano 7+
    256MB DDR @ 266MHz (temp)
    AOpen nVidia GeForece4 MX440 64MB
    (OC'd to 300MHz Core, 401MHz
    DDR)

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    I attached an old fan to the top of my northbridge heatsink and used the fan control from the 7+ so I could make it go heh... It works very well, dropped temp down about 8 degree's C by adding the fan.
    <font size=1>Pentium 4 2.53GHz @ 3.515GHz (FSB: 185; VCore: 1.725)</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v7plus.htm">ThermalTake Volcano 7+</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.albatron.com.tw/product/PX845PEV_800.asp">Albatron PX845PEV-800</a></font>
    <font size=1>512MB Samsung DDR333 @ DDR370</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.ati.com/products/pc/radeon9700pro/">Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/proddetail.html?prodkey=ASC-29160">Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI Controller</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/0,1081,321,00.html">Seagate ST373405LW 73GB U160 SCSI</a></font>
    <font size=1>Enermax EG465P-VE 450watt PSU</font>
    <font size=1>CPU Temp (100%): 39 C; HDD Temp (100%): 31 C (100%); Chipset Temp (100%): 32 C</font>

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    I should have asked.....are there any mobos that will measure the temp? or do I need an external probe? how'd u do it?
    XPCBOX X-Cool case (black)
    2x120mm case fans
    7x80mm case fans
    ECS/PC Chips P.O.S. mobo
    P4 1.7GHz
    (to be OC'd soon w/ new P4B533)
    Thermaltake Volcano 7+
    256MB DDR @ 266MHz (temp)
    AOpen nVidia GeForece4 MX440 64MB
    (OC'd to 300MHz Core, 401MHz
    DDR)

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    I use a probe to measure temp's for my cpu, my hard drive and my chipset temp.
    <font size=1>Pentium 4 2.53GHz @ 3.515GHz (FSB: 185; VCore: 1.725)</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/heatsink/v7plus.htm">ThermalTake Volcano 7+</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.albatron.com.tw/product/PX845PEV_800.asp">Albatron PX845PEV-800</a></font>
    <font size=1>512MB Samsung DDR333 @ DDR370</font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.ati.com/products/pc/radeon9700pro/">Radeon 9700 Pro 128MB</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.adaptec.com/worldwide/product/proddetail.html?prodkey=ASC-29160">Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI Controller</a></font>
    <font size=1><a href="http://www.seagate.com/cda/products/discsales/marketing/detail/0,1081,321,00.html">Seagate ST373405LW 73GB U160 SCSI</a></font>
    <font size=1>Enermax EG465P-VE 450watt PSU</font>
    <font size=1>CPU Temp (100%): 39 C; HDD Temp (100%): 31 C (100%); Chipset Temp (100%): 32 C</font>

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    Great bit 'o scavenger work there AllienBlood......nifty what
    miracles 1 can perform with the right bone yard/mindset:cool:
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