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Thread: Cooling for Northbridge?




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    I'm using an MSI Kt4 Ultra and it currently doesn't have anything cooling the northbridge. Any suggestions on what I should get to help cool this sucker as my system temp ranges in the mid 40C?

    Also, I have the Foxconn case with the air duct for the processor:
    http://www.casedge.com/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=59
    (mine isn't as ugly but its the same basic design)
    Whats the best way to make use of this, would putting a fan between the case and the duct do much to help cool the processor further?

    I'm currently using the stock HSF that came with the processor but soon as I've got some cash and the Volcano 11 is on the market I'll get it. the Processor is currently running at 52C idle and seems to be about the same after heavy useage.

    If I can knock a few degrees off the CPU and system temp I'm gonna look into doing a little overclock :woot:

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    I guess a fan would help and deffinitely the volcano 11 for the processor as for the chipset cooling I'd say just an 80mm fan would do with some screws holding it in place along with maybe some for case fans for intake or exhaust. You can also get the exhaust fans that fit into a pci slot and provide pretty good cooling for the case:thumb:

    got a dremmel? cut a square on both sides of the case and get 2 fans one for intake on the side and one for exhaust and maybee even one on the top.

    You can probally pull this off pretty easy with the aluminum case that you have or are getting maybe a window? with some cold cathodes and led fans.

    and that my:2cents: :idea:

    heres a great place for fans www.xoxide.com
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    sorry for the double post,but here is the image of the chipset cooler from www.xoxide.com
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    I use a <a href="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/chipset/tiger.htm" target="_blank"><font color=maroon>ThermalTake Tiger 1 Orb</font></a> chipset cooler and it works great. It has a fan running at around 5500rpm's with no noticeable noise, very quiet.
    <h6><font color=black>P4 2.53Mhz cooled by <a href="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/orbs/dragon478s.htm" target="_blank"><font color=green>TT P4 Dragon HSF</font></a>
    Asus P4PE 533Mhz fsb board w/<font color=red>Tt</font color> Tiger Orb chipset HSF
    Samsung 512MB PC2700 DDR333 Cas 2.5
    WD 40GB 7200rpm HDD
    Seagate 40GB 7200rpm HDD
    VisionTek G4 Ti4600 w/<font color=red>Tt</font color> G4 Copper VGA HSF & RAMsinks
    Using nVidia 42.68 Dets w/DX 9
    Samsung 16x DVD
    Lite-On 40X12X48 CD-RW
    Creative SB Live 5.1 X-Gamer
    Creative Inspire 5.1 Speakers
    <font color=red>Tt</font color> 420 watt PSU w/dual fans
    Viewsonic G810 21" CRT
    WinXP Pro Corp w/SP-1

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    Hmm since thats made for the intel chipset I guess I'd just have to paste the sucker on since it uses different connectors.

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    My bad, I was looking at a different post on another site and mixed them up. Sorry.
    <h6><font color=black>P4 2.53Mhz cooled by <a href="http://www.thermaltake.com/products/orbs/dragon478s.htm" target="_blank"><font color=green>TT P4 Dragon HSF</font></a>
    Asus P4PE 533Mhz fsb board w/<font color=red>Tt</font color> Tiger Orb chipset HSF
    Samsung 512MB PC2700 DDR333 Cas 2.5
    WD 40GB 7200rpm HDD
    Seagate 40GB 7200rpm HDD
    VisionTek G4 Ti4600 w/<font color=red>Tt</font color> G4 Copper VGA HSF & RAMsinks
    Using nVidia 42.68 Dets w/DX 9
    Samsung 16x DVD
    Lite-On 40X12X48 CD-RW
    Creative SB Live 5.1 X-Gamer
    Creative Inspire 5.1 Speakers
    <font color=red>Tt</font color> 420 watt PSU w/dual fans
    Viewsonic G810 21" CRT
    WinXP Pro Corp w/SP-1

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    Yo, Suicyco's rule......Mrfin..i have MSI Kt3 Ultra on my main
    PC.......and it came with chip set HS,one chip only,soooo, i
    took 2 Antec 40mm dblbb fans i had from a worthless pci slot
    cooler and screwed one in Northridge....and after afixing
    stock Mem HS from my Geforce4.........Screwed da other 2 the Southbridge.........both work most excellently........amazing
    what 1 can do with some otherwise worthless products & a lil
    ingenuity........:thumb: :shh: :wave:
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    I'm using the Zalman passive heatsink on my Northbridge, no fans to worry about.
    Tomac

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    If you like no noise cooling, like Tomac, but prefer blue :D
    try this review.http://www.ocmodshop.com/default.aspx?a=127

    It has me concidering one for my new A7N8X Dx.:cool:

    Currently using a ttBlu Orb on the N'bridge of a A7n266
    OZ 1(wife's)
    A7N266/PA/WOL, BluOrb on N'bridge
    1900+ w/Volcano 7 modded
    Crucial 512 PC2700 w/tt spreader
    VisionTek G3 Ti-200 w/BluOrb & sinks
    On Board Sound
    Maxter 7200 40Gig w/HDD Cooler
    52X CD-ROM
    TDK 40/16/48
    Generic Mid Tower
    w/Enerex EG365P-VE
    Envision 17" LCD
    Stock Settings
    Starting to Go (1.7)

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    Hey 3dboiler don't ya read ya PM's? :?:

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