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I forgot to put that little chipset fan on the chipset will this be a problem? my case temp is cool and i got a 120mm fan on the side so do i realy need that little fan?:headexplode:
02-17-08, 10:14 AM
No, you shouldn't absolutely need it.
It helps if you are going to put more volts into the North and Southbridge.
the fan is optional, but you'll probably need it if you OC your CPU. The 780i northbridge MCH is running hot.
It also depends on whether your CPU fan is blowing on them. I would cool the NB for sure, though.
if you have a traditional block or orb heatsink, then it is probably moving air over the north bridge. if you are using a heatsink that uses heatpipes to pump heat to fins that are elevated quite a bit above the cpu, then you will most likely need to install the fan.
If you start getting crashes..slap on the fan. You don't even need to run it fast.. just %50, not much noise at all.
I would recommend that you use the fan, as it's a 680i board with the added PCI-E 2.0 chip it gets even hotter then the 680i.
seems fine but im too lazy ill just wait .......when i get a new heatsink for my cpu thanks for all the replys!:)
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