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ATi
02-17-08, 09:26 AM
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:

stncttr908
02-17-08, 10:14 AM
No, you shouldn't absolutely need it.

Muppet
02-18-08, 12:20 AM
It helps if you are going to put more volts into the North and Southbridge.

Amuro
02-18-08, 02:54 AM
the fan is optional, but you'll probably need it if you OC your CPU. The 780i northbridge MCH is running hot.

Revs
02-18-08, 03:05 AM
It also depends on whether your CPU fan is blowing on them. I would cool the NB for sure, though.

jeffmd
02-18-08, 03:36 PM
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.

Dazz
02-19-08, 05:03 PM
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.

ATi
02-19-08, 06:08 PM
seems fine but im too lazy ill just wait .......when i get a new heatsink for my cpu thanks for all the replys!:)