View Full Version : Good northbridge cooler for 7njs?
04-16-04, 01:43 PM
i need some suggestions on a good northbridge cooler. i'm thinking of getting a 2500+ mobile for my chaintech 7njs. once i get new ram i want to oc it to 200mhz, but most 7njs (nonultra) require a simple voltmod to the northbridge to help it out a bit. i need to find a good cooler for my northbridge, however it may be a tight fit, as theres capacitors around it and its close to the CPU socket. also, i'm using an alpha pal8045 heatsink so it hangs out a bit over the socket. so i'm assuming whatever heatsink/cooler setup i find must be of the same size. check out the image.
The HS looks smaller then most HS for boards, you might try to get a 40mm fan and take the top off the HS and screw in the fan.
04-16-04, 07:47 PM
i was planning on replacing the whole thing. i saw a swiftech setup for videochipsets that may work, i'm not sure how it will fit though.
It might even be the HS is bigger then normal so the mounting holes at part of the base.
04-18-04, 03:53 PM
that chipset actually does have a fan on it, its hard to see though because of the design they put on top. i'm looking at zalman passive heatsink but i dont know if i would trust a chipset without a fan on top of it. i found a swiftech MCX159A that looks pretty good, but its upwards of $35 just for a chipset cooler.
zalman = moderate cooling a low noise, swiftech = Excellent cooling at high noise.
Having that said my nF2 boards has passive only.
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