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ryoohki
01-28-05, 08:16 AM
My friend just got that motherboard , but the Northbrigde fan make noise like hell and run at 7200rpm according to the BIOS. He asked me if one of you guy use a remplacement heatsink or fan on it at least a fan with some kind of control.

I know i've change my NF7-S fan witch was doing a lot of with a Zalman Blue Heatsink and it work great

Dazz
01-29-05, 03:09 PM
Not sure i know my boards NB gets abit warm mind, not sure what it would be like with passive cooling.

Templar
01-31-05, 03:08 PM
www.zalman.co.kr

Check out their Northbridge, I'm using one of those now and it's stable, the NJ47. They're doing their own thermal tests and hopefully they'll be published soon.

Simon

SpeedDemon
01-31-05, 04:18 PM
I just ordered the Zalman NJ47 as well. I can't stand the noise from a small fan at 8.5k RPM's. Newegg has them for like $10 shipped.

SpeedDemon
02-03-05, 11:11 AM
I just got it installed, I had to take the motherboard out though to clip the pushpins on the back, talk about a PITA!

http://students.washington.edu/amarks/images/sli/6.jpg

http://students.washington.edu/amarks/images/sli/3.jpg

saturnotaku
02-03-05, 12:27 PM
Speed, did you make any modifications to the cooling fans of your 6600 GT cards? Those heatsinks don't look like the designs I've seen on MSI and Newegg's sites.

jAkUp
02-03-05, 12:59 PM
I dunno if that is a good idea.. the fan is there for a reason, trust me they would not put an 8K RPM fan for nothing. I hate the noise also though.

Well, let us know if you have any stabality issues.