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Thanks, so much to everybody who helped!

I am going to order the Zalman right now.
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Thanks, so much to everybody who helped!

I am going to order the Zalman right now.
No problem! Enjoy!
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post #23 of 33
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UPDATE: I recieved the afore mentioned Zalman today. It DOES NOT work with all hook/loop setups. In my mis-adventures, I have found that if the loops are at a 45 (or so) degree angle from the chipset, this will not work.

I will keep trying, but for the first 45 minutes, nothing doing.......

(I will also take suggestions )
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post #24 of 33
glue?

lol well you could try some sort of a hackjob with some thermal adhesive? I don't know ^_^
    
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eh... thermal adhesive is scarry
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post #26 of 33
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eh... thermal adhesive is scarry
Why, if i may ask, do you need a northbridge heatsink? Did you break your's?
    
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The fan went bad... it just happens......
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ECS boards are notorious for dead fans... and pretty much broken everything else.
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post #29 of 33
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The fan went bad... it just happens......
If the fan just died can you remove the fan itself from the heatsink and just have a 80mm above the HS blowing on it or PIII fan (20-30mm?) zip tied to the heatsink arms to cool it off.
    
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post #30 of 33
Son of a....

Ok im trying to think of how to make it work. The only problem is that the loops are at a 45 and not parallel to the NB. When you set the cooler on the NB, can you eye ball to see how much room is left between the hooks and loops? Would it be possible to bend the hooks, or, the loops to make it work? I dust dont see how there cant be an easy fix to this.

And if there is NO way around it... then im betting there is NO replacememnt coolers for this type NB chip.

Like i said, play with the hooks... mount them backwards or something, see if you can just make a simple bend to fix it. There is nothing to loose now, you already paid for the cooler... just be glad you didnt buy the $30 swiftech!

EDIT!:
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Ok, just thought of a way that i think will make it work. Get a paper clip and cut a small piece off of it, bend it into the shape of the hook on the motherboard, well it can be completely raound... But make it the same size or smaller. But when you bed theese new loops, bend it over the loops on the mobo, sort like a metal chain. This will set the angle of the loop back to "normal". Then on the hooks from the NB cooler, there is a slight bend in them from factory, you will need to bend it a little further, so that it will apply pressure with the now taller loop holes on the mother board.

Hope you could follow all that... If you didnt understand it... IM me on aim or just pm me... or have someone else PM me ..lol

I hope i helped fix this small problem, i feel a little guilty because i told you that it would work on your mobo, but it didnt...(at first)
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