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Chipset cooler for P5B DX?

post #1 of 6
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Hey
I was wondering if I could get some better overclocking by adding a chipset cooler to my P5B DX? I haven't set it up yet though.

Will it be better than stock cooling if any? I wanted to add a fanless chipset cooler from Zalman. Is it worth it? It's only $10. Does it help overclocking at all? And in which way?

I'm assuming it helps hit higher FSB's. But I'm not sure so though I'd ask.

Example: (One of the first 2)
http://www.directcanada.com/search/?kw=chipset%20cooler
post #2 of 6
If you can find the Swiftech MCX159-CU...I highly recommend it. My NB is cruising at 30C while doing dual folding jobs with a FSB of 1.6GHZ.
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it might help get a higher fsb, but obviosly only if it cools more than the stock cooler
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post #4 of 6
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I guess I'll try it with stock first. Then I'll have to see if I need something stronger
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Even though this thing comes with a pipe-design cooling system, the chipset in my P5B Deluxe gets very hot, I don't like it and maybe that's why I can't hit 500fsb on a 1:1 with a x7 multi nor x6.

Anyhow, I saw a report where some guy took the north-bridge cooler off and saw that the heat-sink was not making FULL contact with the north-bridge, it was only 3/4s of it, so I have my own speculations as to I may have that problem as well.........except I'm not doing anything about it, my CPU is at the max I want to run it.

But anything that can help reduce the heat from the north-bridge is good.
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Originally Posted by Nasgul View Post
Even though this thing comes with a pipe-design cooling system, the chipset in my P5B Deluxe gets very hot, I don't like it and maybe that's why I can't hit 500fsb on a 1:1 with a x7 multi nor x6.

Anyhow, I saw a report where some guy took the north-bridge cooler off and saw that the heat-sink was not making FULL contact with the north-bridge, it was only 3/4s of it, so I have my own speculations as to I may have that problem as well.........except I'm not doing anything about it, my CPU is at the max I want to run it.

But anything that can help reduce the heat from the north-bridge is good.
Are you running that on air? If I can get 500 fsb on air... lol no complaints

My goal is 7x430+. So if I break the 3 ghz barrier, it's good enough for me
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