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post #11 of 17
If you can manage it, get a Thermalright HR-05: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835109128

I have the HR-05 SLI flavor, and it works amazing. Absolutely flawless.
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The only problem with getting a northbridge/southbridge cooler is that the 8800gtx covers the southbridge. So if i were to take off the heatsink/heatpipe, and replace the northbridge with an aftermarket one, that would leave the southbridge without any heatsink.
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post #13 of 17
Use a HR-05 on the northbridge, and use one of those smaller, low-profile ones on the southbridge with thermal tape on it.
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post #14 of 17
Robilar what do you got holding that fan because i was thinking about donig to same thing tape?
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The armor has holes in the base plate (not sure what they are for but they are there) so i used a pair of black zip ties to mount the fan. Ghetto but works perfectly.
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post #16 of 17
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I lapped the CPU cooler today and moved a couple things around again, got the CPU temps down to 35-38 at idle, 45/50 at load using TAT with stock settings, not fantastic, but better. I think I'm going to order an aftermarket cooler from newegg as suggested. But I can't figure out the southbridge, I can't think of anything that will fit, most copper heatsinks are at least moderately high. As you can see in this pic, there is absolutely no clearance under the 8800gtx I would guess 1/4 of an inch at most, without measuring. I guess I'll get to browse newegg and see if i need anything else too



I think I'm going to get these for the southbridge, as they are only 6mm tall, I think the max clearance I have is about 8-10mm. Although, I'm trying to measure it out and see where/if the HR-05 will fit there as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835119061

For the northbridge I'm not too sure yet, the thermalright HR-05 looks good, and there are a couple others.

The only thing I'm concerned about is getting the mounted. I've never messed with changing the heatsinks on the north/southbridge, is it fairly straightforward, like put some screws/whatever in the holes that are there and it works? Or is it motherboard specific whether or not it will work?
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post #17 of 17
is it necessary to cool the south bridge that much?
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