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So, as many of us know, the DS3 has issues with Northbridge heat. Would I be better off getting a fan and attaching it ghetto-style, like I did for my passive and OCed video card, or should I get (and possibly lap) something like this:
http://www.xoxide.com/zalman-zm-nbf47.html
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putting a fan on it doesn't solve the problem. I have a 65cfm fan on it right now and it idles at 65 celsius. The heatsink is made out of aluminum which is not the right material for the design it has.
    
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Originally Posted by stormlobster View Post
putting a fan on it doesn't solve the problem. I have a 65cfm fan on it right now and it idles at 65 celsius. The heatsink is made out of aluminum which is not the right material for the design it has.
The chipset IDLES at 65 C?? I dont see how that's possible. My board has the same chipset and I haven't done anything to the cooler. It's passive and aluminum. Stock paste. My chipset is at 36 C right now... Folding on two cores..
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alright but are you running at 3.8 ghz?
    
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I have an 18" fan on it right now, and my idles are at 30C... House fan, side panel removed...
    
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