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Cooling the chipset?... 65C at Idle.

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I have this mobo... http://www.asrock.com/mb/intel/g41c-gs/ and at idle (no OS yet, just sitting at the BIOS setup screen) the Northbridge (?) heatsink is about 65C. It comes with a huge Passive heatsink that does not lend itself to mounting a fan on it.


What I do have is the Heatsink and fan from an old 3D Prophet 4500. It mounts on the mobo perfect, but I'm not sure it will provide enough cooling.




Thoughts?
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Grab a Noctua NF A4x10 40mm fan and stick it onto the north bridge heat sink using zip ties or blue tack. It should take around 10 - 15 c off your current temperatures.
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Point a case fan at it and it should work.  You may wan to try re applying TIM on the Northbridge chip too.  Or you could pull the fan out of that heatsink you have and stick it on. Worst case scenario it doesn't work and have to put the stock sink back on.

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The old CPU fan would dump enough air on it to keep it cool, but when I upgraded to a liquid cooler, it lost that airflow.

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Well the only thing I can think, if you don't have a small fan to Zip tie to the stock one is to take it off and try to see what happens. 

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I've use a wood screw to attach a fan to a heatsink before. Obviously, I did not go through it, just enough to secure the fan.

It's ghetto. But it works.
    
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Grab a Noctua NF A4x10 40mm fan and stick it onto the north bridge heat sink using zip ties or blue tack. It should take around 10 - 15 c off your current temperatures.

The fan you suggest is a 40mm fan. I have a couple of those already (pentium coolers and such). The Hercules fan is 45mm, so I figured I'd give it a try. It seems to be working. It's at 35C now. Big difference!

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