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My DFI's NB fan is making this horrible grinding noise, and load temperatures (at all stock settings) reaches upwards of 60 degrees Celsius! Now if you're familiar with this boards layout, you'll see that the northbridge rests directly underneath the graphics card.



Could you guys link me to some good NB cooling solutions, that don't take up a lot of space?
    
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Some aftermarket GPU coolers will work. You just have to find one that will not sit too high. DFI made a mistake putting it right under the graphics card.
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post #3 of 14
you can swap it out with a Vantec or Evercool VGA cooler. they're pretty commonly used chipset coolers and should fit just fine under the video cards

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...9080&Tpk=vc-re

I got this one because its fairly cheap, and is a similar profile to the stock one, so it clears crossfired cards. But beware, I have already had to replace it once (doing the exact same grinding)
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post #5 of 14
This is probably your best bet, as it is the same height as stock cooler, and won't interfere with long graphic cards.

Blue Orbit

If you want high-end cooling for the chipset though, a Thermalright HR-05-SLI is the best option.
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Sweet, I'm gonna order one now. Hopefully it doesn't take 9 days to ship like my last order.
    
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The Evercool is recommended by DFI, but if you've got more money then the HR-05-SLI is a better bet
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Wow, lots of quick responses! This is the overclock.net I'm used to remembering
    
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post #9 of 14
i would go for the evercool... it is nearly silent at max fan speed, cools very well, and has nice blue and red led lights in the fan so it looks nice aswell

they are pretty cheap too - so try and pick one up
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Actually after I lapped my heatsink I'm getting 42c load speeds on it with full tilt... not too bad
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