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HI. I have a P5N-E SLI and the southbridge is naked. Do i need a southbridge cooler for it? Does it run that hot to the extent i need a southbridge cooler? Its not i want it, it whether it is needed. Thanks.
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They are fine unless you OC the cpu then they tend to get a bit warm.
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post #4 of 21
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Okay. I don't overclock my rig. Not yet anyway. Should i or should i not? Because i have a Socket A rig where some parts of the southbridge "chipped" due to excessive heat. But i used to overclock that baby. Is a southbridge required? Thanks.
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post #5 of 21
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Okay. I don't overclock my rig. Not yet anyway. Should i or should i not? Because i have a Socket A rig where some parts of the southbridge "chipped" due to excessive heat. But i used to overclock that baby. Is a southbridge required? Thanks.
nb/sb coolers arn't that expensive. . . I say go for it
 
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post #6 of 21
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But i the types that are just "pushpin". I have no time to remove my whole mobo to mount the sb heatisnk. Any recommendations for "pushpin" sb/nb coolers?
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post #7 of 21
Here is the one I used on the P5N-E SLI. You will not have to remove the motherboard for this one. But you will need a dremel tool to elongate the mounting holes on the cooler ever so slightly. Other then that, it is a perfect fit.
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post #8 of 21
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Is it okay if i mount the sb cooler when it is vertical? I'm too lazy to put it on its side. No hard done if i do it carefully right?
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post #9 of 21
Get a chipset cooler from Akasa, like the Akasa ak-210 and that just sticks onto the southbridge and then just plug the fan in.
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post #10 of 21
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Sticks on it with thermal tape?
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