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I thought I had it all : money, fame, an HR-05, an Enzotech SB passive cooler and mosfet heatsinks.

Here is stock cooling:




But no, it seems I'm missing something. That little thing on the right. What are you, oh little thing on the right?






Not only that, but how can I get the HR-05 on the NB? The holes aren't aligned properly

Edit: OH NOES! has me bought all that expensive (just under 100$) aftermarket cooling for nothing???
Edited by Adrienspawn - 5/16/08 at 5:10pm
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post #2 of 16
that would be the nForce 200 that nvidia added to gain PCI-E 2.0
to get the HR-05 to fit i think you will need a custom mount
post #3 of 16
Yep, the HR-05 wasn't made for that. The only aftermarket cooling for 780i boards are waterblocks right now. I heard from a buddy at thermalright that they are currently working on a heatsink for the 780i nb and nforce chip though. No idea on the ETA.
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What kind of fan do you have mounted on the southbride heatsink? And did you "bend" the Nvidia logo over? Mine doesn't go that way lol.
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What kind of fan do you have mounted on the southbride heatsink? And did you "bend" the Nvidia logo over? Mine doesn't go that way lol.
I think you mean northbridge, and it's a 60mm fan I picked up among other at an electronics store. I tested them all and found that one to have the best noise-aiflow ratio. lowered NB temps by about 5C, which is a lot considering that it's also a lot less loud.

Oh and for the logo, I guess they just print it on any which way. I think yours is wierd not mine lol.

EDIT:

I guess my new question Is how can I cool the nforce200, and how can I get an HR-05 on there?

Would some enzotech mosfets be enough to cool the Nforce? I doubt it.
Edited by Adrienspawn - 5/16/08 at 5:11pm
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how did you know what the specific northbridge temp was? did you have a temp sensor probe?
    
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how did you know what the specific northbridge temp was? did you have a temp sensor probe?
Its in my BIOS, under System Monitor
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Everest also checks all temp sensors for those who don't want to check from bios when testing.
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so the onboard sensor is located near the northbridge?
    
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will the hr-05 fit on the SB? i just bought one 2 days ago figuring it would but now im not so sure.
   
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