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Quick question

I was wondering for this mobo is the north and south bridges the same chip?


Also I bought the vantec cooper vga cooler and it came with 2 other small passive heatsinks with the heatsink with fan. what could i use it on....

the 2 sizes are 27x27x6mm and 37x37x6mm
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Yeh, looks like the NB and SB are under one IHS,

Those additional heatsinks could be for vrm or memory, but if it were for memory, then you are probably missing a few.
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well my RAM has "built-in" heat sinks or is it some other memory your talking about and wahts vrm?

How much paste do i need when i apply it and should i lap the vga cooler, the bottom is shiny... or doesnt matter much?
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well my RAM has "built-in" heat sinks or is it some other memory your talking about and wahts vrm?

How much paste do i need when i apply it and should i lap the vga cooler, the bottom is shiny... or doesnt matter much?
There shouldn't be any need to lap a chipset cooler; if you absolutely need to know if you must lap yours, check it for flatness against a perfectly flat surface (a pane of glass, or an engineering-grade metal straightedge is good for this purpose).

As far as amount of TIM is concerned, as with CPUs or GPUs, use "enough." Too much or too little are both bad. If you've got lots of TIM on hand, you can experiment by dabbing a small dot on the chipset chip, then trial-mounting the chipset cooler and checking for the spread of the TIM on both surfaces. If the spread is nice and thorough without any spillage off of the chip, you're good to go.

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