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What would be a good aftermarket NB cooler for this board? The NB gets really, really hot, and evidently it wasn't working right after I bumped the voltage up s'more on it as the HD w/ Windows in it wasn't working for a bit.
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What would be a good aftermarket NB cooler for this board?
First try replacing the thermal paste with AS5 (make sure it gets a good spread) and perhaps adding a fan... if that doesn't do the trick, look into Thermalright's HR-05 IFX (SLI/IFX version if you need it to bend out of the way)

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IMO, that thing is overpriced due to the gimmicky water cooling potential... the 1200MHz is nice, but for $45shipped and no MIR hassle, you could get a 2x2GB kit of DDR2-1000!
Edited by killa_concept - 12/22/08 at 5:17am
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What would be a good aftermarket NB cooler for this board? The NB gets really, really hot, and evidently it wasn't working right after I bumped the voltage up s'more on it as the HD w/ Windows in it wasn't working for a bit.
And...
Good Memory to buy?
According to Thermalright, none of their NB/SLI heatsinks will fit onto 790FX-M2RS northbridge (I asked them ), and we know why... cuz all the bunch of transistors around it...

I found out that simply by placing a 40mm fan on top of the NB heatsink reduces temps really good, up to 15oC lower... Looks like this on mine:


It lowered my temps (during the summer 2008 ) from 57oC to 42-44oC!!!
If you dont like the solution like this you can always try something like this...

Coolermaster Blue Ice


or maybe

Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II


They are both supposed to fit the M2RS, but dont take my word for it. I personally wanted to by TT Spirit II, but it just wouldnt fit under my HR-01 Plus heatsink...

I would try a 40mm fan on it, and see how it goes... And i would probably get even lower temps if i had a shroud around the fan blades, but still dont feel like changing the fan...

Cheers mate...

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I would get 2x2gb of OCZ XTC memory (something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227270) cuz they OC pretty good, while running really cool, and as a plus they have extended OC warranty up to 2.2V... which means u can OC to 2.2V without loosing your lifetime (10 yrs) warranty... OCZ memory rocks, i regret selling my 2x1gb kit and getting 2x2gb GEIL ones, which run really hot compared to OCZ's i used to have (even when i underclock them to 800mhz they run hotter than my OCZ 800mhz ones)

This one looks like a winner if you really need 1066mhz RAM (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227298) if not... try these (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227139) they OWN! The latter ones run at default 1.85V, and you can go to 2.1V without voiding the warranty!!! If you need 4gb's get 4x1GB easy!
Edited by miloshs - 12/22/08 at 6:15pm
    
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