Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › CPU/Northbridge cooling on A7N8X-E Deluxe
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

CPU/Northbridge cooling on A7N8X-E Deluxe

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
So I have a Microcool Northpole Northbridge cooler on my mobo, and currently use a CoolerMaster Aero 7 Lite on my CPU. The Aero 7 Lite is a sufficient cooler, albeit not as good as I'd like to have. Unfortunately, on the A7N8X-E Deluxe mobo the CPU and northbridge are too close, to the point that I had to bust out my Dremel to cut away part of the Aero 7 Lite casing so that both my coolers would fit side-by-side. So, does anyone have any clue as to what CPU cooling upgrade I could make that will not interfere with my northbridge cooler? I can't spend too much money, so liquid cooling is currently out of the question, but I can still go up to maybe $70... and I want a noticeable upgrade in cooling for it to be worth my time and money to do the upgrade. Anyone have any ideas...? I know this is a very specific and potentially unique situation (at least for this forum), so I'm crossing my fingers that someone out there by chance has some insight on the matter... And my AMD 3000+ CPU is currently overclocked from 2100MHz to 2200MHz, and gets up to, but not beyond 44C (to my knowledge) with the Aero 7 Lite.

Thanks for any future help!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 Foxconn Destroyer SLI EVGA GTX 295's (x2) 4x 2gb Geil EVO ONE DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x WD6400AAKS RAID-0 Vista Home Premium x64 25.5" LG W2600H-PF Enermax Revolution+85 1050W 
Case
Thermaltake Mozart TX 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 Foxconn Destroyer SLI EVGA GTX 295's (x2) 4x 2gb Geil EVO ONE DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x WD6400AAKS RAID-0 Vista Home Premium x64 25.5" LG W2600H-PF Enermax Revolution+85 1050W 
Case
Thermaltake Mozart TX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #2 of 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by oneluvballer21
So I have a Microcool Northpole Northbridge cooler on my mobo, and currently use a CoolerMaster Aero 7 Lite on my CPU. The Aero 7 Lite is a sufficient cooler, albeit not as good as I'd like to have. Unfortunately, on the A7N8X-E Deluxe mobo the CPU and northbridge are too close, to the point that I had to bust out my Dremel to cut away part of the Aero 7 Lite casing so that both my coolers would fit side-by-side. So, does anyone have any clue as to what CPU cooling upgrade I could make that will not interfere with my northbridge cooler? I can't spend too much money, so liquid cooling is currently out of the question, but I can still go up to maybe $70... and I want a noticeable upgrade in cooling for it to be worth my time and money to do the upgrade. Anyone have any ideas...? I know this is a very specific and potentially unique situation (at least for this forum), so I'm crossing my fingers that someone out there by chance has some insight on the matter... And my AMD 3000+ CPU is currently overclocked from 2100MHz to 2200MHz, and gets up to, but not beyond 44C (to my knowledge) with the Aero 7 Lite.

Thanks for any future help!
err does anyone else care lol

i gave up half way though

loll
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD64 4000+ San Diego Asus A8N-SLI Windows XP Pro pirated Dell 24" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Cordless MX Ultra X-Finty 600W SLi TTArmor Series Logitech Lazer MX 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardOSMonitor
AMD64 4000+ San Diego Asus A8N-SLI Windows XP Pro pirated Dell 24" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Cordless MX Ultra X-Finty 600W SLi TTArmor Series Logitech Lazer MX 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I care... if I don't get better cooling I'm potentially limited in my CPU overclocking. And because of the nature of the use of my computer, I want to keep my northbridge cooled. Thanks for the help though. (Note sarcasm.)

Does anyone else have enough experience to help??
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 Foxconn Destroyer SLI EVGA GTX 295's (x2) 4x 2gb Geil EVO ONE DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x WD6400AAKS RAID-0 Vista Home Premium x64 25.5" LG W2600H-PF Enermax Revolution+85 1050W 
Case
Thermaltake Mozart TX 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 940 Foxconn Destroyer SLI EVGA GTX 295's (x2) 4x 2gb Geil EVO ONE DDR2-800 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
2x WD6400AAKS RAID-0 Vista Home Premium x64 25.5" LG W2600H-PF Enermax Revolution+85 1050W 
Case
Thermaltake Mozart TX 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: AMD Motherboards
Overclock.net › Forums › AMD › AMD Motherboards › CPU/Northbridge cooling on A7N8X-E Deluxe