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Alright.....i expectedt his to happen, so i'm not worried, but i need to get a chipset cooler for my bro's mobo. What one should we get? I never had to get one cause i w/c'ed mine right after i got my computer, so this is unfamiliar territorry to me. I would also like to get it @ a local store because i'm going to disneyworld next week, and i wouldn't be here to get the package.
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y dont u just remove the existing chipset cooler, clean it and apply AS5. that should by itself reduce the temps for u. and u can possibly just have a fan blowing along it to reduce the temps further...
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Because there is no sink under the chipset fan. Just a fan sitting there. He's been having random restarts, and the chipset temp hit 48C yesterday....i really would like to get some sort of sink to put on it, but thanks for the info.
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Try the Zalman NB47J - a passive one and works very well.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ncsa
Try the Zalman NB47J - a passive one and works very well.
Or the Thermalright NB-1
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I picked up a passive coolermaster. I'm gonna put an old socket A fan on top of it just in case cause i don;t trust passive cooling for anything.
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post #7 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by HardwaterH4ck3r
I picked up a passive coolermaster. I'm gonna put an old socket A fan on top of it just in case cause i don;t trust passive cooling for anything.
Cool. Good Job man.
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Dang, that thing was a bear to put in...for some reason it seemed worse than putting the maze 4 into mine....maybe because i had my mobo out of the case when i did mine, but my bro's case is so dang small.....and i hate taking the mobo out caus eit means i have to take the psu out and the cd drives.....oh well, @ least it's done now
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Quote:
Originally Posted by HardwaterH4ck3r
Dang, that thing was a bear to put in...for some reason it seemed worse than putting the maze 4 into mine....maybe because i had my mobo out of the case when i did mine, but my bro's case is so dang small.....and i hate taking the mobo out caus eit means i have to take the psu out and the cd drives.....oh well, @ least it's done now
Good Jobby

What temps are you getting now?
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