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Adding a heatsink

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Hy guys,
This is my board.
Now my Northbridge ((i think)) has a heatsink on it.
Now if you notice my Southbridge ((i think)) does not have heatsink.

I get those 2 mixed up.

Can i add one to it?
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I would say, don't bother, the ICH5 does not run hot. But if you still want one, you're going to have to get one that glues onto it, as I think there are no holes for some kind of pin to hold the heat-sink down.

The heatsink in the south bridge of my mobo has a low profile and when I touch the heat-sink is slightly warm, perhaps 2c-3c above room temperature.
post #3 of 5
You are correct about the NB and SB locations. I've never really noticed any heat issues with my SB, though I don't really push it overly hard. If you do notice your SB getting overly hot, you can certainly add a HS relatively inexpensively. There are several good thermal adhesives on the market that will serve this purpose well.
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Thats good to here from both of you. Just looking for more cooling options.

Thank guys
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post #5 of 5
Yeah, there are a bunch of "universal" passive heatsinks that you can attach....Arctic Silver makes an adhesive too.



I actually wonder, someone posted about how they used the VGA heatsink and fan off an old AGP video card to cool down a hard drive, I wonder if you have the room to try that on your southbridge?

Sure, it would be overkill, but it would look cool
especially if the fan was an LED......


Actually, I have an old AGP card that's dead........I wonder if I have the room
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