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post #1 of 12
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Is the Swiftech MCX159 Northbridge Cooler the best I can get in < 20 dba coolers for my northbridge chip ?

it's 18 dba .. I like that. I can't find any other that are under 20 dba ..
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post #2 of 12
yeah... I would say so if you can't find any others that quiet... if theres only one choice it should be easy to make lol
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post #3 of 12
Well this one is good

AKASA: http://www.thecoolingshop.com/produc...oducts_id/1372

I know you can purchase from this iste but its just a reccomendation

Zalman for a complete silent reccomendation : http://www.xoxide.com/zachco.html
post #4 of 12
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What I dislike about the Zalman cooler is that I want to be sure that it's enough .. even if I overclock ..
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Radwen
What I dislike about the Zalman cooler is that I want to be sure that it's enough .. even if I overclock ..
Trust me both the coolers ive shown are very good coolers and your Northbridge wont get hot. During an oc your northbridge temps will not rise something stupid..Yes they will rise but nothing threatening and these coolers will do just fine.
post #6 of 12
Yeah... I put an old video card fan on my NB and it keeps it at least as cool as it was without the fan before I started overclocking.
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post #7 of 12
use this and this together and it will cool plenty good and be quiet...
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post #8 of 12
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I don't have the mounting holes on my mobo for the zalman passive cooler.
At least it doesn't look like it.
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post #9 of 12
Actually, I've seen a lot of people on the web make custom northbridge solutions using old CPU heatsinks. The most common ones are the XP heatsinks that came with the CPU.
post #10 of 12
I have that zalman heatsink on my Asus A8N-SLI deluxe board and it works great. I put a little evercool 40mm fan on it just to make sure it's good. (attached w/ 2 rubberbands) The only probl is that I can't use nvsilencers w/ that cooler
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