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post #1 of 23
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Well my rig is pretty quite except for the northbridge on my mobo.
Im just wondering if theres a way to quite it down without getting a new one.
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post #2 of 23
The best solution is to get a new one since stock fans are rather lame. But since you don't want to do that, try controlling it in the BIOS. Most new motherboards let you control fans by temperature. Set it to kicks in only when the chipset temp. reaches 50-55*C (nforce chips can take up to 75*C). The motherboard will undervolt the fan so it spins less and creates less noise. Nforce chips don't heat up that much to really worry about it (provided you have good airflow inside your case).
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post #3 of 23
Remove it and use a passive heatsink.
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post #4 of 23
isnt a northbridge fan the cpu fan?
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post #5 of 23
No, it cools the chipset.
post #6 of 23
hmm i dunno if my mobo has one.

does it effect OC'ing?
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post #7 of 23
Its Usually Best to have a fan on the Chipset Heatsink to keep it kooler i would just get a new one of them its your Best bet.
post #8 of 23
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mm kay... i tried unplugging the fan<retarted idea dont do it> and the heatsink was HOT HOT HOT!. Meybe you guys could fine me the best heatsink for my northbridge.
preferebly @ www.newegg.com
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post #9 of 23
I think that this oneis compatatable.
post #10 of 23
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Originally Posted by teh_kurby
mm kay... i tried unplugging the fan<retarted idea dont do it> and the heatsink was HOT HOT HOT!. Meybe you guys could fine me the best heatsink for my northbridge.
preferebly @ www.newegg.com
For an active heatsink & fan combination..here

or for a passive heatsink..here
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