DBEAU wrote Has anybody attached a fan or some other form of active cooling to the northbridge on the Gigabyte X58A-UD3R? ...the northbridge cooler is very hot to touch.
Originally Posted by freakb18c1
ud3r has a very warm NB.. you can remove the blue plate and attach a 70mm or 80mm fan to it like this.
Well seriously years later now. I've just noticed how hot the blue NB plate is. The CPU heat sink was not as warm, but warm, with just rear exhaust on. It cooled right down with the push fan on as well. But NB still hot. I can't fit a fan over the NB as freakb18c1 showed because of my CPU heat sink and fan. I've been thinking about positioning a fan 90 degrees to the mobo pointing to the rear so it would blow over the GPU. Maybe I can position it to blow over the NB (under the blue plate) as well. It I do that then it won't blow over both GPUs. Maybe a 120mm over both GPUs and a small fan pointed right at NB. Just thinking out loud.I could buy or fabricate a bracket that uses the unused pci-e slot to support the NB fan. And any number of options to support the larger GPUs fan.
I see the discussion about actual temps. Anybody notice an actual performance difference with and without additional NB cooling?