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Need to add fan, but no space! Help needed!

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Hi.

I own a Gigabyte GA-870A-UD3 motherboard.

This motherboard has no heatsinks on the MOSFETs but I have added an Enzotech MST-88 to the MOSFETs, to cool them off a bit.

However, under Prime95 the Heatsink that I added is hot as hell. I almost got a blister for holding my finger there for a couple of seconds.


Now, I'd like to add a fan on the heatsink so that they would cool down a bit. However, Ive got a problem.

I own a Noctua NH-D14 which is almost covering a part of the heatsink, so having a fan on the Heatsink that I added to the MOSFET's wouldnt be too easy to pull off.

Anyone got any idea how to perform this? I can't fit a fan between the space of the heatsink and NH-D14 but I'd really like to cool the MOSFETs down because my PC restarts when I run Intel Burn Test and I think the MOSFETs may be causing the Reboot of my PC.


Here is a demonstrative picture. It's not mine but just for showing.

The Yellow Bars is the Heatsink, I drew them myself! They are supposed to be the heatsink I've got.

The red box indicates where the heatsink is located.

The red arrow indicates where i would like to put a fan but can't due to no space.





So you got any idea how to cool them down?

Thanks in advance!
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i guess you could grind down the mosfet cooler.
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Look at my build log put your fan there,Use double sided sticky tape to mount it.It's the fan off the stock heatsink if it wont fit they make smaller fans.

Put double sided sticky tape on the yellow dot, put the fan in the green,You shold be gtg

Edited by solar0987 - 3/10/11 at 4:16pm
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This might not work but a case mod with a 60 mm fan behing the mouse and keyboard hook up you could drill homes in the case and mount a high flow 60mm fan to the case to pull in cool air and blow it on the heated area? Just a thought
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Look at my build log put your fan there,Use double sided sticky tape to mount it.It's the fan off the stock heatsink if it wont fit they make smaller fans.
Thanks all.

But I cannot fit a fan because the space between the heatsink and coolers is really small.

I guess I could shorten down the Heatsink. Would it still be able to transfer the same ammount of heat?
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Thanks all.

But I cannot fit a fan because the space between the heatsink and coolers is really small.

I guess I could shorten down the Heatsink. Would it still be able to transfer the same ammount of heat?
The fan will dissapate any heat it makes They make really small fans also,You can buy them at radioshack there unwired but wiring them is really easy
http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2102824 is the link it will fit anywhere you could also use more than 1
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