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Currently, im thinking of replacing my stock NB heatsink with a fan cooled one. The stock is about 3x3x3cm with large fins. The fan cooled heatsink i have is the standard old graphics card cooler - very flat, with hardly any fins and a 40mm fan on top. Since I have a desktop case (for the amd) theres hardly, or no airflow in my case, so the NB heatsink get pretty hot. Will the tiny fan cooled heatsink provide enough cooling?<br><br><br><br>
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An active fan is better than what you have on your mobo. I've seen some pictures and your NB heatsink is really tiny. One question thow, do you have a place to connect the fan on the mobo or are you gonna connect it through a molex? If through a molex pay attention to connect properly the wires, not to link a 5V fan on a 12V rail because it can get toasted.
 

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Can you rig the fan on to the default heatsink <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile">
 

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There is supposed to be a fan connector on the MB for a NB fan they excluded it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Frown"> So im planing to make a splitter for the CPU HS connector.<br><br>
"If through a molex pay attention to connect properly the wires, not to link a 5V fan on a 12V rail because it can get toasted."<br><br>
lol i did that once <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick out tounge caps"> Freaked the crap out me - a small bang, smoke and the psu turned off<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Smile"><br><br>
PS If im not supposed to say "crap", sorry....
 

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i doubt that i can make an extension form the CPU HS because there is a cap in the way....
 

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Fans are noisy.<br />
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Zalman do a passive northbridge cooler you might want to look at - it has very long fins.
 
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