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  1. eviljohn2

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    The fan on my Northbridge (Asus A7M266 mobo) has started to make an awful racket so I'm in the business of replacing it with something quiet.

    I know that Zalman have their blue chipset cooler available but I've got an old spare heatsink that I could attach with conductive glue in place of the fan. Is it going to be cool enough? I would guess so as the heatsink is an old one from the days when processors didn't need fans and just had big black hedgehogs. :)

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    Also, does anyone have any spare thermal epoxy? :clown:
     
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    I reckon you should get a fan, you could probably get away with it on anything other than the CPU.

    I bought an Arctic fan for about £6 last month, and it's doing the job nicely. I've got the thermal silicon paste tube here if you want it, but if you buy a fan you'll get some anyway!
     
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    But I'm not planning to use it over the CPU, just the Northbridge chipset on the board.

    Although if it goes well I could be tempted to do the same on my noisy graphics card. :)
     
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    Ah! Misunderstood.

    I ditched the fan on my old graphics card as it was making a racket, and not had any problems, although I do not play games on my PC to push it hard. Possible then that you might be able to get awat with a good heatsink.

    Would you still like the small tube of thermal paste?
     
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    Not to worry, I'll definitely give it a go on the Northbridge then.

    If the paste is adhesive then I'll take it please but just normal grease clearly won't hold a heatsink on by itself. :)
     
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    Sorry, not adhesive.
     
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    For those that are interested I've replaced my Northbridge HSF unit with a much larger heatsink (from an old P200 HSF) attached by thermal conductive tape and it's running several degrees cooler and much, much quieter. Thoroughly recommended for anyone with spare heatsinks lying around. :)
     

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