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Northbridge cooling for AW9D-Max

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  1. JrRacinFan

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    Yup, starting to have overheating on my northbridge. Guys think this or a Thermalright HR-05 would fit with my Scythe Ninja?

    Does anyone have a Thermalright HR-05 that they are not using and wouldnt mind selling it?

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    I've got the Noctua NC-U6. It's passive but, although it doesn't have fan support, that doesn't mean you can't add one to it. If only my P5K-SE supported NB temp monitoring, i could tell you the difference between the original and the new one.
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    Hmmmm, think it would fit HTC?
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    I wonder if I get one if I could fit a slim 120mm in between it and the scythe. Hmmmm ...

    PM me with your locale and maybe some heatware or ebay feedback. I may just go ahead and buy it off you depending on condition.
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    Don't think so: the fin's height is only 66.1 mm.
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    I can look around for something but probably nothing that small to be worth it. I wonder .....
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    fonsan (delta) makes a great little 40mm x 20mm fan heres the part #DFB0412H

    i picked up a couple of them for $3.99 at a local surplus store ;)

    :toast:
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    @htc
    According to those pics that from what I can see it will be tight but will fit.

    @intel
    If I do go just the fan route, should I mount the fan on the top or the bottom side closes to the video card blowing the "fins"?
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    you do realize you will have to "cut" the pipe to remove the NB cooler?

    Ketxx says he chopped his and put a fan type cooler on his. Personally it never really overheated on me, but I have really good case ventilation.
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    It can be rotated up to 120ยบ in order to evade compatibility issues.
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    @sneeky
    Or replace all thats included with the pipes. Which I am willing to do.
    would you consider 45-48C idle too hot?

    @htc
    thanks again

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    You're welcome.

    Here's a pic of the "manual":

    http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k145/HTC1325/img002.jpg

    Btw: won't replacing all that's included with the pipes, or even some of it, void the warranty? I ask because i'm thinking of getting a rampage formula, when i have the cash for it later on, and it has lots of pipes too.
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    PWM is the temp of the 4 phase chips that power the CPU IIRC.

    @HTC...it will most certainly void the warranty!
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    @htc
    Bought it from sneekypeet. Warranty is a non-issue at this point.

    @peet
    So what would it mean then, I can touch the northbridge it feels very warm to me. Like little warmer than a hot cup of coffee so to speak.

    EDIT: Warranty? You mean its still good on it? Its transferrable?
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    I see, hehe. And if it were a new one, would warranty be voided?

    EDIT

    Nvm.
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    I agree the NB is hot on that mobo, but if anything it would be a system temp or mobo temp.

    Warranty...i never registered it...take that how you want to!!!!!!
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    So really, it's normal then? Hmmm ...
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    well the TIM could have degraded and its getting hotter than I had it here!!!!
    May want to start off just replacing the TIM as suggested and see where that leaves ya!
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    doesnt really matter as long as its getting air

    ive got that little fan screwed into the top of my N/B

    :toast:
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    Once, i had an Asus motherboard and, when i bought a 56 external modem (yeah: that long ago ...), i found out it wasn't detected. After a while, i found out the problem: the COM 2 port was damaged which meant that i could either use the mouse or the modem, but not both.
    I was lucky because i found this problem 1 week before the end of the warranty so i took it to the store i bought it from right away and it was fix @ no charge.
    A few years back, i had a 9700 PowerColor video board and i had the distinct bad luck of it getting corrupt memory 1 month after the warranty was over ...
    Back then, the warranty was of 1 year only.
    Warranty has it's perks, i believe.
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    Gotcha, I got some ceramique and cheap Dynex silver (BestBuy), which should I use?

    @htc

    Really not worried about any warranty, if I need a new board I will just buy a new one.
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    ceramique FTW!
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