Our test system is based on an Asus A8N SLI Premium, the standard chipset cooling of this nForce4 motherboard is already quite good, it’s a passive solution based on a long heat pipe which transfers heat from the hot chipset to a heatsink near the CPU area.
The Asus cooling:
A bit of pushing of pins later:
Since the core of the chipset is unprotected, we put the protective square cushion on there:
The original chipset cooling used push-pins, so does the new NC-U 6, so it’s very plug and play; you screw the bracket with push pins in place:
Apply some thermal paste on the Chipset core and line up the pins with the holes around the socket, making sure the heatsink sits correctly in the middle of the chipset:
When that is done, you push down the pins, and you’re done: