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Old 14th November 2005, 19:17   #1
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I plan on removing the northbridge fan on my MSI K8N SLI Platinum, and putting on a Zalman ZM-NB47J heatsink instead. Does anyone have experience with it ? Any good ?

Other suggestions are welcome. Descom doesn't have anything else, but a shop in Gent or Leuven is also good. Not too expensive please.

Edit: maybe not such a good idea. I won't be able to put in a second graphics card anymore. That sucks.
 
Old 14th November 2005, 19:36   #2
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as long as your CPU cooling moves enough air towards the this NB there will be no problem; do keep an eye on the northbridge temperature the first few days
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Old 15th November 2005, 13:01   #3
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If your mobo has the same lay out as the MSI K8N Diamond then you will have to remove the fan of the chipsetcooler, otherwise it is impossible to install a second graph. card.
This was mentioned in a review of dual core mobo's in PCM nr 10: oct 2005, in dutch: "Wilt u gebruik maken van een tweede grafische kaart, dan zult u bij de MSI K8N Diamond eerst de chipsetkoeler moeten losschroeven."

In the review it is mentioned that the mobo runs stable without the cooler.
 
Old 15th November 2005, 13:03   #4
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There are several active heatsinks out there that use better fans. Another option is to replace the fan with a Papst one.
 
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