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Old February 10, 2010, 02:12 PM
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THe original fan on my Atom died a couple of weeks ago, lucklily I had another 40mm fan from an old P4 board kicking around. Now it seems that fan is going to, so I'm looking for a more permanent solution (aka one that I'll spend money on). I was thinking of the TR HR-05/IFX

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I'm thinking maybe I can use this passively or slap a really quiet 80mm fan on it Any other ideas? I've been buying motherboards with adequate stock cooling lately and haven't had to replace a chipset cooler in a while. It would be a bonus if it was a stock NCIX item as a friend will be ordering from there shortly and I can piggyback and save on shipping.

The board is the Intel 945GCLF and uses the wire hook method.

EDIT: I so can't type with that keyboard connected to my Atom
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Old February 10, 2010, 02:28 PM
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hmmmmm, the pickings at NCIX are mightly slim, I may need to do some MacGyvering...
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Old February 11, 2010, 11:26 AM
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The only two I've ever used on Intel.

Buy the Thermaltake Spirit A100 Aluminum Chipset Cooler at TigerDirect.ca

Buy the Cooler Master Chipset Fan at TigerDirect.ca

The Blue Ice uses Thermal tape but, if you take the 40mm Fan off you can fit the Wire through the Array to fasten it down that way too.

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I had to jury rig it up and it was at least 2 years ago when the atoms first came out just make sure the heatpipe is over where it needs to be and your good. and look it even comes with egar to mount it right i think for a cpu would have help me haha
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Old February 11, 2010, 12:22 PM
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I'm thinking of doing something like this:



I rigged this up from peice of plexiglass to cool the ram back when I was running an A64.
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I did that too ( 1 big fan ) on the one that's not running right now in my living room. I have found it works much better for cooling the whole thing and well the better the fan the quieter it is and cheaper
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Well I made up a bracket and everything for a 92mm fan, but since I needed ram for it anyway and a Scythe 40mm fan was only 4 bucks, I bolted one of those onto the stock heatsink, we'll see how that goes.
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Well I made up a bracket and everything for a 92mm fan, but since I needed ram for it anyway and a Scythe 40mm fan was only 4 bucks, I bolted one of those onto the stock heatsink, we'll see how that goes.
So much for the $4 fan Screw it, I'm moving this system into my Shark case, a 120mm in the side vent will work nicely.
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