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Old January 10, 2012, 10:54 PM
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Default Looking for compatible northbridge heat sink with fan.

So I have a MSI 970A-G45 AM3+ motherboard and it seems to have a non standard northbridge cooler. Now atm I do have a fan connected using a paperclip but it's not entirely effective since it's still in the 45C(used to be 60C) range which I would like to get down to 30C possibly. Here's a pic with the 40mm fan on top which normally would cover pretty much the whole NB cooler but on this board it doesn't. Any suggestions for a NB heat sink with a fan that I could use? I don't want a huge one small is preferable.

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Old January 11, 2012, 07:01 AM
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The board should be able to handle the northbridge being at that temp. I hear that temps up to 80c are still fine for it.
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Old January 11, 2012, 09:04 PM
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I'd still prefer having them a lot lower though
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Old January 11, 2012, 09:21 PM
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I'd still prefer having them a lot lower though
unless your doing some crazy overclocks don't worry about it
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Old January 12, 2012, 10:05 AM
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If you can still find a place that sells this:

Blue Ice - Cooler Master - Leading Provider of Computer Case | Cooler | Power Supply

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Use this and aim it at the NB heatsink on high:

Antec Spot Cool 100 Adjustable System Cooler Blue LED Dual Mode 1000-2000RPM 16-24.8DBA 4.9-9.8CFM - Antec - Spot Cool 100

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Old January 13, 2012, 08:18 PM
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Well I've decided whenever I have time and actually turn my computer off I'm just going to take the heat sink off and tap it for a couple screws for the fan I already have. Just place the screws in far enough to sit almost flush with the bottom of the heat sink and put some blue locktite so the screws don't back off. Any recommendations for thermal paste? I have Arctic MX-4 would that be fine?
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