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Old January 3, 2011, 02:45 PM
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I've never done any cooling on mosfet's before and wanted to make sure I had the right thing in mind before I do it,

Is it what I have highlighted here with the red oval? I was planning on putting these on them to keep them nice and cool,
Swiftech MC21 Aluminum MOSFET Heatsinks - 4 pack - FrozenCPU.com

So tell me if this is a good idea or not...I sorta want to make my HTPC as custom as can be :D
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Old January 3, 2011, 03:21 PM
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NCIX.com - Buy Enzotech BMR-C1 Forged Copper BGA Memory Heatsinks for Video Card Memory 8 Pack W/ Thermaltape - BMR-C1 In Canada.

these are better but i guess you can use those too a heat sinks a heat sink besides the fact these are copper much better thermal conductivity

perfect size too these are he he Enzontech Mosfet Heatsink - MOS-C1

if you can find them local i have always just cut the other ones up
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Old January 3, 2011, 03:27 PM
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So those are the mosfets that I have circled? Would these work just as well to keep up with the color theme :D?
NCIX.com - Buy Zalman ZM-RHS1 Video Card RAM Sink 8 Pack W/ Thermal Tape - ZM-RHS1 In Canada.

I was also thinking of replacing my northbridge but I've heard it's a little to large so I would need some thermal glue which doesn't come off easy.
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Enzos stick better than the Zalmans
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Old January 3, 2011, 03:32 PM
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Also these I just remove some covering of the tape on the bottom and stick to the board right?
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im not sure either of you have answered dudes question, lol

Microcool Silver MOSFET Chipsink

so yup,thats a mosfet.
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yup and yup.

edit i figured he knew where they where since he had them pointed too but after rereading your right and ya the enzo's stick better
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Old January 3, 2011, 03:49 PM
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I'd recommend the enzos because of personal experience with the adhesive of the thermal tape. The copper is also easy to cut with a dremmel tool in order to get just the right size.

The only thing to keep in mind is that the thermal tape isn't neccesarily non-conductive, so you want to be absolutely sure that you're not making contact with any of the soldered points.
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and if theyre going to be close to each other or other conductive stuff, get a thick piece of paper between them that youll be able to easily slide in and out, just to make sure.
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I think I might just say no to the mosfet coolers since this is just going to be a HTPC and I'm not really overclocking just going to try and unlock the extra cores so I'm hoping it doesn't run to hot...
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