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Old January 9, 2008, 12:12 PM
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Default Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L Northbridge?

I was wondering if buying the Zalman ZN-NBF47 Fanless Aluminum Northbridge cooler would be a good replacement for the stock NB cooler on the GA-P35-DS3L mother board.

Or if just mounting a fan over the stock NB cooler would work just as good or better.

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Old January 9, 2008, 12:37 PM
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I have 2 of these boards, and have tried it 4 ways:

Stock with a "tower style" cpu cooler: 43C
Noctua uh6 NB cooler: 35C
Noctua + scyth 40mm fan: 29C
Stock with scyth 40mm: 32c

In retrospect, I would say go with just the $3 scyth mini kaze fan, 32C is totally fine and the fan is like 8db, cant even hear it...

Also, if you have the stock CPU cooler, or any "downdraft style" cooler that blows air down onto the mobo/chipset, then it may be fine the way it is as a passive cooler. From what I know (not much) I would say its fine as long as its under 40C (probably fine at a lot more)
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Old January 9, 2008, 12:56 PM
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Yeah I too would say just stick to the stock cooler, and strap a little 40mm fan on it. More than enough cooling. The P35 is a great efficient chipset.
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I run mine without a single fan in the case with no problems. Stock cooling and max mch voltage.
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Here is the fan here. It's an awesome fan. Scythe Mini Kaze HTPC Silent Mini Fan 40MM 3500RPM 4.1CFM 14DBA 2 Pin W/ 3 Pin Adaptor - DirectCanada
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Old January 10, 2008, 03:43 PM
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Thanks for all the replys guys.

I am planning on installing my E6400 C2D on one of these boards and over clocking it, the only real reason i wanted that NB heat sink is because it looks nice and would look good on that board.

But i will just order a fan instead.

Thanks for all the input guys!
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Yeah I too would say just stick to the stock cooler, and strap a little 40mm fan on it. More than enough cooling. The P35 is a great efficient chipset.
Hello,

I am assembling my first system now. It's a DS3L. How do you fix the little fan on the northbridge? I have a Scynthe Mini Kaze.

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intel's p35 chipset Thermal and Mechanical Design Guidelines lists the maximum temperature as 106C (section 2.3.3): ftp://download.intel.com/design/chip...x/31696803.pdf
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Hello,

I am assembling my first system now. It's a DS3L. How do you fix the little fan on the northbridge? I have a Scynthe Mini Kaze.

Thanks,
JES :help:
Just use some zipties! Get creative? I would just use zipties whereever I can. I think you could probably screw it in too. See what the other guys here are using. I dont have one myself, but I have used a few
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I run mine without a single fan in the case with no problems. Stock cooling and max mch voltage.
Same here... and up to and over 500FSB. The SB is the one that gets hot on mine.
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