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 Post subject: Pull the plug on the NF7-S Northbridge?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:16 pm 
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Hey all.

My NB fan is dying on the Abit NF7-S. It seems to be quite common. Thing is only a month old :roll:

Now, I was looking at replacing it whith a Vantec IceBerq NB cooler, but then I started looking into it and a few people said to just "pull the plug and forget about it.'

So, what should I do? Should I order a new chipset and wait for it to come, only to have to take my mobo out to pop the pins, or, should I just unplug and forget?

Thanks in advance,
Dan O.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:21 pm 
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It's personal preference. What I would do is replace it rather than delegate it as a passive heatsink. Of course, I overclock quite a bit as well, so every bit of cooling that adds to stability is something I want to maintain.

You'd very likely be just fine leaving it unplugged, if that's your main concern. It would be easy enough to test as well, a simple hand touch while under load will tell you if it's getting to warm for your comfort zone.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:35 pm 
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Thanks,

I do have this thing oc'ed, but not above the mobo's specifications.

I have it running at 200mhz x11. I have kept the voltage alone, and they say that upping the voltage is the only reason you'll need a working fan.

They did say, however, that I would need good airflow in the case, which will hopefully arrive tommorrow. I've got a new Maxtop case coming. That should really give me some good airflow ;)

Dan O.

Oh, BTW, the case is the Singnature Series II Grey, w/o PSU.


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you could get the thermalright northbridge hsf, its only $13 at newegg and it performs great.


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 Post subject: Re: Pull the plug on the NF7-S Northbridge?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:31 am 
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Belboz99 wrote:
Now, I was looking at replacing it whith a Vantec IceBerq NB cooler, but then I started looking into it and a few people said to just "pull the plug and forget about it.'


I replaced my IC7-G nb cooler with the passive cooler from Zalman.
I've got my system o/c'd and it works great :)
I did have to use thermal epoxy, though :/

I think the cooler is $6 @ Newegg.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 8:00 pm 
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40mm fans are also available, so if you don't want to get a new Heatsink unit, you can just get a ball bearing 40mm fan. Just an option...


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