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Old 02-20-2007, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As you can see, my chipset fan is in a awful place. I can't get anything larger otherwise it'll make contact with my vid card. So, it needs to be like 10-12mm in depth. However, I really don't know anything about installing a new chipset heatsink/fan. I assume I need to take the mobo out and pop out those pins, and get some artic silver, but I'm not sure on how the actual heatsink and whatnot is actually placed on the mobo. Do the screws need to be positioned correctly? Just not sure what I need here.

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Old 02-20-2007, 08:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im sure this cooler would work just fine...

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Old 02-20-2007, 10:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree, the stock fan on that mobo is crap. That is my exact mobo. I love it, but the fan is very loud. I have looked into aftermarket options, but nothing fits under the 8800 card in there.
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, I ordered this :

Then I realized the dimensions were only for the heatsink and the fan itself was probably another 10mm and it wouldnt of fit. On the one you said, will that absolutely work, no doubts?
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Its probably a bit late in the day but have you tried oiling the bearings in the fan?

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Old 03-19-2007, 12:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yea it should work no problem. It's the same thing except better quality.

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Old 03-19-2007, 06:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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all you do is remove the motherboard and push the pins out from the back. the unfortunate thing is the HSF probably has thermal tape or a thermal pad on it which will make it a bugger to clean up. once you've done that apply some AS5 to the HSF with a plastic bag to fill in the pits of the surface and then spread some on the chipset die with a razor, credit card or any suitable instrument. line up the HSF over the chipset and the pins over their corresponding holes. place the HSF down firmly and push the pins through. you may want to push down and twist slightly on the HSF once it's installed to spread the AS5.

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