Originally posted by Monster00
well... i mean like i said before... the fan is there for a reason. the northbridge makes more heat on some mobos then others. Mine has a heatsink. Some have fans. So i woulden't take off the fan and put a heatsink on it.
I don't mean to start a flame war. Just express my opinion...
I just installed yesterday a NB heatsink (Zalman ZM-NB47J) on my server's mobo (A7V133, same as discussed here). In my case, the 40mm fan wasn't that "noisy", (read: tornado) but still, since the server's on 24/7, I just wanted to shut up its whinning. So far, I haven't noticed BIG temperature improvements, but it's usually between 2-3Celcius lower and the same temps as before. (idle and load (F@H + downloading, Sandra, etc.)). And that's only without proper airflow, since I'm currently in the process of building a brand new case, the server being "naked".
Then again, I didn't buy this to chill my NB to death. PC isn't overclocked, and was fine with stock cooling. My ears weren't. As long as it cools at least as well as my previous fan, I'm satisfied. The Zalman's been up to my expectations, plus it's as silent as a rock.
I pretty much understand your opinion though, Monster. I wouldn't recommend a cheap-end NB heatsink!!! (got the Zalman for 5$can
though!) Then again, my new A7N8X-E DX has only a heatsink on its nb, compared to the weird box fan on my 2 year-old A7V133. Which one needs more cooling???