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Old 06-29-2006, 12:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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my motherboad is INTEL i945, but recently, i have noticed that the temperature of the north bridge chip fin is very high, so i am very worried about it!
so how to cool it further!
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get a northbridge cooler with a fan on it. (not just a heatsink)
the Swiftech MCX159 is a descent one
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check out chipset coolers..

www.xoxide.com
www.arcticcooling.com


etc etc.
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this one's descent:
http://www.xoxide.com/thermalright-h...et-cooler.html
you can put a 70mm fan on it (though they're harder to find)

this one's good, but more expensive
http://www.xoxide.com/cooler-master-blue-ice-2.html
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wats the northbridge chip do?
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on all systems except AMD K8, the northbridge houses the memory controller, which is what the CPU talks to if it wants to access RAM.
on non-K8 systems, because of the memory controller, the northbridge can get pretty hot when the CPU needs to access RAM a lot
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Hi:
thank you ! if i install a fin with a fan , so how to connect the wire!
thank you very much
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