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Old 05-15-2007, 02:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Motherboard MSI 865PE Neo2 had a very noisy Northbridge fan. Now I have disconnected it from the mobo and I am wondering if it is safe to run without this fan. System temp is around 36 C to 40 C. Is this bad temp for northbridge/mobo?

I am planning to buy Zalman ZM-NBF47. Does someone have any experience with this passive cooler on this mobo or any other? Or some other passive cooler for Northbridge recommendations?

Thanks in advance!!!

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Default Re: Running without Northbridge fan

most chipsets are ok running without a fan on the northbridge but if you're temps are up or you plan on overclocking then either a third party passive cooler or an active cooler is probably advisable.

You'll know if its getting to hot - your system will lockup and crash all the time.
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