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Old 01-08-2006, 03:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Intel vs AMD - Chipset cooling

Why does intel NEVER use active cooling fans on any of their motherboards? Instead just a huge heatsink. Yet most Nforce boards have small heatsinks with loud little fans. I don't understand why. At first I thought it was a sound issue, i mean less noise is good right? Then I thought no moving parts = less chance of failure = longer lasting hardware. Makes sense right?

What are your opinions. Only Intel board I've seen with chipset coolings is that Abit fatality board.

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Old 01-08-2006, 09:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It would actually be much more logical for the Intel chipset to use active cooling and the AMD to use passive cooling...Intel still uses the northbridge memory controller and therefore if you're overclocking memory you need to start pumping voltage through your northbridge and it will start to get hot

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Old 01-08-2006, 01:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mine is Intel and runs very cool actually, if the motherboard temperature refers to the chipset, then never more than 30C.

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