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    Northbridge Fan on Abit IC7 is it needed?

    O.k., my fan on my IC7 is making me insane it is soo loud, clacks, whines and various other noises, if i just unplug it... will it be ok or will it burn up.. I am no overclocking and I have very good cooling inside the computer.

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    Might be ok but you could grab a thermalright NB-1 northbridge cooler with fan from tekheads for aa fiver iirc
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    or a zalman heatsink with not fan

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    you need to think "why did they put a fan on the northbridge in the first place?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phalanx
    you need to think "why did they put a fan on the northbridge in the first place?"
    because its designed to be overclocked without the northbridge being a heat problem!

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    But sometimes it's purely on there because it's "fashionable"
    Little fan like that shouldn't be too noisy - How big is it?

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    I always find that the little fans always make more noise than the big ones, albeit more whinny and irratating!

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    The Abit NB sinks are crap tbh. My NF7-S one grates against it's metal housing, for overclocking your FSB get yourself a waterblock/ sink with fan. If not one of those Zalman passive sinks are great.

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    I'd add that the NB fans on the IC7-G are known to be wonky; Abit will swap them for P&P only, but I found the best way was to just replace with a Zalman heatsink. The machine in question runs 24/7 without issue, but it's not OC'ed.

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