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    Is it safe to...

    ...remove the fan from my Northbridge and just leave it with the heatsink only? It is a stock fan and very loud, when it is off my PC is very nearly absolutely silent. It currently sits between 40-45 C constant. If it isn't safe what would you recommend to cool it? (nForce II Ultra 400).
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

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    well you could replace it with one of those really decent Northbridge heatsinks but you need to remember that there is a fan on the northbridge for a reason

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    • Lee H's system
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    I would not advise running the nforce northbridge without a cooler as they get really hot, and then stability issues pop up once this occurs. You can change it and a lot of people fit either vantec, swiftec, or thermalright cooling solutions to replace the sometimes noisier "stock" northbridge fans.

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    Well it wont burn up, but I have no idea how efficient/useful the heatsink is on the NB.

    My MSI nforce2 has no fan but does have a small heatsink that has a bit of surface area (lots of fins). Gets a bit warm to touch but I couldnt care less as its stable and its my server.

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