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    Wink Northbridge fan

    Is it just me or does the Northbridge fan on the NF7-S seems to be at little bit noisy?

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    Depends how quiet the rest of your PC is

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    Do you think I could stick a Zalman ZM-NB47J on it?

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    yes

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    Originally posted by fondie
    yes
    Cheers fondie,

    P.S you must have the coolest Sig here

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    Yes the NB fan on the NF7-S v2.0 is awful ... both loud and low quality. Stick a passive solution on instead, you won't regret it. The NB fan makes more noise than all my other fans put together ... it is easy to change though, 2 clips (take the mobo out) ... they don't even use enough paste ... shame on Abit!

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    Whats the differnce between a NF7-s and a NF7-Sl, bout thatNB fan? How bout putting a 486 CPU fan on it ( i even have a copper haetsink to go with it? Would it help to put more paste onto teh NB??
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    I believe the NF7-Sl simply omits the SATA-to-IDE adapter (runs PATA as SATA). http://www.abit.com.tw/ - may not be sold in all countries so check a few diff language websites.

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    Originally posted by suki_uk
    Cheers fondie,

    P.S you must have the coolest Sig here
    no problem,

    and thanks!

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    Originally posted by Austin
    I believe the NF7-Sl simply omits the SATA-to-IDE adapter (runs PATA as SATA). http://www.abit.com.tw/ - may not be sold in all countries so check a few diff language websites.
    OK and now for idiots like me?What does that mean to me?SOmething imortant or just a gadget?
    In croatia the are NF7-SL for sale...
    So which one the the SL is cheaper...
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    Wow Fondie did not realise you have quite a smilar set-up to me:

    Abit NF7s v2.0
    9800Pro
    Barton 2500xp @ 2.3
    2x Corsair XMS 4200
    Audigy 2
    80gig Maxtor
    Marantz SR5300
    2x Moraunt Short Floostanders
    2x MS Rears (on stands)
    1x JBL Center
    1x Velodyne CH-10

    So whats the SR6300 like?

    And who is the chick in the siggy, Beyonce? Post a hi-res pick dammit!
    Last edited by kamz; 24-09-2003 at 02:42 PM.

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    lol, beyonce it is i don't have a high-res image i'm afraid, was taken from a crappy scan (once it's an inch tall you can't tell) i found on the net :-



    but here are another couple, again not high-res for you :-





    you do indeed have a similar setup to me, cheeky bugger surely corsair xms4200 is a bit overkill, if it exists that is! my marantz SR6300 is great a v.fine piece of kit, and once i get my new BKE XLS200 sub set up on it! i don't think there's too much difference between the two models tbh! you're missing out on the extra rear channel for 6.1 though, 'tis great fun!

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    oops should read 3200

    hmm she is lovely...

    Watched Vapire Hunter D - Bloodlust through the set-up and the sub damn near gave me a heart attack, neighbours were not pleased!!

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    beyonce

    lol, i've only had one complant from a neighbour, and that's without the sub i can't wait to set it up, a proper sub really does add a different element, that .1 sure feels like a whole lot more!

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    Originally posted by Jesus
    OK and now for idiots like me?What does that mean to me?SOmething imortant or just a gadget?
    In croatia the are NF7-SL for sale...
    So which one the the SL is cheaper...
    It would appear that all you're missing from the SL version is the converter which allows you to use ordinary IDE HDs (PATA, eg ATA100, ATA133) on the SATA controller on the mobo ... no real advantage except it allows more seperate channels for connecting IDE devices ... nothing you'd miss. Do check the diffs though, as I'm not 100% certain on the SL.

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    I've taken off the Original Fan and replaced it with a Zalman ZM-NB47J,
    Does it matter if the Zalman ZM-NB47J does not cover the whole Northbridge. It seems leave a 0.5 cm gap at the sides, is this normal?

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