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    silent, effective cooling (not water!) for my mobo!

    My stock fan is kicking up a load of noise on my MSI Neo2 Plat. and before it dies suddenly I want to do something about it. so I'm looking around for a QUIET alternative. . . I know there's loads out there - and some heatsink/fan combos are not suitable because of restricted space, with that in mind does anyone have an idea as to which are suitable?
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    I have an MSI Neo2 Platinum and my PC is silent :-)

    You meaning your Chipset fan?


    If so, all I have done is fanmated it to 5volts, it is silent and my PC is working fine even in this hot weather.
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    eh? how did you do that? just turn the voltages going to the fan to 5v? I take it theres a switch in the bios that enables this...?
    I'm just thinking the fan itself is knackerd though so will probably need replacing.
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    Err, the chipset fan is just plugged into the motherboard like a normal fan, just put a fanmate imbetween and turn the nob down to 5volts.



    Actually instead of mine being plugged into a Fan mate, it is plugged into the molex undervolting thing that came with my VF-700Cu, I originally had a fanmate doing it but it was getting a bit cramped in there so I thought i should use the spare 5volt port.

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    ah ok, I see what you mean. basically a variable resistor. but no. knackered fan = it will no longer work.
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    Has anyone had much luck getting higher overclocks with improved northbridge cooling (esp on pentium motherboards)

    Sorry for hijacking

    This might be a nice cheap quiet replacement for you.

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    I know on nf2 when my modded chipset fan broke on my lanparty ultra B my stable fsb went from 250 to 230 with the passive stock sink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiato storm
    ah ok, I see what you mean. basically a variable resistor. but no. knackered fan = it will no longer work.


    Hi, but at the end of the day no fan that small will be quiet, buy a new one and undervolt it.

    What about that big lump of metal which has no fan, something about north or something.

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    Ah, I see where the confusion is, I meant a CPU heatsink/fan over the AMD64 chip...not the small gold msi one half way up the board near the agp slot...!
    sorry [@myself]
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    What you should do is the same as me, change round the fan with a low noise version for example by supergluing an 80 mm fan to the plastic heat sink fan mount, and place a passive heat sink on the Northbridge. I actually got an old aluminium Pentium 1 heat sink and drilled a couple of notches and holes in it with a regular household drill so that it goes great on the capacitors and mountings of the MSI board.

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    If you overclock a lot get a Swiftech.

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