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    Arrow Help me cool my southbridge

    Right, as it says in my sig, I have a GA-7NNXP. This model, as with a couple other nForce2 boards, does not provide the southbridge with cooling of any kind. At 200MHz FSB, it gets rather toasty (Burnt myself on it once), and, with the summer temps we get in this area, I'm a bit worried about it.

    I'm looking for thermal epoxy (ahesive thermal compound) and a small passive heatsink (About 30x30mm). I've looked around, asked around computer shops and hardware dealers, pricelists and websites, and I can't find these seemingly simple items in this country.

    So, I turn to you, my fellow Hexus-ites. Anyone out there who could get me these two items and post it off to me (here in South Africa)? Payment can only be in cash/cheque/postal order, seeing as Paypal and the like see fit to discriminate against which countries they 'support'.

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    I got just the thing. Someone found this company's site. They send free samples. You can only order two things per free sample, im not sure if they will send you more than one free sample. They have heatspreaders, thermal paste, thermal tape. So I recommend getting a bag of their 6 assorted heat spreaders, and some thermal conductive tape.

    http://www.chomerics.com/products/th...chT410_411.htm

    (The Link links to the thermal tape you would want, its double sided)

    Hope this helps
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    oh, and i checked, they do ship to South Africa
    Desktop: AMD Athlon XP 2500+ Barton, 1024Mb PC-3200 TwinMOS w/Winbond, MSI K7N2 Delta-ILSR, Radeon 9800SE AIW, 40 GB 7,200 Rpm Hitachi Deskstar, 120GB 7,200 Rpm 8mb Cache Maxtor Diamond 9, 160GB 7200 Rpm 8mb Cache Seagate 7200.7 SATA, Plextor 708A 8x DVD-RW, 550W PFC Q-tec PSU, Casetek 1019SM Silver Case, Camdridge Soundworks DTT2200 Speakers

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    Cool, thanks. I'll look into that.

    The request still stands, in case I can get only one of the two items from Chomerics.

    Edit: Their heatspreaders are exclusively wing-shaped, so I'm still looking for a small heatsink. Anyone got one lying around perhaps?
    Last edited by eldren; 26-10-2003 at 02:23 PM.

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    *bump* Ordered the adhesive thermal tape (T405 & T410) from http://www.chomerics.com but I still lack a small heatsink. Oh how I wish I hadn't modded my broken 486 heatsink into an uber big sink for a transistor on my ye olde Riva TNT (Yes, I need a new graphics card. Don't laugh).

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