Anyone know which chipset cooler works best at dissapating heat??
ive been looking into the
-Thermaltake Extreme Spirit II
-Noctua NC-U6 Chipset Cooler
My mobo (p5n-e sli) gets extremely hot, and im looking for something to cool it down...
price between them is pretty much the same at the place i can buy them, so it all comes down to which one can cool down my chipset the best..
there will always be a 120mm fan above it on the chassi that blows down cool fresh air towards it (5-8 cm away)...
This is the one that's been on my Asus A8N-SLI since the stock fan crapped out. I had to do a bit of filing to make it fit, but it was fine and I'm not a modder usually. It's cool and quiet and leaves room for dual-slot videocards.
im not quite sure what im going to do with the northbridge. ive been thinking about mounting a 60mm fan on top of the factory heatsink. i thought about using a 60mm-80mm funnel and installing an 80mm fan instead. itd probably be a little quieter. i may just end up doing what you did and order an entire aftermarket heatsink though.
i ordered a p5n-e yesterday. im putting an E6600 in it, and i plan to OC it a little. after reading alot about the chipset getting hot i started trying to figure out how to cool them a little.
im going to mount one of these passive Zalman heatsinks on the southbridge, not sure which one.
Well Jc i can tell you this, im using the NB47J, the one on the bottom that u specified for the southbridge and it works perfect i tell you for that job... Yes a aftermarket heatsink is what u want for the northbridge on this type of board, it sure gets hot...
Id recommend either the Noctua or that other Heatsink i showed on my first post in this thread.. they seem to be the best fit... and if u get the noctua which seems a little better imho, have a fan right over it, so that dissapates some heat... its definetly a requirement for a new heatsink if ure gonna overclock...