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Northbridge HS/fan suggestions?

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Roland-G23, May 2, 2005.

  1. Roland-G23

    Roland-G23 STI Convert

    Dec 29, 2000
    Albany, OR USA
    The Northbridge fan on my Abit IC7G-Max is making quite the racket, and I know I can get a new one from Abit (this seems to be a big issue from I what I can tell via Google), but I was thinking on getting an aftermarket one instead.

    Thermaltake makes one called the Tiger 1, anyone else have some suggestions? I use an Alpha on my P4 (heck, I use Alphas on everything I build for myself).
  2. pyblood


    Dec 22, 2003
    Zalman makes a heatsink for the northbridge that doesn't use a fan. From what I have read about them, they seem to cool better than some with fans.

  3. fastvfr

    fastvfr Ancient Tech

    Mar 28, 2001
    SW Oregon
    Especially that Made In Taiwan IC7 fan!! Those things are rated MTBFR @ 6 months or so.

    Awful shoddy, if you ask me.

    Actually, the last time I yanked one for a client I installed a Zalman (passive) NB cooler and a CNPS7000B CPU cooler.

    The thing never ran better. Or quieter!