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Northbridge cooler advice in core 2 duo overclocking guide?

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October 28, 2006 7:18:31 AM

I could not find any information on northbridge coolers. I think my northbridge heat is preventing me from stability at my current clock speed. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on chipset coolers.

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October 28, 2006 6:35:07 PM

no heat pipe no fan just a heatsink. and that thing gets hot enough to melt flesh. even when my cpu is really hot, it never throttles before a crash/reboot. which is why i think my oc limit is based on northbridge heat. also a tech at corsair told me he thought the chipset overheating was the issue.
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October 29, 2006 4:38:08 AM

It looks like the smurf version of the CPU <120mm HSFs XD
October 29, 2006 4:43:16 AM

yeah here are test results of that cooler

Testing:

AMD 64+ 3200+ S939 Winchester
ECS RX480-A Motherboard
Corsair 1GB ValueSelect PC3200 DDR RAM
GeForce 7600GS
Western Digital 250 GB 7200 rpm harddrive

@ stock 2000 mhz


@ 2200 mhz
October 29, 2006 4:45:13 AM

i can't fit it in on my mobo though :cry:  cause of zalman 9500 cnps, it is in the way
October 29, 2006 4:50:58 AM

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i can't fit it in on my mobo though :cry:  cause of zalman 9500 cnps, it is in the way

"Measure twice, cut once" er some lame ass saying like that..
October 29, 2006 4:54:44 AM

i don't even have to measure, zalman is to big and as you can see that tt cooler is huge too.
October 29, 2006 5:35:01 AM

Slap some AS5 and a fan, thats the current fad
October 29, 2006 5:37:14 AM

yeah, that's what i did, but that tt cooler would be nice
October 29, 2006 5:39:15 AM

hmm if you could get it blowing towards your RAM would be really nice...
October 29, 2006 5:41:17 AM

uhh, i don't complain my nb (1600fsb) is 40C with stock heatsink and a fan on top, and my ram is on stock
October 29, 2006 5:47:32 AM

How come youve stopped OCing at 400Mhz??
October 29, 2006 5:50:22 AM

i don't want to get higher cpu temps than i already got
on TAT at 100% load cpu gets to 65-67C
i want to stay on the safe side :) 
October 29, 2006 5:55:01 AM

That Zalman cooler took another victim...
Read here and some other temperature posts by wusy that im too lazy to link at the momment. Basically dont fear the temps, fear the voltage :evil: 
October 29, 2006 5:58:48 AM

Coolaler kicks ass
October 29, 2006 6:00:35 AM

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Coolaler kicks ass

4Ghz on a E6400 (if i cant gather the money for the E6600) is gonna be my goal for my nect build :twisted:
October 29, 2006 6:00:38 AM

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I could not find any information on northbridge coolers. I think my northbridge heat is preventing me from stability at my current clock speed. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on chipset coolers.


Try this one.
http://www.swiftnets.com/products/MCX159-CU.asp
I have the heat pipes on my mobo but would by it if I didnt
wusy's Idea is the best and proven.(use it on my southbridge)
October 29, 2006 6:09:48 AM

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man, my only dream is x6800 AND Prometeia Mach II GT (0 - 200 Watt @ -65 to -35C)

I hope your dream comes true.
Its called maxing out your credit card. :lol: 
October 29, 2006 6:11:20 AM

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I hope your dream comes true.


thank you on the good word :) 
October 29, 2006 6:16:37 AM

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man, my only dream is x6800 AND Prometeia Mach II GT (0 - 200 Watt @ -65 to -35C)

Youve seen too much from Shamino and TAM...
I like the $/performance side of OCing better.
October 29, 2006 6:17:57 AM

if you're gonna dream, you gotta dream big :lol: 
October 29, 2006 6:23:13 AM

you're not doing to bad yourself 8) 3869.98 MHz is nice
what is your cooling/temps
October 29, 2006 6:27:45 AM

Yeah not too shabby... Hit 480Mhz FSb, then ill be surprised :D 
October 29, 2006 3:11:53 PM

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you're not doing to bad yourself 8) 3869.98 MHz is nice
what is your cooling/temps

Water
My temps were a little high (64C) 1 hour Ortho’s. Priority 9
I ordered a new swiftech rad but still waiting to receive it.
If I get the temps I want then I will do a follow up post.

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Yeah not too shabby... Hit 480Mhz FSb, then ill be surprised :D 


You’re really stuck on high front side bus aren’t you :D 
My experience with 500 FSB isn’t very stable.
Yes the clocks are extreme but the pci express video slots revert to 1x lane width on a lot of P5b boards when you push it too hard.
To me if I can’t run it 24/7 I won’t post it.
That’s not a feat of accomplishment to fry my rig.
I’ll leave that to the Extreme members.
October 29, 2006 6:21:46 PM

Haha fair enough. Youll get much better temps with the swiftech kit im sure.
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