Northbridge cooler advice in core 2 duo overclocking guide?

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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  1. 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.
  2. It looks like the smurf version of the CPU <120mm HSFs XD
  3. 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
  4. i can't fit it in on my mobo though :cry: cause of zalman 9500 cnps, it is in the way
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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..
  6. i don't even have to measure, zalman is to big and as you can see that tt cooler is huge too.
  7. Slap some AS5 and a fan, thats the current fad
  8. yeah, that's what i did, but that tt cooler would be nice
  9. hmm if you could get it blowing towards your RAM would be really nice...
  10. uhh, i don't complain my nb (1600fsb) is 40C with stock heatsink and a fan on top, and my ram is on stock
  11. How come youve stopped OCing at 400Mhz??
  12. 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 :)
  13. 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:
  14. Coolaler kicks ass
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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:
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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)
  17. man, my only dream is x6800 AND Prometeia Mach II GT (0 - 200 Watt @ -65 to -35C)
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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:
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    I hope your dream comes true.


    thank you on the good word :)
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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.
  21. if you're gonna dream, you gotta dream big :lol:
  22. I see what you mean.
    good thing I cut up my credit cards
    http://www.xtremesystems.org/forums/showthread.php?t=121022
  23. you're not doing to bad yourself 8) 3869.98 MHz is nice
    what is your cooling/temps
  24. Yeah not too shabby... Hit 480Mhz FSb, then ill be surprised :D
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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.
  26. Haha fair enough. Youll get much better temps with the swiftech kit im sure.
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