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CPU cooler and north bridge heatsink colliding!

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Last response: in Systems
January 9, 2007 9:38:31 PM

I just put my rig together, haven't booted it yet, but there might be an issue. I used an Asus P5N-E SLI and an Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro. The Freezer 7 is huge! I hope it cools as much as its size might indicate! But anyways, the heatsink on the cooler is touching the Asus heatsink on the north bridge, which is also pretty big. It looks like the bridge's heatsink has moved just a little bit. Could this possibly be an issue with heat in the future? Would they both make each other hotter, or no big deal? Should I just keep an eye on the north bridge temp?

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January 9, 2007 10:06:43 PM

the only issue you have to worry about is if both heatsinks are flush on their chips. If by being butted up against each other cause one or both heatsinks to be uneven then you have a problem.
but if they are both flush.. no worries...
January 9, 2007 10:08:31 PM

Yeah, I'll have to make sure on that then. Thanks.
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January 9, 2007 10:28:14 PM

Is there a particular program that works well for measuring the bridges' temps, both north and south?
January 9, 2007 11:08:53 PM

try speedfan, though I don't think it works all that well for my Asus mobo.